MAEIA professional learning networks, opportunities and resources help arts educators, school districts, and ISDs implement high-quality K-12 arts programs. Our work promotes positive experiences for students, teachers, and school communities within the processes of teaching, learning, evaluation, and continuous improvement planning. Engage with us via online support communities, face-to-face and virtual events, in-district professional learning sessions, and self-paced learning modules.

NEW! Better Together in the Arts

MAEIA’s newest professional learning community supports excellence in arts classrooms whether they are virtual, hybrid, or face-to-face. Join Better Together in the Arts to convene and collaborate virtually with other arts educators to develop effective strategies for engagement, instruction, and assessment. You’ll gain a community of peers that creatively problem-solves, shares resources and insights, and receives support for their own professional and personal well-being. When we combine our minds and efforts, we can accomplish more, with better quality. Contact us to find out more!

NEW! MAEIA Arts Lounge

Inspiration. Motivation. Connection. It’s all waiting for you in the MAEIA Arts Lounge, a community of practice space where you can converse and collaborate with arts educators across Michigan!

Conversations are always available in the:
  • Dance Studio
  • Music Room
  • The Black Box Theatre
  • Visual Arts Studio
Join discussion threads in the community of practice spaces for:
  • Collaborative Scoring
  • MAEIA Institute
  • Demonstrating Educator Effectiveness

MAEIA Leadership Fellows provide professional learning and consultation on MAEIA resources

MAEIA Leadership Fellows are a cadre of experienced arts educators in all four arts disciplines (dance, music, theatre, visual arts) who offer virtual and face-to-face professional learning opportunities and consultation on the implementation of MAEIA resources. Find out more.

Learn at your own pace and earn SCECHs with our online Edupaths courses

Our EduPaths courses will help you effectively assess students in the arts, evaluate your arts program, and demonstrate professional practice. Four online courses walk you through how to use and implement MAEIA resources. SCECHs can be earned for each course. Find out more.

MAEIA Video Modules get you started on using performance assessments in your classroom

This series of 8 modules explains the types of MAEIA performance assessments, and how to select, administer, score, and report results. The final module describes how to use the MAEIA assessments to demonstrate effectiveness in educator evaluation. Browse videos.

FAQs

Have questions? Check out our most frequently asked questions and answers!

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What types of professional learning does MAEIA offer?

MAEIA provides professional learning opportunities, resources and tools to help arts educators, school districts, and ISDs implement high-quality K-12 arts programs. We offer face-to-face and virtual events, in-district professional learning sessions, and self-paced digital opportunities. And, our blog posts–written by arts educators–are a great source of inspiration and information about honing your craft.

Why should I use the MAEIA tools and assessments?

More than 1,000 arts educators contributed to development of the MAEIA resources. The resources are high-quality, user- friendly, field-tested, and adaptable to your needs. Used together, they strengthen student performance, enhance program development, and help you demonstrate your value as an arts educator. And, they are available at no cost.

Who is using the MAEIA Resources?

MAEIA resources are used by teachers and districts throughout Michigan and beyond.

Who created the MAEIA resources?

The Michigan Assessment Consortium leads the MAEIA Project with support from the Michigan Depart­ment of Education. Professional learning is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

How can I become involved in MAEIA?

Browse our free resources and check out our events!  And, contact us to join a community of practice or schedule professional learning.

 

The MAEIA project has changed me as a teacher by giving me new colleagues to work with, new ideas for assignments that now include the SLO (Student Learning Objective) format and a better way for me to evaluate my teaching practice.

–Cecilia Gollan, Michigan Art Teacher, MAEIA Leadership Fellow