Category: Professional Development

August Art Education Zoom Series

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.

Center for Instructional Support 2021 – 2022 Program Catalog

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.

While you are at it, sign up for DESE’s Office of Literacy and Humanities newsletter.

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.

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

 

PD Opportunity – MAEA Watch Party

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. 

Virtual Art Educators – Free PD Webinars from NAEA

NAEA has recently released the webinars now through June 2021, so you can plan some of your professional development now for the entire upcoming school year! Below you will see the webinars scheduled from August – June 2021. You can also look at archived webinars here.

Teaching Creativity: Developing and Refining Student Ideas
Wednesday, August 5 | 7-8pm ET

WTF? (Where’s the Feminism?) in Art Education: Pandemic Perceptual Shifts
Wednesday, September 23 | 7-8pm ET

Engaging the Latinx and Indigenous Community: One Museum’s Journey
Wednesday, October 28 | 7-8pm ET

Developing Emotional Awareness and Empathic Curiosity in the Art Classroom
Wednesday, November 4 | 7-8pm ET

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Online Curricular Resources: Inquiry, Creativity, and Social Justice Lessons for Your Classroom
Wednesday, December 9 | 7-8pm ET

Mindfulness Exercises for the School Day: Prioritizing Self-Care
Wednesday, January 13 | 7-8pm ET

Collaboration: An Essential Tool for Inclusive Teaching Practices
Wednesday, February 17 | 7-8pm ET

Creating, Presenting, Responding, and Connecting: The Elementary Curriculum and the NCCAS Standards
Wednesday, March 24 | 7-8pm ET

Creating, Presenting, Responding, and Connecting: The Middle School Curriculum and the NCCAS Standards
Wednesday, April 14 | 7-8pm ET

Creating, Presenting, Responding, and Connecting: The Secondary Curriculum and the NCCAS Standards
Wednesday, May 12 | 7-8pm ET

Visual Note Taking: Using Words and Pictures in the Art Education Classroom and Beyond!
Wednesday, June 23 | 7-8pm ET

DESE Webinars: Supporting Remote Learning in Arts

The Center for Instructional Support is providing content-specific support to assist teachers, coaches and instructional leaders with implementation of remote learning building upon the Department’s remote learning guidance issued on 4/24/2020. We will focus on the prerequisite content standards and share best practices. These webinars will be recorded live and posted on the DESE website for you to access as needed. See below for a list of the available webinars and their dates.

Supporting Remote Learning in Arts:

Elementary Arts

Meeting ID: 216 241 7563

Phone: 1-646-558-8656

5/18/2020

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Dawn Benski, Arts Content Support Lead

 

Supporting Remote Learning in Arts:

Secondary Arts

Meeting ID: 216 241 7563

Phone: 1-646-558-8656

5/19/2020

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Dawn Benski, Arts Content Support Lead

 

Supporting Remote Learning in Arts:

Elementary Arts

Meeting ID: 216 241 7563

Phone: 1-646-558-8656

5/20/2020

2 PM – 3PM

Dawn Benski, Arts Content Support Lead

 

Supporting Remote Learning in Arts:

Secondary Arts

Meeting ID: 216 241 7563

Phone: 1-646-558-8656

5/21/2020

1 PM -2 PM

Dawn Benski, Arts Content Support Lead

Institute on Leadership in Arts Integration Mar 13-14 – POSTPONED 

Message from Arts|Learning and Lesley University –
In an abundance of caution (there is a phrase we are getting used to hearing) and having consulted with our partners, we have decided to POSTPONE  the Institute on Leadership in Arts Integration. Our hope is to reschedule later this spring. Once new dates have been set, we will let you know and hope that you can attend at that time.
Any registration fees will be refunded in the next few days.
While we are disappointed that we had to make this decision, everyone’s health and safety are more important.
Questions? Contact – madams@lesley.edu
Looking forward to seeing you later in the spring,
Nancy Moses
Arts|Learning

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