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10:35 Second Power Session – Mini and Full Sessions
1:00pm FINAL Power Session (2nd Half of Double Studio)
Post-Sessions - “Transformative Transports” (3 @ 50min) - small groups
The EVENT - Friday, April 6th Pre-Sessions - “Conference To Go” (3 @ 50min) - small groups
WELCOME! Please join us Pre-conference Social Event -- Wintergreen Arts Center 6-8pm 149 State Street, Presque Isle 207.762-3576 First Friday Art Walk, Refreshments, Beverages and Wine available
Area Lodging - The Hampton Inn Presque Isle will be our staging area for Friday evening after the social. 207.760.9292 Please join us in celebrating the Arts and Quality Art Education in Maine.
Creative Collaboration – Hope Lord (Maranacook MS) In this workshop we will explore how collaboration can enhance your curriculum and provide your students with authentic design challenges. I will share the process I used to collaborate with district educators and how I developed an open ended design unit that could be applied to numerous art projects. I will explain how my students utilized the design process to create products that functioned as teaching materials for other students at different grade levels, from PreK to Grade 5, and how collaboration can benefit all teachers and students involved. I will share some examples of the collaborative projects my students created. FINAL POWER SESSION (No Limit)
Clay Whistles – Mary Pennington (Gray-New Gloucester HS, MAEA Board Member) Want to build a working clay whistle? This workshop will show you how. Will cover basic construction of whistle based on pinch pot method, troubleshooting making the whistle actually sound, and embellishments to make them unique. Offered during FINAL POWER SESSION (Limit 20)
Crossing Over – Matt Johnson (Westbrook HS, and MAEA Treasurer) This workshop will provide participants with materials and strategy for making a transition to National Core Arts Standards (NCAS0 from Maine Learning Results) MLR’S at the high school level, using the facilitator’s crosswalk model. Participants will also learn how to transition from Alphanumeric to Proficiency based grading. First Half of FIRST POWER SESSION or First Half of SECOND POWER SESSION (No Limit)
Integrating (the other) Arts into the Visual Arts Classroom – Theresa Cerceo (Dr Levesque ES & Wisdom MS/HS, Saint Agatha), and Beth Lambert (Maine Department of Education (MDOE) We will share ways to authentically integrate the other arts into the visual arts classroom and how this work was developed through a partnership with the Maine Department of Education. Offered during FIRST POWER SESSION (No Limit)
The Mindful Art Room – Lisa Ingraham (Madison ES and President-Elect for MAEA) Do you teach in a mindful school? As schools explore ways to improve student well being and success in and out of the classroom, mindfulness is becoming a growing movement in education. Mindfulness involves directing our attention to our experiences as they unfold. Adding short, targeted activities to your classroom routine can benefit both you and your students by increasing focus, promoting reflection, and bringing everyone together on the same clean slate. Sounds simple, right? Actually it is easier than you may think to encourage a calm and attentive climate in your classroom. During this workshop I will provide an overview of the concept of mindfulness and share my school’s process of incorporating mindfulness into our school culture. You will leave this session with a variety of mindful strategies and activities you can use right now to reduce your stress level and increase student readiness to learn. Offered during Final POWER SESSION (No Limit)
Scheduling Roundtable – Abby Jacobs (Westbrook MS) Open discussion and idea session. Examples of Westbrook MS (WMS) schedules. A schedule matrix example- discussion around the domino effects of scheduling. Ideas around how grade level instruction, teaming, special education, English Language Learners (ELL) and Unified Arts (UA) all work within a schedule. SECOND POWER SESSION (No Limit)
Scholastics: Maine Region Overview and Best Practices – Liam Sullivan (Maine Region Scholastics Coordinator, Maine College of Art) This presentation will review the 2018 Maine Region Scholastics Art Awards competition and exhibition artwork. It will include the Congressional Art Competition artwork. We will discuss best practices, outcomes and opportunities for Maine Middle and High School students. Second Half of FIRST POWER SESSION or Second Half of SECOND POWER SESSION (No Limit)
Sgraffito and Advocacy – Tim Christensen (Teaching Artist, and MAEA Board Member) Participants will learn the technique of sgraffito on clay as a tool for building visual literacy, and how this may be used in advocacy for art programs in your school! All tools and materials are provided in the fun and contemplative session, and you will get your creation back after firing (if needed). First or Second POWER SESSION (Limit 20)
