September 15, 2019
September 15, 2019
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is recruiting arts education professionals to lead regional support of arts educators over the 2019-2020 school year as we transition to a new Arts Curriculum Framework.
Arts Education Ambassadors have an exciting opportunity to work as a regional arts team, connect with other arts educators, develop workshop opportunities with supporting resources (that culminate in 10 PDPs total for participants), and serve as point people for each region of the state.
Learn more and apply online – Application deadline August 16.
The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, presents the exhibit Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal. The exhibit will be open from Sept. 4-Dec. 15, 2019. The College is pleased to announce a 10-hour program series for teachers to build upon and utilize its upcoming exhibit.
The Northeast Professional Educator Network (NPEN), in collaboration with fine and performing arts educators, will be sponsoring a full day of teacher workshops on November 5, 2019 to provide professional development for art, music, theater, and foreign language educators at Chelmsford High School, 200 Richardson Road in Chelmsford. NPEN is a multi-district organization that has been formed to provide high-quality professional development to educators.
Visual art educators are encouraged to present sessions at this event. Each presenter facilitates a 90-minute session to art educators. Educators will have a range of sessions to choose from in each of the three blocks of sessions that day, so to help plan and provide them with information to make their selections, interested applicants will need to submit a title for the session, a brief description, presenter bio, and the levels for which this session is appropriate (elementary, middle, and/or high school level educators). Past attendees have indicated in their survey responses that very “hands-on” sessions are the most popular.
NPEN will compensate the presenter $100 for preparing and presenting the session.
This November, there were almost 250 visual art teachers signed up for the event, and these numbers are guaranteed to increase in 2019. Districts involved in this event are Amesbury, Andover, ASRSD, Bedford, Beverly, Carlisle, Chelmsford, CREST, Georgetown, Gloucester, Hamilton-Wenham, Haverhill, Lawrence, Littleton, Lynnfield, Manchester Essex, Melrose, Methuen, North Andover, North Middlesex Regional, North Reading, Northshore Education Consortium, Reading, Rockport, Salem, SEEM, Swampscott, Tewksbury, Tri-Town, Valley Collaborative, Wilmington, and more.
Presenters do not need to be a member of NPEN. If you would like to learn more about NPEN, please visit the NPEN website:http://northeastpen.com/
Interested teachers should email their proposed session title, description, level, and bio no later than July 1 for consideration to Dr. Christina Whittlesey email@example.com.
Students are invited to submit visual art, poetry, prose, film, and music that explore this year’s theme, Presence of Future: Climate Change and the Ocean. Students are asked to create a piece about a coastal/marine species, place, or system that will be threatened, altered, or lost due to climate change.