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Timeline work

Page history last edited by Argy 10 years, 9 months ago

Topics, ideas, events that include highlights that influence Maine Arts Education:



  • National Standards in Arts Education created - 1995
  • Maine Learning Results created - 1997
  • Maine Learning Results updated - 2007
  • Argy started working at MDOE - Aug. 2006 
  • Argy conducted a survey to learn the needs of Maine arts educators - 350 educators responded - Winter 2007
  • Argy started the Arts Education List-serv in Jan. 2008 and a weekly newsletter called "news from argy's cubby with a view of the statehouse dome" to communicate with the 350 educators who had responded to the invitation to fill out the survey
  • Argy switched from the weekly newsletter to the meartsed Blog http://meartsed.wordpress.com/ in January 2009 with the main purpose of communicating Department news and arts education news from throughout Maine
  • The List-serv grew one person at a time from 350 in January 08 to 1000 in Jan. 09, to 1023 in May 2011 and to 1213 today.
  • During the school year there were 600-800 visitors each week and during the 2011-12 school year that number grew to 900-1400 each week.
  • First in 10 year state-wide arts education conference, "At the Creative Center" planned by Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE), Maine Arts Commission (MAC) and MDOE with 400 arts educators attending. Keynote speaker was Scott Shuler on arts assessment, Samoset, Rockport - Oct. 2007
  • State-wide arts education conference "The Arts Connect", 350 attendees. Keynote speaker was the 2007 National Teacher of the Year and music educator Andrea Peterson. Point Lookout, Northport - Oct. 2009
  • Argy is member of New England Arts Assessment Network (NEAAN) and the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) http://www.seadae.org/
  • State-wide census work in arts education, collaboration - MDOE and MAAE http://www.maineartsed.org/ - 2007-2009, report released in Oct. 2009 http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/vpa/news.html 
  • Imagination Intensive Communities (IIC) work, collaboration - MDOE and MAAE - 2009-present, first 6 communities selected 2010 http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/vpa/news.html 
  • IIC received the Best Practice award from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills - Oct. 2010
  • A Single Bracelet Does Not Jingle - A conversation about Leadership, 100 attendees, Point Lookout - Oct. 2010
  • SEADAE convened an Arts Education Task Force in DC with several organizations. The meeting was hosted by CCSSO and the purpose of this convening was to reach consensus on the next leverage point in the initiative titled National Expectations for Learning in Arts Education, formally adopted by the SEADAE membership at its October 2009 meeting in Cambridge. SEADAE facilitated consensus among a gathering of national partners regarding a re-conceptualization of National Standards for the Arts, endorsed  and supported by MENC , NAEA , EDTA and NDEO . - May 2010
  • 1st blog post on Standards Based Education (15 comments) - May 26, 2010
  • Rubric Team met at Thomas College - May 27, 2010
  • DOE decided to hold off on rubric development due to the work on Common Core State Standards for ELA and math
  • Rob, Catherine, Argy attended New England Arts Assessment Institute, Plymouth University - Aug. 2010
  • Planning meetings - Aug. 30, Sept. 29, 26 Oct. 2010
  • Met with Dan Hupp, Maine DOE assessment coordinator, Argy, Catherine, Rob - Aug. 30, 2010
  • Initial MAEA board meeting, intro to the work, Argy - Sept. 2, 2010
  • Argy meeting with Art in the Heart, 38 art teachers, K-higher ed present, brief overview of the work - Oct. 2010
  • Rob and Argy meeting with MAEA board, gave overview of work - Oct. 7, 2010
  • Catherine and Rob meeting with MMEA board, gave overview of work -  Oct. 17, 2010
  • Haystack - MAEA fall educators conference, Catherine, brief overview to 95 members - Sept. 17, 2010
  • Created talking points document - Oct. 15, 2010
  • Complete Plan for assessment in arts education in Maine and present to Wanda Monthey
  • Meeting with other specialists at MDOE on assessment work - Nov. 22, 2010
  • Meeting with RISC coalition
  • Visit to RISC school site, Gray-New Gloucester Middle School, Catherine and Argy, Dec. 2010
  • Roll out of overview of work - state Art and Music conferences - Spring 2011
  • Teachers invited to submit application to be considered for the role of teacher leader
  • Select teacher leaders team to engage in the assessment initiative to build capacity
  • Professional development for 18 teacher leaders - Aug. 2011
  • State-wide arts ed assessment conference - Oct. 2011
  • Argy travels to AZ for SEADAE meeting where the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards and writing team chairs meet to discuss details of the work. It is determined that there will be 5 disciplines included in the document: dance, music, theatre, visual arts and media arts. Each SEADAE member had two votes; a state vote and personal vote - Oct. 31 to Nov. 3
  • 7 Webinars on arts ed assessment - School year, 2011-12 - archived at http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/vpa/assessment.html 
  • 20 Regional workshops on arts ed assessment, facilitated by teacher leaders - School year, 2011-12
  • 4 graduate courses provided by New England Institute for Teacher Education - School year, 2011-12
  • Another Teacher's Story series of 20 blog posts - School year, 2011-12
