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Arts Integration Institute – Call for Proposals //DESE, Arts Learning, MA Cultural Council, Lesley University

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Arts/Learning and Lesley University are pleased to host the Institute on Leadership in Arts Integration on March 13th & 14th, 2020, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Institute will bring leaders in arts integration from around Massachusetts to present models for designing and implementing arts integration programs in PreK-12 schools.

Keynote presenters at the Institute will include State and National leaders in the arts and education, including Jamie Kasper, the newly appointed Director of the Arts Education Partnership of the Education Commission of the States.

In order to provide a variety of models of leadership in arts integration, we are seeking proposals from arts specialists, classroom teachers, school leaders, artists, and other professionals who have engaged in designing arts integration programs in schools.

Call for Proposals for Presentations due Jan. 10th! Click here to download the form to submit your session proposal and for more information.

For information contact- madams@lesley.edu

Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Opportunities

Invitation to Apply for Arts Cultural Diversity Committee

Consider participating in the creation of a new and much needed resource. The Guidebook of Diverse Artists and Artworks will highlight 10 examples that are representative of the student population in Massachusetts. It will also provide best practices for including these artists and artworks into the arts curriculum so that they are presented in culturally responsive ways. Learn more and apply here yourself or extend the opportunity to anyone who you feel this work may be a great match!

Professional Learning Opportunities in Arts Education

1) Take the Online Course: Overview of the 2019 MA Arts Curriculum Framework
This two-hour online course provides a basic overview of the major shifts in the 2019 Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework. It consists of four self-paced, unlocking topic sections with embedded assessments at the conclusion of each to check for understanding. To learn more about the course contents, please view this short video overview. Participants can self-enroll in the course here.
2) Register for DESE’s Professional Development Series on the Arts Curriculum Framework
Earn 10 PDPs for participating in this professional learning series led by DESE’s Arts Education Ambassadors in every region of the state. The series is comprised of the two-hour online course as a pre-requisite, followed by 8 hours total of in-person sessions that examine the major components of the new Arts Framework as they apply to practice. Participants engage collaboratively with authentic hands-on tasks that unpack the artistic practices and content standards. Registration is open now.  Enroll by following the simple steps on this PD Series Registration Flyer.

Funding for the 2020 NAEA Convention in Minnesota

If you are planning to attend the National Art Education Association Convention this March in Minneapolis Minnesota, you may be interested in a few opportunities to help fund this professional development.

First Time Attendee Scholarship – Cover Convention Registration fee; Up to three nights hotel accommodations at the NAEA designated hotel; Travel stipend of up to $300 for transportation and food. Deadline December 17.

Art Educator Scholarship – Covers Convention Registration Fee – Deadline December 17.

Additionally, besides the scholarships from NAEA, some of the NAEA Interest Groups offer travel awards with various requirements and deadlines. The Caucus of Social Theory in Art Education offers a travel award if you are presenting. The deadline January 15. The Community Arts Caucus also offers a travel award of $300. The deadline is January 10.

PD Opportunity at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Beautiful Stuff from Nature Workshop at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Oct 21 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Learn how we, as educators, can engage others in exploring the natural environment, building collaborations and sharing knowledge and local resources.”

Registration includes lunch and a copy of the book, Beautiful Stuff from Nature.

https://www.carlemuseum.org/content/upcoming-events?filter=adults

PD Opportunity

Seeing Nature in Art, Seeing Art in Nature 

2-day Courses:
Friday/Saturday, November 1-2 (Part I)
and/or March 20-21 (Part II)


We invite preK-12 art and science educators to join us this fall as we immerse ourselves in art and the natural world at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln. 
Inspired by the fall inauguration of Andy Goldsworthy‘s Watershed in deCordova’s 30-acre Sculpture Park and the upcoming photography-based exhibitions in the Museum building, All the Marvelous Surfaces: Photography Since Karl Blossfeldt and Peter Hutchinson: Landscapes of My Mind.  Sculpture, photography, and the natural world around us will provide the backdrop for developing interdisciplinary, place-based, experiential learning strategies, lesson plans, and projects. Science and visual arts teachers – and teachers from all disciplines – will together discover the aesthetics of scientific classification, use photography to investigate and document the ephemeral, observe the seasonal changes of both the natural world and outdoor sculpture, and create a sense of place through making. 

Instructors: museum educator Julie Bernson and artist-educator Kyle Browne

Sponsored by EDCO and open to educators of all disciplines at independent and public schools

Pricing, more information, and registration here

All questions are welcome: Julie Bernson at jbernson@thetrustees.org or 617.542.7696, ext. 4016.

Fall Course/PDP Offering – Tufts University

Kay Furst, Tuesdays 5:30–8:30 p.m. School of the Museum of Fine Arts
This is a graduate level course that provides an overview of visual art methods and materials that are appropriate for art students in grades PK-8. The focus of this course is to provide you with hands-on opportunities to explore and become familiar with a wide range of materials and to evaluate the properties of these materials to expand upon new lesson possibilities. This course will also require a re-look at the artistic, emotional,
cognitive and social development of young students in the PK-8 age group through readings and discussions. Learn more.

Present at NPEN Professional Development Conference for Art Educators

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 whittleseyc@chelmsford.k12.ma.us.

Fall Course/PDP Offering – Tufts University

Kay Furst, Tuesdays 5:30–8:30 p.m. School of the Museum of Fine Arts
This is a graduate level course that provides an overview of visual art methods and materials that are appropriate for art students in grades PK-8. The focus of this course is to provide you with hands-on opportunities to explore and become familiar with a wide range of materials and to evaluate the properties of these materials to expand upon new lesson possibilities. This course will also require a re-look at the artistic, emotional, cognitive and social development of young students in the PK-8 age group through readings and discussions. Learn more .

Week-Long Summer Professional Development for Art Educators

Montserrat College of Art invites you to come build your studio practice and earn 30 PDPs on their campus from June 23 – 28.
The Art Educator Summer Institute is a week-long residential summer program created for art educators teaching grades K through 12, and community college art educators.
Come immerse yourself in our state-of-the-art studio spaces to develop your practice and build new skills that you can bring back to your classroom.
Participants will engage in four days of art-making, consisting of daily morning and afternoon workshops led by our BFA faculty.
The program’s $450 cost includes participation in up to two workshops and double occupancy in residential housing (single room housing may be secured for an additional cost). Community meals covered by the program cost includes a welcome dinner, continental breakfasts, and a closing reception. Learn more and register here .