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Rebecca Arndt: Why is MAEIA so important?
I have been asked about what the MAEIA project is and why it is so important. The simple answer is I want to give my students the best of me and the...Continue Reading
Janine Campbell: The Lasting Impact of Quality Professional Development
Janine Campbell Leave a Comment ArtPrize, arts education, Byron Center West Middle School, collaboration, communicating an idea, cutouts, Grand Rapids, Janine Campbell, legacy projects, MAEIA Blueprint, MAEIA program review tool, professional development, professional learning, Robert Rauschenberg, The Lab School of Washington D.C., The Power of Art Conference, visual arts
Professional development is an impactful tool for teachers. When it is directed in ways that allows teachers to take what they have learned and apply it in their own classrooms to engage students, it becomes...Continue Reading
Thinking about Demonstrating Educator Effectiveness?
Heather Vaughan-Southard Leave a Comment data, Demonstrating Educator Effectiveness, documenting instruction, educator effectiveness, performance events, performance tasks, slo, student growth, student learning objectives, student sample, teacher evaluation, teacher growth
It is that time of year again! With the beginning of the school year, comes the development of Individual Development Plans for teachers. Last year, we recorded multiple webinars related to Demonstrating Educator Effectiveness. Topics...Continue Reading
MAEIA in 2017-2018
Here are the MAEIA initiatives we are working on during 2017-18. How will you be joining us? MAEIA Professional Learning...Continue Reading
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