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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
An Art Teacher’s Perspective on Remote Learning
“Can we do clay…….Pleeeeease?” This was a question from one of my 4th grade art students during our first Zoom meeting for Remote Learning-Art. “Uhhhh, no?” was my response. Unfortunately, when our school district...Continue Reading
The Practice of Adaptation – A Series in Four Disciplines Using MAEIA Performance Assessments for Online Teaching
As we find ourselves in unprecedented times, with the possibility of adapting your teaching to online platforms, we at MAEIA are here for you. Though our assessment catalog is not a bank of lesson plans,...Continue Reading
Joni Starr: Courageous Creativity – Everything is Waiting for You
This is an unprecedented time. Our regular routine has been disrupted, human interactions are minimized and our relationship to the future has been compromised. The question is: Who do you choose to be in response?...Continue Reading
Cathy DePentu: “No Music Without Fun, No Fun Without Music” as the theme for a concert….
What does that even mean? Does it mean we just have fun all the time? No. Does it mean that we don’t work at what we do? Absolutely not. Does it mean that I...Continue Reading