Category: Resources

Advocate for Arts Education During COVID-19

During these uncertain times, MAEA members are working hard to advocate for the continuation of rigorous arts education programs and educators. There are advocacy resources available here to help support and advocate for your local and state arts programs. In addition, use these images to help promote the arts on your websites, blogs, and social media pages.

Right click to download the image below and share using the hashtag #ArtsEdIsEssential #VisualArtsEdMatters #wickedsmART and tag @NAEA or (@WhyArtMatters on Instagram) and @MassArtEd.

Arts Education Is Essential: A Unified Statement From Arts and Education Organizations

As likeminded arts and education organizations, NAEA and 52 other national groups have come together to release a unified statement on the necessity of arts education for all students, “Arts Education Is Essential”.

Download one of the images below and share using the hashtag #ArtsEdIsEssential #VisualArtsEdMatters #wickedsmART and tagging @NAEA or (@WhyArtMatters on Instagram) and @MassArtEd.


 

See the original post from NAEA here.

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

Remote Learning Resources

As many of us continue our remote learning plans for the rest of the year, you may find resources MAEA has organized useful. Click here to view resources.

Here you will find resources for teaching, but also resources for online professional development, including free weekly webinars from Davis Publications.

If you have additional items to add to this resource list, please email MAEA webmaster Brittany Martinez at webmaster@massarted.com.

Virtual Art Show Resources

As many teachers across the state continue with remote learning, many are planning and organizing virtual art shows or virtual exhibits. Below are some resources to help you with this process. If you have additional resources, please share them with our webmaster, Brittany Martinez so we can update this page.

ThingLink – Put together using an image of your classroom, a photo of a previous art show or info image. Use ThingLink to link to galleries organized on Artsonia, Google Photos, Adobe Spark, or Google Slides, as well as video messages to welcome guests to art show. Share direct link to ThingLink page or embed on classroom or school website. 

Google Slides – Put together a google slide presentation and set to auto play. Embed on a classroom or school website. 

Padlet – Organize images in a number of templates. Students can add to the padlet, which is useful for older students. 

Art Steps – gives a virtual experience that could be explored with VR goggles. Does take some time to master, but offers an interesting experience.

Artsonia – Artsonia is a free portfolio website. Artsonia offers an art show feature which will automatically create slide show out of any student work you have posted.