Category: Opportunities

Youth Art Month: Statewide Virtual Exhibit Registration Now Open

March is Youth Art Month. There are many ways to participate in Youth Art Month 2021.

One way to join in on the Youth Art Month fun is by participating in the Statewide Youth Art Month Virtual exhibit! Join teachers from across the state as they celebrate the amazing work of their students.

All participating teachers for the Statewide Youth Art Month exhibit must register. Registration for the Statewide Youth Art Month Exhibit is free for MAEA members | Non-members pay $7.  Registration closes January 29, 2021.

Find more information and register for the Statewide Youth Art Month exhibit here.

DESE Share-a-thon – Jan 26 – Focus on Discourse Strategies in All Content Areas 

This is an opportunity for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas to learn and share strategies, resources, and best practices for remote/hybrid instruction and learning with a particular focus on discourse strategies to help facilitate students engaging deeply with each other around content.

We will have the chance to experience discourse from a student perspective in the classrooms of two featured teachers from different content areas.  We will also have a chance to join with content-alike colleagues for a broader discussion of discourse strategies within our discipline.

We encourage you to come ready to share your resources and ideas for engaging students with discourse strategies!

January 26, 2021 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Register Here

Questions? Contact: Jenn Sauriol – Jennifer.L.Sauriol@mass.gov

3:00-4:00 Share-a-Thon: We will have the chance to experience discourse from a student perspective in the classrooms of two featured teachers from different content areas.  We will also have the chance to join with content-alike colleagues for a broader discussion of strategies within our discipline. We encourage you to come ready to share your resources and ideas for engaging students with discourse strategies!

4:00-4:30 Bonus Session: Our Educator Effectiveness team will highlight the adapted student feedback surveys that are aligned to the 2020-21 Focus Indicators (and now available in 5 additional languages) to help you elevate student voice in understanding teaching and learning this year, and facilitate a discussion among participants about other ways they are soliciting input from students on their learning environments.

Free Admission to the MFA & Distance Learning

Free Admission to the MFA

The MFA is grateful for all that educators do — especially this year! — to engage and support their students. We are excited to share a new promo code for K-12 educators in New England that grants free general admission to the MFA! Go to https://www.mfa.org/tickets to reserve your tickets. Select a date, select general admission or add a special exhibition $5, and once on the new page you can enter your promo code on the upper right. ​Please be sure to only share this code with your K-12 colleagues!​

MFA Distance Learning

Connect students to art and the MFA through free 30-minute live interactive programs for students on topics including Ancient Egypt,  Monet, and the exhibition “Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation.”​

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2021 MAEA Recognitions Exhibit Now Accepting Submissions

Registration for the 2021 Online Massachusetts Amazing Emerging Artists (MAEA) Recognitions Juried Exhibit is now LIVE! Each teacher can submit up to 5 student entries (1 entry per student) on ArtCall. The submission deadline is Friday, January 15, 2021. Visit the MAEA Recognitions exhibit page for everything you need to know.

More about the exhibit: Piloted in 2018, the Massachusetts Amazing Emerging Artist Recognition Exhibit is a juried show for students of Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA) members in grades 9-12.  This exhibition has been very successful with participation growing annually.  Student entries are submitted digitally and judged by a panel of art educators. Selected works were exhibited at the State Transportation Building in Boston.

Upcoming Opportunities – MFA Educator Workshop & DESE Share-a-thon

EDUCATOR WORKSHOP FROM THE MFA – November 4
Writing the Future: A Closer Look
Join Liz Munsell, Lorraine and Alan Bressler Curator of Contemporary Art, on Wednesday, November 4, for the first in a free series of educator workshops connecting teachers with interactive explorations and facilitated discussions on  “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation.” Munsell will contextualize the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat in relation to hip hop and the work of his peers, including Rammellzee, Fab 5 Freddy, ​Lady Pink, and Lee Quiñones. 
Teaching with the MFA Collection – Let Us Help You Find Art
Describe your topic or unit of instruction and an experienced volunteer MFA educator will reply with suggestions of works of art and resources for your lessons.​

Share-a-thon – Focus on Feedback Strategies – November 17 and 19

Similar to the DESE share-a-thons in September, this is an opportunity for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas to learn and share strategies, resources, and best practices for remote/hybrid instruction with a particular focus on student feedback strategies.

Facilitators will start by taking a glimpse into the classrooms of two featured teachers in different content areas.  This will be followed by a chance to break out and discuss those ideas shared and more. Finally, everyone will have a chance to join with content-alike colleagues for a broader discussion of feedback strategies within our disciplines.

You are encouraged to come ready to share your resources and strategies for giving student feedback!

REGISTER HERE – Please register by Monday, November 16.

