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Workshop Resources

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Drew Albert; Maranacook Community High School Music

Workshop: iPad, uPad, We all scream for iPads!

This workshop will show music educators how they can utilize the iPad as an essential assessment tool. We will discuss methods of recording both individually and within the ensemble. Using Google Drive, we will also discover how easy sending and storing student recordings can be. Grades 5-12  

Drew Albert (Maranacook Community High School Music) and Ashley Smith (Brunswick High School Music)

Workshop: Digging Into Music assessment as an Undergraduate: What You need to know!  

This strand of the day is designed for undergraduates in music to learn more about assessment in their future classroom. What you need to know and how to apply it; terminology of assessment, strategies for assessment, and looking at standards and their practical application in the 21st century classroom. For U-Maine Students-Full Day Session  

Andria Bacon; Morison Memorial Elementary School, Central Middle School, Central High School Music

Workshop: LD 1422: Implementing Maine's Proficiency Based Graduation Requirement

This workshop will help arts teachers understand what LD 1422 is about and what the administrators in the State of Maine are doing to meet the requirements of this legislation. Formal data and informal feedback will be shared regarding implementation of learner-centered, proficiency-based education and the proficiency-based graduation requirement of LD 1422. Grades K-12  

Sue Barre; Waterville Junior and Senior High Schools Music

Workshop: Maine Learning Results: Guiding your Ensemble Curriculum

This workshop will encourage the participant to look beyond the concert to developing life-long arts producers and consumers in the ensemble setting. Suggestions to meet each of the Maine Learning Results and tools for assessment will be shared. Grade 6-12 http://fc.aos92.org/~sbarre@aos92.org/05746EC8-004C57E1?Plugin=Loft  

Sasha Bladen; Penquis Valley Middle and High Schools Visual Art

Workshop: Benefits of a Student-Centered Classroom

This workshop will help participants understand the "Whys" and the "How's" of a student centered classroom. We will explore ways to give students a voice in what they are learning while still meeting the standards. Grades 6-12  

Bill Buzza; Edward Little High School Music 

Workshop: Monitoring Arts Students' Progress in Meeting Graduation Standards

This workshop will guide participants in the task of unpacking an arts standard to provide clear tasks that students understand. The unpacked standard will then be used to create a capacity matrix to identify and monitor individual student proficiency in meeting the standards for high school graduation. Strategies of using assessments in a formative way to guide student learning will be shared. Grades 9-12  

Amy Cousins; Gorham Middle School Visual Arts

Workshop: From Overwhelmed to in Control: Standard Help Connect the Dots

This workshop is geared for teachers who would like to learn how to organize and utilize standards in a user friendly way in order to make a manageable system for students and teachers alike. By creating Power Standards it allows you to focus on the essentials of your curriculum without neglecting other key components of the MLR's. Power Standards are a great assessment tool that can be adapted over time to accommodate our evolving pedagogy. Grades 6-8 (easily adapted for K-12)  

Melanie Crowe; Marshwood Middle School Visual Arts 


Workshop; Visual Journaling: A Pathway to Reflective Self-Assessment

Visual Journaling or “process-folios” of student work can be a powerful strategy and technique. Workshop participants will explore its ramifications related to student self-reflection, self-assessment, and also as a stand-alone art form. Participants will also leave with resources on Visual Journaling, Self-Assessment and applications for their own classrooms. Grades 6-8 (Easily adapted for Ele or HS)








Jennie Driscoll and Ashley Smith; Brunswick High School Visual Arts and Music

Workshop: Including Reflection in Formative Assessment

Learn how formative assessment throughout the artistic  process in both art and music classes provides evidence of student learning. Methods to include student self-reflection will help take the headaches out of grading. Grades 6-12  https://drive.google.com/?tab=mo&authuser=0#folders/0B8bNdWKjJYzzbHlyUlR0SVBPVmM  

Jen Etter; York Middle School Music

Workshop: Back to Basics: How to create learning targets and I CAN statements

Learn how to break down your curriculum into learning targets and I CAN statements for your students. Use these strategies as powerful ways to open communication between you and your student, giving them a clearer outline of academic expectations and a greater sense of academic accountability. All Grades All Subjects   

Judy Fricke; early childhood 

Workshop: It's Hard to Pick Your Nose When You Are Clapping Your Hands - The Importance of Music in Early Childhood

Traditional songs and games for Early Childhood settings will fill the room with music and laughter as we, as educators, turn to the enjoyment of music as the key component when teaching our youngest learners! The take-away from this workshop will be developmentally appropriate songs, movements games, and resources listings to use with this very important age group as they strive to be ready for "Big School"! Early Childhood




