December 7: Maine Arts Assessment Initiative (MAAI) Webinar
Rob Westerberg and Catherine Ring will be hosting their third webinar in a series of five as part of the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative (MAAI). The webinar entitled Standards Based Assessment In The Arts will take place on December 7, 2011 from 3:30 – 4:30. Four primary focuses will be discussed:
- What IS Standards Based Assessment?
- Standards Based Assessment specifically in the Arts
- Arts Assessment in practice
- Looking to the future
Standards Based Assessment continues to be the path education is going down both as a country and as a state. Many questions and concerns arise when we apply “standards” for assessing the arts. In conversation with leaders in the field, this webinar will serve to address what standards based assessment is and isn’t, identify its exciting applications to the arts, and to ease concerns, answer questions and clarify issues around their formal implementation in the classroom. The webinar will conclude by getting a first hand account of where we stand as a country in the revision of the National Arts Standards.
Guests will include USM Professor Jeff Beaudry, President-Elect of State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education and NH Department of Education arts consultant Marcia McCaffrey and teacher leaders Leah Olson (Visual Art, Hampden Academy), Charlie Johnson (Visual Art, MDI H.S.) and Jake Sturtevant (Music, Bonny Eagle H.S.).
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An initiative of the Maine Department of Education with contributing partners: ACTEM (Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine), District 3 Music Educators, MAAE (Maine Alliance for Arts Education), MAEA (Maine Art Education Association), MECA (Maine College of Art), MMEA (Maine Music Educators Association), MLTI (Maine Learning Technology Initiative), New England Institute for Teacher Education, and USM (University of Southern Maine).