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Building an Online Community for Arts Educators!

WEBINAR Don’t forget to register for our free webinar on Wednesday, November 2, at 3:30 -4:30 pm.  Rob Westerberg and I will be hosting a discussion with guests, Jay Collier, Technology consultant with the Maine DOE; Ann Marie Hutton, MLTI Technology specialist, Shannon Campbell, K-8 Visual Art Teacher, and Mary Ellen Schaper, Dance Specialist.  The… Read more »

Webinars on Maine Arts Assessment Initiative

This is just in from the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) website:  I’m very excited to be doing this webinar series with Rob Westerberg!!  Stay tuned. September 7 – Maine Arts Assessment Initiative webinar August 31st, 2011 abby No comments The MLTI and Department of Education will be hosting 5 webinars throughout the 2011-2012 school… Read more »

Maine Arts Assessment Institute – A Great Success!

The Maine Arts Assessment Initiative has been launched!  Eighteen teacher leaders from around the State of Maine gathered at the Maine College of Art for four intensive days of professional development in arts assessment.  Workshops on Assessment, Leadership and Technology filled the days, along with building a team, rich conversations, and planning and strategizing our… Read more »

We’re Here!

Last August, Argy Nestor, Rob Westerberg and I attended the New England Arts Assessment Institute in NH and outlined our vision for Maine. A year of planning later, we launch the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative tomorrow with 18 teacher leaders and 4 days of professional development in Portland. We’ve got the support of our new… Read more »

Arts: The Heart of Education

I just spent a wonderful day at the 2011 Positive Youth Development Institute where I presented  a workshop to educators, social directors, arts council directors and others, along with Argy Nestor, the Visual and Performing Arts Specialist from the Maine Department of Education.  The keynote speaker at this event was Tony Wagner, author of The… Read more »