  • 600 educators participated in the MAAI during the school year, 2011-12 (Includes regional workshops, statewide conference, webinars, graduate courses)
  • 20 new Teacher Leaders selected - May 2012
  • Created a Crosswalk showing the direct connects between the MAAI and the DOEs strategic plan: "Education Evolving: Maine's Plan for Putting Learners First" - May 2012
  • National Arts Assessment Conference, Denver, CO - Catherine and Argy presented work - July 20 - 22, 2012
  • Work on proficiency based diploma by content specialists plus at DOE - August - December 2012
  • 35 Teacher Leaders (20 new and 15 returned from phase 1) attended the summer institute professional development in Assessment, Leadership, Technology, and Creativity - July 30 - Aug. 2, 2012
  • First Lady Baby Journal project launched - September 2012
  • Cross Content Literacy network including arts education. 3 webinars planned and facilitated by Suzanne Goulet, Jen Nash, and Lisa Gilman
  • National Core Arts Standards writing work continues, Argy meets with SEADAE colleagues in Reston, VA and the writing team chairs for an update of the work. College Board, as part of the coalition, has done extensive research supporting the work which includes the connections of the Common Core State Standards to the National Standards work. October 1,2,3, 2012
  • 39 teacher leaders and leadership team members work session at Point Lookout, October 4,5, 2012. Presentations of all workshops to peers for feedback. Proposed ideas for mega-regional workshops and depository of work.
  • 20 regional workshops facilitated by teacher leaders from second phase of MAAI Aug. 2012 through March 2013
  • Call for artwork for screen savers - Nov. 2012
  • 4 all day Mega-regional workshops, 55 sessions total - winter 2013
    • Jan.14: UMF, 8 workshops, 24 attendees
    • March 1: USM, Portland, 12 workshops
    • March 22: Presque Isle High School, 7 workshops
    • March 29: Ellsworth High School, 12 workshops
  • All day work session with Teacher Leaders and Leadership team, review of phase 2 and plan for phase 3, Feb 11, United Technical Center, Bangor
  • Video tapes created by Debi Lynne Baker of standards based arts classrooms January to June 2013
    • Jan. 8: taping at York High School music with Rob Westerberg
    • March 27: taping at Hancock Grammar School visual arts with Jane Snider
    • March 28: taping at Mount Desert Island High School visual arts with Charlie Johnson
    • May 6: taping at John F. Kennedy Memorial School, Biddeford music with Andrea Wollstadt 
  • National Coalition for Core Arts Standards releases Conceptual Framework - January 14, 2013
  • Rob and Matt Doiron write article for NAfME Music Educators Journal on MAAI - April 2013
  • Bronwyn Sale, Catherine and Argy present MAAI at National Art Education conference, Fort Worth, TX - March 2013
  • Argy is asked to submit 5-10 names of teachers interested in providing feedback to the first draft of the standards slated to be released in March 2013. Eleven teacher leaders provide feedback on the initial draft.
  • Maine Arts Commission provides MAAI with funding for Depository work, ACTEM, MMEA provides funding for phase 3 - April, May, June 2013
  • Leadership team meets to plan phase 3, April 18, 2013 - Welcomes Bill Buzza to team
  • Wendy Cohen facilitates workshop for all teacher leaders who are available to participate along with other arts teachers invited on Quality in Arts Education - April 19, 2013
  • Invitation to arts educators to apply for teacher leader role, phase 3 - April 2013
  • 14 teacher leaders selected - May 2013
  • National Coalition for Core Arts Standards releases PK-8 standards for feedback June 30 - July 15, 2013, several Maine Arts Educators respond.Teacher Leaders send Argy their feedback, compiled for a State of Maine report to the NCCAS.
  • Phase 3 summer institute with 14 new teacher leaders, 21 teachers returning from phase 1 and 2 (all but 3 attended), MECA, June 24, 25, 26, 2013. Focus for phase 3:
    • Standards and Proficiency (LD 1422)
    • Exemplars (Resource Bank)
    • Advocacy
    • Outreach
  • TLs, Leadership team, and critical friends meet at USM to present "dry-run" of workshop for feedback. 


Maine Arts Education Blog posts - ongoing communications with field:

  • Series of blog posts called Another Arts Teacher's Story - Jan. to June 2012, interviews with the Teacher Leaders from phase 1 of the MAAI.
  • Series continues with phase 2- 18 teacher leaders stories - Jan. to June 2013.


DEPARTMENT, other than specific to the arts:

  • Maine Curriculum Leaders conference, speaker Robert Marzano, presented on standards based education - Oct. 2008. Wanda asked the question at the end of the day to the PK20 team, so, what do you think of the Department creating the rubrics? Marzano returned to the curriculum leaders conference in Oct. 2009. 
  • Reinventing Schools Coalition (RISC) work introduced to the Department - Nov. 2009
  • RISC training occurred, MDOE PK20 team - Feb. 2009 and March 2009 (David Yanoski participated in second day of the work)
  • David Yanoski worked with rubric team developers - May 2009
  • Dan Conley's work with Maine
  • Common Core State Standards - ELA and Math
  • LD1422 - High School Proficiency and LD1856 - Teacher Effectiveness



  • The MAAI will continue to evolve as more arts educators become involved and collaborate and education in general evolves. All educators are invited and encouraged to be part of the MAAI.



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