FOR THE ARTS
Arts|Learning is pleased to partner with Young Audiences of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council in developing training sessions for parents to help them advocate for quality arts education in their communities and across the state.
Upcoming are three important parent meetings:
- Somerville. Tuesday, March 27, 6-8 PM, Argenziano School. See flyer here
- Lynn. Thursday, March 29, 7-9 PM. Lynn Arts. See flyer here.
- Lowell. Date and Place (TBA soon!)
To see the agenda of these trainings, please click here. Any parent or arts educator from any community is welcome to attend and receive this valuable advocacy training and there is no cost to attend. A free light supper and childcare will be available at each meeting.
To sign up to attend any of the above events, please click here. We urge parents, community leaders, local cultural council members, and educators to attend these valuable trainings.
We express our deep appreciation to Hunt Alternatives Fund for their generous funding of this project. And to our partners at YA MA (Gail Zarren) and the MCC (Diane Daily and Annie Houston).
Creative Minds Unleashed!
Mirrodin Landscape by Cole O'Brien, Melrose High School
The Massachusetts Cultural Council and Arts|Learning are pleased to unveil the 2012 Creative Minds Unleashed! e-Showcase of student art from schools and cultural organizations across Massachusetts! For this first year, we have an inspiring collection of over 90 pieces of exemplary student art in dance, visual art (including fashion), media arts, and music.
Thank you to all of the schools and organization who submitted their students' work to the e-Showcase. These art works are a testimony to the incredible work that these dedicated educator-artists do all year to bring the arts to young people across the state of Massachusetts.
Please share this URL http://artslearning.org/node/2456 with your colleagues, students, parents and others -- the works in the e-Showcase are suitable for any age to view. And, there are no transportation costs or entry fees!
State Survey Launched to Gather Educator Feedback on Teaching & Learning Conditions in Public Schools
Arts Educators in Massachusetts Schools are strongly urged to participate in this important survey.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) on March 12 launched a statewide online survey on teaching and learning conditions in schools across the state, and encouraged every public school-based licensed educator in Massachusetts to participate and give her/his perspective on working conditions and school climate.
The 2012 TELL Mass (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning in Massachusetts) survey will collect valuable feedback from educators on key educational issues including available time, facilities, resources, community engagement and support, instructional practices and more. The survey is voluntary, confidential and anonymous, and will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.
The online survey is being administered starting today through Friday, April 6, 2012. Educators can use a unique, anonymous access code provided to schools to complete the survey. The survey is available online at www.tellmass.org