Questions?
Contact: Jenn Sauriol – Jennifer.L.Sauriol@mass.gov

Art Education Zoom Series – November Session

Focus for November: Artist Show & Tell
The goal of this session is to provide a space for arts educators who would like to share information, lessons, and learning opportunities dedicated to contemporary artists. Artist Show & Tell is an opportunity for an informal discussion, brainstorming, and sharing facilitated by the conference committee chair Shannon Carey.

Please ‘bring’ a contemporary artist you would like to share with the group. We hope participants will be able to share how you have or plan to use this artist in your curriculum, along with where someone would be able to find more information about the artist (artist website, Instagram, museum exhibit information). We would appreciate it if you are also prepared to share at least one image of the artist’s work.

There will also be time during the session to connect with other arts educators as well as engage collaboratively in conversation about the 2020-2021 school year.

Learn more and register for this event here.

Second Supervisors Roundtable Discussion

We hope you will join our Supervisors Roundtable Discussion this coming Wednesday, November 4 to discuss potential topics related to the reopening of schools, curriculum topics, remote/hybrid teaching models, itinerant staff, limited supplies, and/or guiding arts teachers through the 2019 Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for the Arts.

The co-facilitators of this session are Patty Klibansky, Art, Theater, Dance Curriculum Director of the Lynn Public Schools and Alice Gentili, Art Department Chair of the Mendon-Upton Regional School District and visual arts/media arts educator at Miscoe Hill Middle School.
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET
Who: Directors/Supervisors of Visual Art Educators
Where: On Zoom
When you register please include your question(s) that will assist in guiding this online, group effort. You will receive a confirmation email that confirms your registration and includes the Zoom meeting details from president@massarted.com. This will be sent to the email address you use to register. If you do not see that email, please check your spam folder.
If you have a topic you would like to discuss with other art educators, please contact info@massarted.com so MAEA can help support these conversations.

Media Arts Roundtable Discussion

If you are a secondary educator, we hope you will join our Media Arts Roundtable Discussion on Thursday October 8 at 6:30 pm on Zoom. This roundtable discussion is meant for secondary art educators who teach computer arts or digital arts. Our intention is to bring these educators together in an informal manner to discuss the transition into the 2020 school year. We hope to share and discuss ideas, strategies, and pedagogy for the media arts in either a remote model or in-person model with the various COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place.


The co-facilitators of this session are Alyssa Taranto, MAEA Media Arts Representative and Visual Art Educator at Franklin High School and Angela Wong, Visual Art Educator at Natick High School.

Registration
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET
Who: Secondary art educators who teach computer arts or digital arts
Where: On Zoom

When you register you will receive a confirmation email from president@massarted.com, which will include the Zoom link.

If you have a topic you would like to discuss with other art educators, please contact info@massarted.com so MAEA can help support these conversations.

WAEA Virtual Conference Partnership – Exhibit Opportunity

MAEA is happy to share that we are partnering with the Wisconsin Art Education Association to provide MAEA members with a fall virtual conference opportunity. 20/20 Vision will be hosted online on October 24, 2020 with a mix of both live events and pre-recorded sessions. All live sessions will also be recorded and added to the library of sessions and you will have access to those sessions until December 31, 2020 so you will be able to view sessions at your own pace.  Featured Massachusetts presenters include Sandy Coleman, Lauren Gould, Lydia Gruner, Chris Hall, Diane Jaquith, Kristi Oliver, and Margaurita Spear, and Emily & Robb Sandagata. Learn more and register for this opportunity here.

REgister here to be one of The first 500 attendees to register  to receive a swag bag!

MAEA members are also invited to participate in the virtual exhibit. Visit the conference page here for more information and to register. Registration for the exhibit opportunity closes September 27.

REGISTER HERE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL EXHIBIT WHICH OPENS OCTOBER 23!

Center for Instructional Support Program 2020-2021

The Arts Leaders Network will support PreK-12 arts leaders to come together to engage in discussions relevant to the arts and their role as leaders within their districts. This network will provide participants an opportunity to share resources and strategies for implementing the 2019 Arts Curriculum Framework, discuss arts instructional materials, and connect with leaders from across the Commonwealth. It will provide participants an opportunity to deepen understanding of the major shifts and standards of the Framework, as well as accompanying guidance and resources, including response to COVID-19.

Audience:  Arts content leaders/lead teachers, arts content coaches, and arts coordinators or arts content designees invited to attend by a district’s curriculum director or school principal.

Location: Virtual sessions

Dates and Times: 11/5/20, 1/19/21, 3/10/21, 5/6/21

3:00 – 4:30 pm with optional working groups from 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Register Here.

Find more information on the DESE website.

For questions email Dawn Benski, Dawn.M.Benski@mass.gov