Stitching Mindfulness in the Art Room– Bobbi Tardif (SeDoMoCha MS, Dover-Foxcroft) Come and enjoy a relaxing studio session that allows you to be engaged in the present, focus on a single task, and that emphasizes on individual awareness. In Mindful Stitching we will be participating in an activity that can be shared with students to cultivate and capture individual mindfulness through the process of mark making and embroidery stitching. Offered during First or Second POWER SESSION (No Limit)
Double Studio Sessions:
Explore the Possibilities of Shiva Paintstiks – Debra Bickford (Westbrook HS, Past-President of MAEA) Explore the possibilities with Siva Paintstiks. These beautiful colors can be used on canvas, wood, fabric, leather, bisqueware and much more. They are permanent, artist quality medium that have hundreds of applications, can be mixed with traditional oils and are easy to clean up. If you are looking for a new painting medium to add to your tool kit consider this workshop. Worried about safety or using them in elementary classes? With the exception of several colors in the MATTE line, Paintstiks are certified non toxic. Participants will: - learn the basics of Paintstiks - create samples on fabric using texture plates, flat objects and stamps - learn how to heat set the color on fabric - be provided with a studio lesson plan / check sheet DOUBLE STUDIO SESSION (FIRST and FINAL SESSIONS)(Limit 20)
Painted Paper Collage – Susan Beaulier (Ashland DS) In this double workshop we will spend the first session experimenting with surface embellishment through mixed-media techniques. All supplies and techniques will be classroom friendly, easily accessible and affordable. In the second session we’ll use our variety of decorative papers to create collages on a mat board substrate. DOUBLE STUDIO SESSION (FIRST and FINAL SESSIONS)(Limit 20)
Ways to Play with Paper-Mache – Nancy Goan (Westbrook MS) In this workshop we will introduce you to several ways that you can use paper-mache in your classroom to create sculptures.We have many techniques and lesson ideas to show you using this very inexpensive art medium.We want to show you how to make Box People, Self Portraits, Social Issue Sculptures, Animal Sculptures and so much more. DOUBLE STUDIO SESSION (FIRST and FINAL SESSIONS)(Limit 20)
(Inspired by National Art Education Association Convention Sessions) Friday Arrival Options (choose 3 or more) 50 minute sessions -
Teaching Students to Apply Design Thinking to Help Solve Community Challenges -Share and learn ways to teach students how to apply the design-thinking process toward solving community problems both locally in North America and globally.
Carousel of Learning Curriculum Focus: Working With Adaptive Art and Universal Design -How do you work with adaptive art and universal design? Share and learn strategies on how to work with students with special needs within your studio classroom.
Real Time Digital Integration: Perspectives on What Works: Join in a discussion about the range of digital tools available to art educators as well as share experiences on their effects on instructional practice and student engagement.
STEAMing Ahead Through K-12 Art-Based Inquiry: Share and learn about student-driven, art-based inquiry into STE[A]M concepts. Share your collaborative student art-based inquiries incorporating art, science and technology standards
Art as Transformation: Inspiring Students to Become World Changers Through the Power of Service Learning Explore and share the possibilities of students engaging with local and global community partners to create transformational community art projects. What are ways that your students have shared their gifts?
Conversations With Colleagues: A Divisional Level Meet-Up: Connect with your fellow level educators in this open-ended, discussion-based session. Share your voice with divisional leaders and colleagues, gain insights into issues facing our division, and explore ongoing division initiatives.
I Think I Can, I Think I Can… How to Create a Choice-Based Design Thinking Studio Learn and share strategies for implementing a choice-based studio environment for any art course that fosters design thinking, allows for multiple means of expression and varied student pacing.
Called to Serve: Maine Art Education Leadership MAEA continues to provide a vibrant community for art educators. How is vibrancy ensured and priorities set for MAEA’s vision and direction? Learn about the role and responsibilities of the MAEA Board of Directors and opportunities for those interested in State and Regional leadership. Have you ever wondered about serving on the MAEA Board? Bring your interest and questions and find out more!
Mirror, Mirror: Exploring the Why and How of Reflective Practices for Art TeachersWant to open the door to continued professional growth? Share and learn useful tools and strategies for reflective practice that will do help you do so. For art teachers at all career stages.
Fostering Personal, Cognitive, and Artistic Development Through Scaffolded, Creative Problem Solving Strategies Share and learn about scaffolding creative problem-solving strategies and how these strategies fostered personal, cognitive and artistic development.