Patti Gordon; Raymond Elementary School Music

Workshop: Going Beyond th Activity: Assessing the MLRs: Three C's (Creativity, Criticism, and Connections)

Wondering how to assess the Creativity, Criticism and Connections standards in music? Learn strategies for developing assessments in grades PK-3 for the last three VPA standards of the Maine Learning Results. Take part in sample assessments and use templates to start designing your own assessments. Grades PK-3  

Suzanne Goulet; Waterville Senior High School Visual Arts

Workshop: Guerilla Advocacy - Embracing shameless promotion on behalf of students and Arts programs

This workshop is designed to help educators overcome professional humbleness. Explore strategies used to communicate the quality of teaching and learning that is a unique element of your studio/rehearsal/classroom. Participants are encouraged to bring a pen drive and a device to access the internet. Grades PK-12 All Arts   

Gloria Hewett; Mount View Middle School Visual Arts

Workshop:Working Backwards from a Great Art Lesson to Standards and Assessments

In this workshop participants will see how one art teacher starts with a great art lesson, finds connections to the Maine Learning Results standards and then creates assessments to provide evidence for meeting those standards. Participants will have the opportunity to start with one of their own great art lessons and follow the same process of connecting MLR standards to the lesson and assessments. Participants will understand how to unpack a standard and how to match an assessment to that standard. Grades 6-8  

Lisa Ingraham: Madison Elementary School Visual Arts

Workshop: Stick Figures and Finder Painting-Dispelling myths about elementary art programs 

This workshop will focus on the connection between assessment and communication to inform all stakeholders - students, parents, administrators, and communities - about the learning experiences that take place in an elementary art program. Participants will take away strategies for assessing proficiency in achieving MLR standards, and how to share this information in a variety of creative ways. Grades PK- 2 (easily adapted for older students)








Susan Jones; Medomak Valley High School Music, Theater and History

Workshop: Learning Through Doing: Using Theater games to enhance lessons across curriculum 

With some training, all teachers in any subject can use theatre games to enhance their curriculum. Theater games encourage out-of-the-box thinking, allow students to adopt different perspectives, help develop public speaking skills, enliven the classroom, encourage group dynamics and creativity, and use a different skill set that are often "put-away". You will be amazed and delighted by the accessibility of the games, and the creativity of your students! Grades PK-12 All subjects   

Jane Kirton; Sanford High School Music

Workshop: How About Those "Other" Kids - Bridging the Learning Gap 

How do you get the students who haven't had music since fifth grade to meet the proficiency standards for graduatyion? It may look different for you but we will all encounter those students who need to show proficiency as defined in LD1422. This workshop will guide teachersthrough strategies to engageand assist all students regardless of ability, prior success or aptitude in music. All students can be proficient in music! Grades 9-12  

Beth Lambert; Carrabec High School Performing Arts

Workshop; Assessing Student Performance in Your Classroom

In an effort to create more engaging classrooms many teachers are incorporating performanceinto their classrooms. In this workshop we will explore how to effectively design and assess these performances according to the theater standards. Grades 6-12  

Lisa Marin; Jonesport-Beals High School and Union #103 Visual Arts 

Workshop: You like it? I love it! Strategies for successful art critiques with K-5 Elementary Art students 

Do you ever find the art critique process to be a bit challenging? Never enough time? Unclear goals for students? This workshop is designed to address these challenges. Through hands-on activities and take away ideas, participants will examine a variety of strategies to successfully engage Elementary Art students in the critique process. Grades K-5 (Easily adapted for VPAteachers of any grade level.) http://newartassessmentswiki.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/70219174/You%20Like%20It%2C%20I%20Love%20It%20PDF%20copy.pdf

Brian McPherson; Woodside Elementary School Visual Arts 

Workshop; 38 Years of Teaching and Still a Rubric Virgin? 

Follow the evolution of an experienced art teacher's learning, to create a variety of visual arts assessment tools, for elementary level arts students. National, state and local standards will be analyzed and compared, including a glimpse at the draft of the National Core Arts Standards. Teachers will learn about the differences between checklists, rating scales, and rubrics, and how they could be used to develop a continuum of assessment practices in your art program. Participants will take away a collection of original, teacher created and student tested, K-5 visual arts assessments. Grades K-5  

Linda McVety and Jenni Null; Songo Locks Elementary School Music

Workshop: Do We All Speak The Same Language? 

