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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 email@example.com.
Congratulations again to the 2019 MAEA Art Educators of the Year!
Please consider nominating an outstanding art educator for the 2020 MAEA Art Educators Awards. The deadline has been extended to June 23, 2019.
The awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with the 2019 MAEA conference hosted by Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. Learn more.
Now Accepting Conference Proposals – New Perspectives in Art Education – 2019 MAEA Conference November 9-10
- June 1 Award Nominations Due
- June 30 Conference Proposals
- September 1 Early Bird Registration Opens
- October 1 Regular Registration Opens
- Go to 2019arteducatorsofmassachusetts.artcall.org
- Click the REGISTER button in the top right corner of the page to create an ArtCall profile or log in if you already have a profile.
- Click the NEW SUBMISSION button.
- Enter your submission details and promo code if you are an MAEA member. Don’t have the promo code? Check your email for the most recent newsblast or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Upload up to four pieces of artwork.
- Receive a confirmation e-mail once you have completed the submission process.
Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback for the revised Arts Framework. Dawn Benski, who was recently hired by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in the role of Arts Content Lead, has been working to review every comment from the survey, which included feedback from over 300 participants!
The Arts Framework are set to be approved by the The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education at the June 25 board meeting.
In the meantime, if you missed the Arts Framework Roadshow, you can learn more about the structure of the Arts Framework by viewing the presentation and Q&A session recorded at Wilmington High on April 10, 2019.
Questions? Contact Dawn Benski at email@example.com.
We want to share your art shows! During the month of May, MAEA will be featuring art shows of all kinds from across the state. Want your art show to be featured? Use the hashtag #WickedSmARTShows and tag MAEA in your art show social media posts.
Art shows can:
- Include a whole program or a subsection of the program
- Be organized/selected by the teacher or the students
- Happen before or in May
Be sure to mention in your post who you are, where you teach, what grades you teach, and anything else that makes your art show special!