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Visual Arts Assessment Webinar Deadline!
Scott Shuler

Don't miss participation in two fabulous visual arts assessment webinars presented by Arts|Learning in collaboration with Scott Shuler and his fabulous team of arts assessment task developers, all teachers in the field in CT public schools.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 7th! 

CT is currently piloting a grade 5 task/unit "Carving a Narrative in Pottery" and a grade 8 task/unit in "Digital Media Collage." Arts|Learning will be offering two webinars for anyone wishing to learn how to implement these tasks, as well as those interested in participating in the piloting protocols.  The dates of these two sessions are as follows: 
  1. Saturday, March 10 from 9 AM to 12 noon  Clay Task
  2. Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Digital Collage 
To register for either or both of these webinars, which are provided free of charge, please click here.

If interested in additional information, or how you can participate further, please check our webpage on Arts Assessment 
Arts|Learning Annual Advocacy Awards:
Nominate an Advocate Now!

Nominations are now being accepted for our annual "Champions of Arts Education" Advocacy Awards. To access our nominations page, please click here.  Nominations are due by April 1, 2012.  The awards will be given during our annual Arts Education Advocacy Day and Symposium at the Massachusetts Statehouse, which will be on Thursday, May 24, 2012.  Look for future newsletters with details about the program--it should be another exciting forum!
Aiming to Transform Youth Through Art
In a wonderful radio broadcast on March 2, WBUR Radio reports on an exhibit at the Federal Courthouse in Boston of artwork by incarcerated youth in facilities by the Department of Youth Services.  To check out this broadcast, and to see a slide presentation of some of the murals made by these extraordinary young artists, click here.
Rappaport Receives Award
Rappaport Congratulations to Arts|Learning Executive Directo Jonathan Rappaport for receiving the Administrators in Music Education (AIME) Visionary Leadership Award on March 2, 2012.  AIME is an affiliated organization of the MA Music Educators Association.  Rappaport was cited for "his current work as Executive Director for arts|Learning" ensuring that the arts continue "to be  an important component of our state's core curriculum...  Jonathan's willingness to be a voice and advocate for equal access to quality...programs for children in Massachusetts is unparalleled."
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 Creative Minds Unleashed!
e-Showcase Announced 
We hope all Massachusetts arts educators will participate in "Creative Minds Unleashed!"--a unique e-Showcase of student art work, grades pre-K through 12, for Youth Art Month, March, 2012.  We are calling for you to post your exemplary student work on your organization's website, and the work may be in all domains of the arts, be it visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, or media arts, and sending us the link to post on the MA Cultural Council and Arts|Learning websites.  For more information, please check out the Arts|Learning webpage.  Requested submission deadline is March 12, 2012.


We hope you will give every consideration in showing the general public the amazing creativity of Massachusetts students in public, charter, and private schools across our Commonwealth.  Please consider sharing this information on your organizational websites and e-news blasts this week.