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.
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
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.”
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.
The 2020 fall/winter edition of the MAEA News is out now. In this issue you’ll find the President’s Message from Melissa Mastrolia, as well as articles and updates from Editor Jane McKeag, Patty Klibansky, Lydia Gruner, John Nordell, and Caroline Woodard. Check it out today.
A huge thanks to everyone who submitted articles/updates to this edition of the MAEA News.
Articles and submissions for the next edition of the MAEA News are due February 5, 2021. Learn more about submitting an article.
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.
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.
Contact: Jenn Sauriol – Jennifer.L.Sauriol@mass.gov
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.
We are looking to fill the positions of Middle Level Division Director, Preservice Division Director, Retired Representative, National Art Honor Society Representative, Awards Committee Chair, Exhibitions Committee Chair, and Youth Art Month Committee Chair.
Board of Directors holds monthly meetings online via Zoom which make it accessible for members across the state. Interested candidates should submit their resume or CV/letter of intent to email@example.com
. Learn more here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
so MAEA can help support these conversations.
It is with great pride that we announce the 2021 MAEA Art Educators of the Year. If you would like to honor a colleague please consider nominating them before the deadline May 15, 2021! Learn more.
MAEA Lifetime Achievement Award –
Eva Kearney, Winthrop Public Schools
Massachusetts Art Educator of the Year –
Ann Villarreal, Worcester Public Schools
Higher Education Preservice Art Educator of the Year –
Ivy Mayer, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Early Childhood Art Educator of the Year –
Bridget O’Leary, Dedham Public Schools
Elementary Art Educator of the Year –
Catie Nasser, Middleton Public Schools
Middle Level Art Educator of the Year –
Louis Martinez, North Brookfield Public Schools
Secondary Art Educator of the Year –
Kristyn Shea, Easton Public Schools
Special Needs Art Educator of the Year –
Christopher Hall, Boston Public Schools
Retired Art Educator of the Year –
Marie Meegan, Salem Public Schools
Higher Education Art Educator of the Year –
Pamela Bower-Basso, Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year –
Chesley Chapman, Falmouth Public Schools
Rising Star Secondary Student Award –
Hannah MacLean, Franklin High School
Distinguished Service Within the Profession –
Brenna Johnson, Franklin High School
Distinguished Service Outside the Profession –
Mary Keefe, Massachusetts House of Representatives