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Hebron Station School Mega-Regional Conference 2017

2016-17 Mega-Regional Conferences

The Mega-regional conferences will take place in five locations to provide all-day professional development opportunities in arts education. The registration fee for attending is $25 per person and 5.5 contact hours are available for full-day participation. The facilitators are the Maine Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI) teacher leaders from all six years and Maine Learning Technology Initiative Apple Learning Specialists.

 

Dates and Locations

Monday, November 21, 2016 Ellsworth High School

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 USM, Portland

Thursday, February 2, 2017 UMaine, Orono

Friday, March 17, 2017 Hebron Station School, Hebron

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Easton Schools, Aroostook County

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 UMaine, Orono

 

All Mega-regional conferences will take place between 8:15 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 

Schedule

  • 8:30 a.m. Registration begins
  • 9:00 a.m. Opening and Morning Sessions
  • 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Breakout Session I
  • 10:30 - 10:40 a.m. Break
  • 10:40 - 11:55 a.m. Breakout Session II
  • 11:55 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch, participants on their own 
  • 12:45 - 1:20 p.m. Artist Showcase
  • 1:25 - 2:40 p.m. Session III Maine Arts Education Census Survey
  • 2:40 - 3:00 p.m. Closing

 

Session III: Maine Arts Education Census: More Power to You, but Be Careful!

The census survey is a specific strategy to answer questions about the capacity of our state to support and deliver high quality instruction in visual and performing arts to preK-12 students in Maine. The census survey is also a tool to help guide policy about public education in the arts for the next 8-10 years. The challenge for the many arts educators and citizens with interests and passion for the arts is to render an accurate and informed interpretation of the survey results, and to communicate the census survey results to as many audiences as possible.

Quantification is not truth! Just having a survey with numbers, percentages, and visual displays does not mean that there are no questions. We want to know what the data says, but remember that data is a human endeavor in which we try to emphasize objectivity by writing clear, concise survey questions and items (prompts). This session will help explore the strengths and weaknesses of the census survey, and provide you with practice in ways to select data, create visuals and tell stories about the census survey at the state, regional and local level.

 

Closing 2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

 

Contact hours

5.5 contact hours will be provided at the completion of all three sessions at each Mega-regional conference.

 

Hebron Station School, Portland

 

SESSION I

 

Stars and Stairs

 

 
Stars and Stairs, Where am I now and Where am I going? How can the use of Stars and Stairs in your classroom help to inform you and your students of their learning progression and actively engage them in the learning process. This will be a round table discussion. Looking at your standards and your curriculum how can you use the Stars and Stairs model in your classroom. All grade levels. All content.
 
Samantha Armstrong Paris Elementary School and Hebron Elementary
Schools, Grades K-6 Visual Art

 

"Making Art History Come to Life with iBooks Author"

 

 
Dive into iBooks Author to harness the power of developing multi-modal, Multi-Touch iBooks. You’ll learn features which make iBooks come to life for learners by incorporating audio files, 3D widgets, image glossaries, study cards, jailbreaking templates, and much more. Be prepared to create an art history chapter together. You can also use this app for making comics and graphic novels or creating art portfolios. This session is great for MLTI beginners and experts. MLTI MacBooks with iBooks Author preinstalled is encouraged. Grades 7-12
 
                                                Lindsey Carnes MLTI Apple Learning Specialist
 

Arts Residency In Action: Guidelines for a Successful Teaching Artist Collaboration in Your School

 
Many arts educators in K-12 education have never had the opportunity to work with a teaching artist. Knowing where to start and identifying the most important steps to take can feel daunting. This workshop provides a framework for creating a high-quality teaching artist residence in the schools. We will focus on the steps needed to create a powerful residency, and the nature of an effective collaboration between teaching artist and arts educator. We will provide experiential work and guidance in addressing the complexities and sometimes different languages of the teaching artist and the school-based educator.
All grade levels. All content.
 
Carmel Collins Lake Region High School Dance and Visual Art
John Morris Teaching Artist Dance
 

Improving Content Literacy Through Formative Assessment

 

 

Improve content literacy with a tool box of formative assessments and literacy strategies to gauge what your students already know, how well they are learning content, and help drive your classroom instruction. All grade levels. All content.

 

Iva Damon Leavitt Area High School Visual Art

 

 

More Cowbell

 

 
Playing and composing songs on your own is a blast for some, however there's something special about making music in collaboration with other like-minded folks that just can't be beat. In this hands-on, music making session, participants will use GarageBand to learn the basics of song writing and music production. Participants will have plenty of time to explore and experience the fun of collaborative music creation. Musicians of any and all skill levels are welcome. Make sure to bring your Mac and/or iOS device with GarageBand installed. All grade levels.
 
                                                Tim Hart MLTI Apple Learning Specialist
 

Do You See What I Hear?

