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Art21 has a number of virtual events coming up in August for educators. Rethinking Curriculum on August 1, ArtBreak on August 3 which includes watching Wangechi Mutu’s Art21 film & some art making, & Pay Attention on August 17. Details and direct links to register can be found below!
Art21 Virtual Teacher Workshop: Rethinking Curriculum – Aug 1
In this workshop, participants will explore the most essential elements of the courses they teach and then learn strategies to help engage students through the incorporation of big questions. Through practical examples and simple steps to try on your own, participants will learn ways to take their curriculum to the next level in an easygoing and conversational setting. Let’s break down big ideas you have for your curriculum and frame them as questions to drive student learning…. together!
In this online artmaking workshop, join us as we watch Wangechi Mutu’s Art21 film, “Between the Earth and Sky”, and consider a prompt from our new Educators’ Guide. We will then create art together during an #Art21ArtBreak. Participants are encouraged to bring whatever art materials speak to them, which can include drawing paper, pencils, markers, fabric, thread, tape, scissors, clay, paint, canvas, etc.
The act of paying attention is not casual. It’s active, intentional, and fundamental to artists and living humans alike, to anyone who seeks to experience the world, whether that means noticing sounds, sights, sensations, or even just the thoughts crossing your mind at any given moment.
In this session, two alumni of Art21 Educators will share some classroom practices to help develop the skill of noticing and paying attention in both students’ lives and in our own as artists and educators. Through detailed and challenging journaling exercises and regular image-making, we can train ourselves and others to hold on to more of our daily experiences, for the purpose of both mindfulness and mining for art. This session will incorporate strategies of list-making by Lynda Barry as well as camera-roll journaling, long-viewing exercises, and other activities in order to develop a practice of paying attention and activating our memories more regularly.
MAEA is happy to share we will be offering two different summer professional development offerings this July and August.
The 2022 Wicked BooksmART book group will be reading: Art Making, Play, and Meaning Making by Sydney Walker. The book group will meet Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. from July 13 – August 17. More information and the link to register can be found here.
We are also offering Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) for Arts Educators July 19-21 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day. More information and the link the register can be found here.
The October Watch Party Discussion theme is PD = Personal Development: Reflecting on Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion. Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with colleagues across the state for an engaging discussion. The
session will be facilitated by MAEA ED&I Director-Elect Emily Moran and MAEA Secretary Jaimee Taborda. Find more info & register
The MAEA Watch Party Discussion Series are ten companion discussions to the monthly NAEA webinars, facilitated by MAEA leaders, members, and selected guests who bring their unique experiences to each month’s topic. Watching the NAEA webinars is not a prerequisite, however doing so will enhance attendees’ general knowledge of the topic. For the 2021 – 2022 Watch Party series, MAEA facilitators will engage participants in open conversation, share helpful resources, and promote a supportive space for all to join in. These discussions will relate back to the theme of the NAEA webinars, but will include stand alone content so that they are not exactly the same.
The companion NAEA webinar is October 6.
We are happy to share we will be offering an August session for practitioners and educators in higher education, supervision, and pre & in-service educators who are involved in the Visual Arts teacher preparation on August 19 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. This session will be facilitated by Jane McNeil-McKeag and Sohee Koo. The group will share critical reflection and strategies for online and in-person supervision and assessments in Visual Arts. The topic for this session is Art Teacher Assessments in MA: Reflections on CAP & Other Teacher Preparation Frameworks. Learn more and register.
MAEA is happy to share two arts specific offerings from the Center for Instructional Support. More information about the Arts Leaders Network which runs meets 10/20, 11/10, 12/8, 1/19, 3/16, and 5/4 can be found on our PD Opportunities page. There you will also find information about the webinar offering: Working with the Guidebook of Culturally Diverse Artists & Artworks which is being offered twice – once on August 18 and October 18 at 4:00 pm.
For more information and to register for both of these offerings, please visit the PD Opportunities page. If you have questions about these offerings, please contact Dawn Benski, Dawn.M.Benski@mass.gov.
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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.
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
Find more information on the DESE website.
MAEA is so excited to announce another PD opportunity for the 2020-2021 academic school year on a topic that we think will benefit the practice of many of our members. MAEA will be facilitating discussions around a series of NAEA online webinars that focus on the theme of ‘Special Populations and Situations in Art Education”. Viewing the full series of selected NAEA webinars and participating in the follow up discussions via zoom will allow educators to earn 10 PDPs. This opportunity is free for MAEA members and participants must be active NAEA/MAEA members to access the webinars for free. If you aren’t currently a member, we encourage you to join or renew today so you can participate in this amazing opportunity.
Learn more and register here by October 14, 2020.