Join Rob Westerberg and Catherine Ring on Wednesday, May 23rd from 3:30-4:30 pm for their final webinar, “Back to the Future: Arts Teachers Lead the Way”. They will be culminating this series of webinars on Arts Assessment, a component of the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative’s Phase I, with an interview with DOE Commissioner Steve Bowen. [...]
Please check out our new Summer Course Listings. You will find new courses, new locations and new faculty, along with some of your favorites. And, you may be seeing our new Ad in various publications. Here’s a sneak preview. Thanks to educator Jean Gorman and faculty instructor, Rob [...]
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are coming to Maine and into your classroom but do you feel prepared to actually implement them? Even though the CCSS are intended to be a progression of learning for our students, teachers are largely left to bridge the gap between our current standards and the CCSS [...]
Do You have a Quality Library in your Classroom?
Visual Art Teachers from Medomak Middle School, Mt. Ararat Middle School, Bangor High, Sumner Memorial High, Woodside Elementary, and Falmouth High School convened for an intensive weekend course on Assessment last weekend. We had rich discussions about why high quality assessment practices improve teaching and learning. Looking at student art work, sharing resources, and [...]
Yesterday we met with 16 art, music, dance and theater teacher leaders throughout Maine to plan Phase II of the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative. Lots of creative ideas for ways to improve teaching and learning in the arts filled the day. This is critical work, because the arts teach vital 21st century skills and quality [...]
A group of teachers from the Portland area met recently in the first session of Teaching Children’s Literature through the Arts course. What a wonderful group! This diverse group included two librarians, three elementary classroom teachers, and a music teacher, so there was plenty of interest in both the arts and children’s literature. This [...]
I am pleased to say that the Arts Assessment in the Music Classroom course has taken off at York High School. Reports are that participants dove right in with some profound discussions about how we, as educators, tackle the not so easily defined task of assessing students performance in music. How does one assess individuals [...]
You are invited to join Rob Westerberg (Choral Director at York High School) and me and our Guests on our webinar on Wednesday, January 4 at 3:30 pm. The topic promises to inspire a lively exchange: “An Elementary Discussion: How in the World Can I Possibly Do This?
Addressing the Unique Needs of Elementary Arts [...]
Teaching Children’s Literature through the Arts is coming to Portland Dates: January 20, 21 and March 23, 24, 2012 (Fridays 4-8pm, Saturdays 8-4pm) Location: Portland, Maine Instructor: Catherine Ring TO REGISTER: Click Here This course [...]