Maine Arts Assessment Institute – A Great Success!

What a Team!

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 next steps.  These teachers will be presenting workshops (in visual art, drama, music and dance at the elementary, middle school and high school levels) at our October 7th Conference on the Arts at USM. Stay tuned for more details!  These same teachers will also be presenting workshops in regions all over the state.  What a team we have!  Rob Westerberg (Music Teacher at York High School) and I will be conducting webinars in the next few months on various topics on arts assessment.  Argy Nestor and I are joining a small team, headed out to Aroostook County on October 11  to meet with the region’s arts teachers.  This is so exciting, because it really will impact teaching and learning in the arts in our state!    —   Catherine