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Heather Vaughan-Southard: Who Teaches That Way?
Heather Vaughan-Southard Leave a Comment arts assessment, arts education, arts educators, Demonstrating Educator Effectiveness, Leadership Fellows, newsletter, practice, presentations, Professional Learning Community, social media, theory
Years ago, I worked with a colleague who told me she had viewed the catalogue of MAEIA assessment items and wondered, “Who Teaches that Way?” I think her impression was there was a lot of...Continue Reading
Cheryl L. Poole: What about the lesson plans?
“These assessments are fine but where are the lessons?” That was the question I would sometimes hear in the conference exhibition booth when introducing the MAEIA assessments to educators attending the conference. They...Continue Reading
Holly Olszewski: MCACA- Keeping the Lights On
Holly Olszewski Leave a Comment arts education, arts funding, arts resources, Holly Olszewski, Leadership Fellow, MAEIA, MCACA, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, state resources, Traverse City
Far too many projects in the arts have the lights ‘turned out’ because they lack the funding to continue. Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend theContinue Reading
Carrie Jeruzal: Redesign- Make it Bad, Then Make it Better
Just like great art, great art education is often inspired by personal experiences. But, not always in the way one might expect…. A couple of years ago my oldest daughter’s class was holding a...Continue Reading
Cathy DePentu: Excited and Engaged in Teaching After 35 Years!
Thirty-five years ago a guidance counselor asked me, “Why should we schedule a student all four years in Orchestra? Aren’t students just repeating the same class?” I attempted to explain that students continue to...Continue Reading
Cheryl L. Poole: Co-Creation as a Process
Cheryl L. Poole is an educator with more than 40 years of experience in visual arts, museum administration and facilitating professional learning. She has had the honor of working with educators in the MAEIA project...Continue Reading
Tammi Browning: The Arts Prepare Students to Reach Their Potential
Tammi Browning Leave a Comment arthur l. costa, arts education, assessment items, ben kallick, Curriculum 21, curriculum mapping, grant wiggings, Habits of Mind, heidi hayes jacobs, jay mctighe, MAEIA Leadership Fellows, reflection, Tammi Browning, transferable skills
Reading mission statements of school districts all over America, I find a universal educational purpose they seek to attain: To equip students with the skills necessary to reach their maximum potential in becoming self-sufficient, contributing...Continue Reading
Margaret Thiele: Having Fun with the MAEIA Assessments
Last year I participated in the field-testing for the MAEIA Assessments for elementary music. In that role my focus was on the assessments themselves, the length of time it took to administer them, if they...Continue Reading
Cheryl Poole: Watching as They Assembled the MAEIA Tools
Cheryl Poole Leave a Comment arts assessment, arts education, blueprint, cheryl poole, MAEIA history, MAEIA Leadership Fellows, MCACA, PA 173, performance events, performance tasks, program review tool
Cheryl L. Poole is an educator with more than 40 years of experience in visual arts, museum administration and facilitating professional learning. She has had the pleasure of working with educators in the MAEIA...Continue Reading