 

Participants will learn how to use graphic notation as a visual tool to reach all learners in the music classroom. (This is a great STEAM lesson!) Grades 4-6

 
Linda McVety Songo Locks Elementary School, grades K-5 Music
Jenni Null Songo Locks Elementary, grades K-6 Music, District Fine Arts Coordinator
 
 
 

Arts Integration

 

 

When you are deeply engaged in Arts Integration you realize it is about learning with you mind, body and heart in the present moment.  This hands on workshop explores this idea through drama, music, movement, poetry, storytelling, and the visual arts. Come prepared to experience arts integration through your own individual lens in a safe environment. All grade levels. All content.

Lindsey Pinchbeck Director Sweet Tree Arts/Sweetland School

 

 

Visual Notetaking/Doodling in Class

 

 

A combination of sketching and traditional note taking results in rich educational documents to support learning. Studies show that sketching leads to better retention of information and helps clarify ideas. Sketching is one of our original forms of communication. Visualizing ideas is a great way to learn. Why not bring this creative form of learning into your classroom? Explore how visual notes support learning. Discover techniques to create, share and integrate visual notes into your instructional practice. Visual notetaking, often called sketch noting, uses two parts of your brain, which is referred to as Dual Coding Theory. This has been found to improve learning. Research has shown that people who doodle while listening retain 29% more information (Andrade, 2009). Join this hands-on session and start sketching your notes today. Please bring your updated MLTI iPad, if available, with Notability installed. Arts supplies will also be available. All grade levels. All content.

Ann Marie Quirion Hutton MLTI Apple Professional Learning Speciallist, former Art Educator

 

 

SESSION II

 

Supporting Literacy in the Elementary Visual Art Classroom

 

 
This workshop focuses on a collection of techniques that aim to support literacy in the art classroom. From using word walls, sight words, and phonemic awareness participants will leave with a fresh perspective on incorporating literacy while still adhering to their art curriculum. K-5 Visual Arts, adaptable for middle school
 
Elise Bothel Vivian E. Hussey School Visual Art K-5
 

Including Students with Disabilities in Your Art Classroom Using iMovie

 

Use stations and sites fostering independence to help students collect assets for creating art infused iMovie productions. This session will showcase how a green screen and some photos can provide opportunities for all learners to showcase their creative side. MLTI MacBooks with the most current version of iMovie is encouraged. All content. All grade levels.

Lindsey Carnes MLTI Apple Learning Specialist

 

Reflections on Standards Based teaching and Learning

 

In this workshop participants will discuss ways to connect students with standards, methods of to make SBL visible for students and the use of a matrix to document teaching opportunities that are standards based. Grades 6-12

Jennie Driscoll Brunswick High School Visual Art

 
Making 8-bit Art

 

 

Beginning with early Atari and Nintendo video games, the 8-bit aesthetic has been a part of our culture for over 30 years. No longer just nostalgia art, contemporary 8-bit artists and chiptunes musicians have elevated the form to new levels of creativity and cultural reflection. In this session, we will focus on tools that assist in creating 8-bit images, animations, and music.  Please bring your MLTI MacBook. All grade levels.

 

Tim Hart MLTI Apple Learning Specialist

 

"Something from Nothing" or Costoming on a Budget

 

 

Hot glue, curtains, table cloths, children's sleds, and ribbon - what do they all have in common? They can be ingeniously used to create authentic costumes for all plays.  Armed with this knowledge, you can devise a lesson in the designing of costumes for the stage for your students. If time permits, participants can brainstorm possible resources and ways to include students. Grades 9-12

Jean Phillips Wiscasset High School Theatre

 

Music Curriculum SLOs

 

 
Building SLO and Data Points from your Music Curriculum. Grades K-8
 

Cynthia Streznewski Woolwich Central School, Grades K-8 Music

 

 

 

Writing Across the Curriculum in a Performing Arts Classroom

 

 
Writing is a life skill that is of critical importance to our students.  I will share ways in which I have incorporated writing composition and critical responses in to my dance classroom. All grades levels. All content.

 

Emma Campbell Thornton Academy Dance

 

Writing Across the Curriculum in a Performing Arts Classroom

 

 
Writing is a life skill that is of critical importance to our students.  I will share ways in which I have incorporated writing composition and critical responses in to my dance classroom. All grades levels. All content.

 

Emma Campbell Thornton Academy Dance

 

 

 

Registration

You can register for each Mega-regional workshop through Constant Contact. Here you will be able to select the workshop of your choice and will be directed to a payment site to complete your registration.
 
 

Previous Year Mega-regional workshops

To view the archived Mega-regional workshop descriptions from 2014-2015 please click here. To view the archived Mega-regional workshop descriptions from 2013-2014 please click here.

 

Program Contact Information

For information about any of the Maine Arts Commission’s arts in education funding opportunities or programs, please contact Argy Nestor at 207/ 287-2713 or by email at argy.nestor@maine.gov.