MAEIA Events Calendar

The MAEIA Events Calendar features events hosted by MAEIA and MAEIA Partner Organizations. Please direct follow-up questions and requests to the event organizer.

Jan
30
Thu
2020
Balancing Michigan’s Assessment System through Performance Assessment – Facilitated discussion among Michigan Educators @ University Club
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Balancing Michigan’s Assessment System through Performance Assessment – Facilitated discussion among Michigan Educators @ University Club

As part of the Assessment Learning Network series, this session will invite participants to imagine a process by which Michigan educators could implement a more balanced approach to assessment and give every district access to high-quality interim/benchmark assessment tools that measure the state’s content standards in a cost-effective manner. Presenters will describe how, by working in concert, assessment and subject matter experts, policy leaders, and local districts could create interim/benchmark performance assessments—in all subjects and grade levels—that teachers could embed periodically in instruction. Presenters will also explore how educators could take advantage of a cost-effective, virtual scoring system for such assessments using tools such as the already-created Michigan Collaborative Scoring System (MI-CSS), powered by OSCAR Classroom. This online tool promotes teacher collaboration in scoring student work, helping teachers to better understand what high-quality student work looks like, and how to use performance assessment to assess the deeper learning that results in student achievement.

You can register for this event here.

Feb
12
Wed
2020
MSTC Conference Presentation: Assessment Communities of Practice: MAEIA Project Leads the Way @ Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel
Feb 12 @ 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
MSTC Conference Presentation: Assessment Communities of Practice: MAEIA Project Leads the Way @ Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel

The nationally recognized, Michigan Arts Education Instruction and Assessment project has been designed to offer a full suite of resources and tools necessary to develop program quality, and support teacher quality. resulting in increased access and achievement in the arts for students. Using a catalogue of curriculum-embedded performance assessments arts teachers are now forming communities of practice to collaboratively score student work. Growth information from authentic, complex assessments that engage students in the creative process is defensibly reflected in educator evaluation plans.

Presenters include Heather Vaughan-Southard, of the Michigan Assessment Consortium, and Jeff Cuff, of MZ Development.

To register for this event, click here.

Feb
19
Wed
2020
MAEIA Overview – Michigan State University and East Lansing High School
Feb 19 all-day

Arts educators, along with school and community leaders, now have a new set of tools and resources available for implementing high quality arts education instruction and assessment in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts for all K-12 students.  This session will provide an in-depth study of how MAEIA engages and educates the “whole child.”  Teachers and administrators will leave with a treasure of exciting ideas!

Presenter: Heather Vaughan-Southard

Feb
26
Wed
2020
MAEIA Overview – Flint
Feb 26 all-day

Arts educators, along with school and community leaders, now have a new set of tools and resources available for implementing high quality arts education instruction and assessment in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts for all K-12 students.  This session will provide an in-depth study of how MAEIA engages and educates the “whole child.”  Teachers and administrators will leave with a treasure of exciting ideas!

Presenter: Heather Vaughan-Southard

Mar
11
Wed
2020
MACUL Conference – Collaborative Scoring of Constructed-Response & Performance Assessments by Local Educators @ DeVos Place
Mar 11 all-day
MACUL Conference - Collaborative Scoring of Constructed-Response & Performance Assessments by Local Educators @ DeVos Place

Major impediments to district use of performance or constructed-response assessments include 1) the cost of external contractor scoring and 2) lack of trust in the validity of scores from teacher scoring. Yet, teacher scoring of student work is among the most powerful professional learning teachers can engage in. How can better scoring be provided locally in a more cost-effective manner as to encourage the use of performance or constructed-response assessments?

These challenges are addressed in the Michigan-Collaborative Scoring System (MI-CSS) project, developed from MZ Development software in collaboration with the MAC, as part of a statewide arts assessment (Michigan Arts Education Instruction and Assessment). While the project focuses on the arts, its implications include all curriculum areas.

MDE could provide model performance assessments using written, audio or video response with rubrics for local educator use, thus providing quality classroom assessments at substantially lower cost, thus making such assessments a feasible part of a state or district balanced approaches to assessment.

 

Apr
20
Mon
2020
GLBR Arts Network @ Alden B. Dow Home and Studio
Apr 20 all-day
GLBR Arts Network @ Alden B. Dow Home and Studio

The BAISD has established an Arts Network to support and grow arts education in the Great Lakes Bay Region. All arts educators, artists, and arts organizations are invited to join the Network. The Arts Network partners with Michigan Arts Education and Instruction and Assessment (MAEIA), the Office of Academic Excellence, The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, as well as many local organizations to provide content specific professional growth opportunities. Annually, the BAISD sponsors two all-day sessions scheduled in the fall and spring. Additional sessions and workshops are provided throughout the year. The annual district cost for both all day sessions and including lunch is $20 . The fall kick off event for he 2019-2020 school year will be held at the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio. The Marshall M. Frederick Art Museum and Studio 23 have also partner with us to offer workshops for SCECH credit. Please let us know if you organization would also like to partner with us to provide SCECH credit for workshops you host. The BAISD is proud to sponsor and support this innovative arts initiative.

Apr
30
Thu
2020
Use a MAEIA Assessment and Enter a Raffle to Win a $100 Visa Card!
Apr 30 all-day

We know arts teachers dig deeply into their own pockets for arts supplies and materials. To encourage use of MAEIA Assessments and allow the MAEIA project team to continue learning from our users, MAEIA is offering an opportunity to win a $100 Visa Card.

There will be two raffle drawings:
• December 2019 drawing (deadline to enter is November 30)
• May 2020 drawing (deadline to enter is April 30)

Click here for more information.