Have you ever had a discussion with a music colleague and suddenly realized that the music vocabulary you used in your class was not the same as theirs? This workshop will help you to establish a common music vocabulary that can be utilized in every music course across every grade level. Participants will learn how a common vocabulary is not only critical to all students' success but also how it uncovers and reinforces connections among choral, instrumental, and general music classes.  All Grades   

Jen Nash; Sebasticook Valley Middle School Music

Workshop: Deep Skuba Thinking: Development of Vocabulary Literate Musicians


What does a literate musician look like? Let's dive into being more intentional about the use of Common Core ELA concepts when helping our students become deep thinkers. Bring your literacy techniques that teach vocabulary in the music classroom to share. Grade 5-8   

Lisa Neal; Nokomis Regional High School Preforming Arts

Workshop: Rappin' Differentiated Instruction 

Differentiated instruction gives us opportunity to meet students where they are based on readiness, interest and learning styles, but how do we effectively differentiate our instruction in heterogeneous classrooms? Differentiated instruction is possible whether you are teaching in the arts or any other content area; whether you have 10 students in your class or 40. The essential question becomes: How do we use data to influence our instruction so that it will meet the needs of all our students? Grades 7-12 (easily adapted for all grades)   

Leah Olson;

Ellsworth High School Visual Arts 

Workshop: Progressive Assessments and Creativity

Explore progressive rubrics that build upon each other from "developing" to "exemplary". We will also investigate practiced rubrics and checklists from specific to general. These templates will be used in a grade level activity to assess student work. Participants will examine student works of art in grade level groups and share insights with assessing creativity. Grades 6-12


Jeff Orth; Richmond Middle/High School Visual Arts

Workshop: Controlling the Chaos: The World of Student-Centered Education 

Ever wonder how to manage students working on different standards at the same time in the same class space? This workshop talks about ways to organize the chaos using tools to impowering students to move at their pace and to meet deadlines.  

Mary-Ellen Schaper; Bony Eagle Middle School Dance

Workshop: The Choreography of Turning It On

How do I assess dance? What tools do I use?How do I get my students to do all the "heavy lifting"? In this interactive workshop, participants will choreograph their way through developing a simple dance rubric, tape their work using Photobooth, and assess their work using the rubric they developed. Paraphrasing multiple sources, if you can walk, you can dance, and if you can dance, you can assess your work! Grades 6-12  

Jane Snider; Hancock Grammar and Lamoine Consolidated Schools Visual Arts

Workshop: Empowering Students Through Assessment Techniques and Strategies 

"What did I get and How did I do?" Participants will explore and analyze how involving students in the assessment process (from planning, choosing criteria and selecting various assessments) can empower them in their art experience. This workshop will introduce participants to The Studio Habits of Mind as a guide to creating formative and summative assessments. Students can become the advocates of their art programs through understanding the standards and assessments. Grades 5-12

Jennie's Leadership pod.pdf




Alice Sullivan; Princeton/Woodland Elementary School Music

Workshop: From Real To Report Time

Developing a Meaningful Assessment System. This workshop will focus on techniques for the elementary music classroom that make developing rubrics, gathering student assessments and organizing reports cards a manageable tasks. Sample rubrics and report cards will be presented. Participants are encouraged to bring their own rubrics and/or report cards to share with the group. Grades 1-8



Shari Tarleton; Brunswick Jr. High School Music

Workshop: Standards-based Proficiency Data Made Manageable

Explor ways that collect individual student data in the performing arts classroom without taking years off your life. A Toolbox of management strategies will be shared and tim will be provided to add your own successful strategies to the Toolbox. Grades 6-12  

Shannon Westphal; Ellsworth High School Visual Art

Workshop: Digital Portfolios: Organizing curriculum and student work to show growth ad proficiency

Learn about Evernote, a digital notebook that allows online file sharing to organize student work, documents proficiency, and allows teachers to share documents with students. This workshop is relevant to all arts teachers, visual and performing. Grades 3-12  https://www.evernote.com/pub/shanleigh4213/maai2013digitialportfolioworkshop  

Andrea Wollstadt;

Biddeford Intermediate School Music

Workshop: Gifted and Talented in Music Education 

Explore strategies for identifying students as gifted and talented in music.Participants will discuss issues around what to assess, how, when, and common pitfalls in assessing large numbers of students. Grades K-12  

Rebecca Wright; Ellsworth High School Theater 

Workshop: "All The World's A Stage"

As we move to standards based grading, how do we ensure that we are able to assess student work outside of the classroom? Particularly in the visual/preforming arts students may be meeting standards out in the world at large. This workshop seeks to explore internships and contracts with students for standards met outside the classroom via performance,apprenticeships, private study, etc.  Grades 9-12  


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