On February 12, 2019 the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved the release of the draft 2019 Arts Curriculum Framework for public comment. It has been almost 20 years since the state’s arts standards were last revised in 1999, and the new draft makes several important changes. Specifically, it:
- Recognizes media arts as a discipline alongside dance, music, theatre, and visual arts;
- Utilizes a new organizational structure that
- Is consistent across disciplines, supporting integration,
- Integrates content from the 1999 framework’s Connections strand into the discipline-specific standards,
- Includes standards for artistic practice aligned to the National Core Arts Standards;Provides more detailed learning expectations, with two-year instead of four-year grade spans.
- Provides more detailed learning expectations, with two-year instead of four-year grade spans.
- Adds guiding principles focused on engaging students and ensuring exposure to wider range of cultures and styles.
Order your limited edition MAEA t-shirt to commemorate the 2019 NAEA Convention in Boston March 14 – 16.
- T-shirts are available for presale purchase for $22 through February 18.
- T-shirts purchased at the convention are $25 with shipping included.
- T-shirts purchased after the convention will have to pay shipping costs.
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- Celebrate the field of art education in some way.
- Include #NAEA19
- Be a maximum of two ink colors. If you use black or white it counts as one of your two colors.
- T-shirt fabric can be almost any color so consider that in your design.
- Design for front of t-shirt only.
- Design could highlight location of convention (Boston) but that is optional.
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Elections are now open for the positions of Secretary and Treasurer. Though both are running unopposed please cast your vote of support.
Secretary – Jaimee Taborda
Jaimee Taborda cares deeply about instilling the values of artistic thinking in her students through the Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) approach to art education. A high school art educator of eleven years, she bridges contemporary art practices with current education concepts to provide a rich and diverse learning environment. She continuously challenges herself to learn more, both as an educator, through professional development, and as an artist, through studio classes. In addition to working as an artist and teaching full time at Oxford High School in Oxford, MA, Jaimee currently serves as department head of Unified Arts, adviser for art club and the National Art Honor Society, Adjunct Professor at Gordon College, and the new Interim Secretary for the MAEA. Jaimee is passionate about art education and strives to instill a love for the arts in all of her students.
Treasurer – Helen Downey
A member of the first graduating class of art majors from Framingham State College Helen Downey began teaching art in 1976 in the Marlborough Public Schools where she taught until she retired in 2012. During her thirty-six year career, Helen was as a facilitator for an Art Frameworks study group, presented at both MAEA and NELMS conferences, served a year as treasurer of the local Teacher’s Union, and received an M.Ed in curriculum and instruction from Lesley University. As K-12 Art Coordinator for 3 years, Helen was instrumental in the development and promotion of the department’s Permanent Collection. A member of the MAEA board since 2007 she became co-chair of the YAM committee in 2014 and has most recently served as treasurer and youth art month committee chair. Despite her retirement Helen remains involved in and a proponent for art education.