Blogs & Online Sources
Giving Gratitude for an Artistic Childhood
This time of year asks us to pay attention to gratitude and the blessings we have received. In my years as an arts educator and advocate, and in my role as MAEIA blog editor, I...Continue Reading
The Brushstrokes of All Folks: Teaching Arts Education Through the Lens of Culturally Responsive Teaching in a COVID Era
Editor’s Note I am excited to introduce the first post in a four part series written by Nafeesah Symonette on the intersection of Arts Education and Culturally Responsive Teaching in an...Continue Reading
Celebrating Youth Art Month with Student Voices
Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. We at MAEIA thought the best way...Continue Reading
MAEIA: Looking Forward
This is part two of a two-part series that looks back and looks forward at the purposes and achievements of the Michigan Arts Education Instruction & Assessment (MAEIA) project. Check outContinue Reading
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
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