Blogs & Online Sources
Joining a Michigan Collaborative Scoring System (MI-CSS) Community of Practice
2020 Update! The MAEIA Collaborative Scoring System is once again offered to art educators in Michigan in a completely virtual format. Recently “rebooted” through the “Better Together In the Arts” professional development initiative, visual...Continue Reading
The Music Education, COVID-19 Roller Coaster Ride!
So, let’s do a quick recap of the last eight months…I am Director of Orchestras for the Plymouth Canton Community Schools. I teach at “The Park,” a sprawling campus...Continue Reading
Recognizing Achievement as Advocacy
More than half a year has passed since the state’s declaration of emergency, and despite the global pandemic, economic crisis, and ongoing struggles against racial inequity, at MAEIA we’ve been working diligently to...Continue Reading
Tips for Surviving a Changing Landscape
It doesn’t matter if this is your first-year teaching or your 60th year in education, this year it's all new to us. In order to survive in today's teaching environments flexibility is key. Flexible...Continue Reading
Go Make Music: Connecting Within the Family Ensemble
In a time when our communities are scattered and "socially distanced," building connections with students—both teacher-to-student as well as students' connections with each other—can seem an insurmountable challenge. When we build connections, we...Continue Reading
MAEIA in Conversation: Remote Learning in the Arts
In preparation for Fall 2020, as MAEIA’s Professional Learning Director, I met with two arts educators who have spent the last six years teaching with the Michigan...Continue Reading
It’s the Start of the School Year. Find your Team. You are not Alone!
In preparing ourselves as educators for this [input your own adjective here] school year, it is so critical for us to not become an island. More than ever, we must lean on one...Continue Reading