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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  

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  

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 tim 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


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   

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 (for older students too)  

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  

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  

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


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   

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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