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SAVE THE DATE for ARTFUL STEM!

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming symposium, "ARTFUL STEM: Transforming Curriculum & Instruction," Friday, May 2, 2014, 8 AM to 7 PM, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Come learn about the intersection of the Arts and STEM education from world-renowned experts and practitioners, including Steve Seidel from Harvard University, Jane Burke of the Flying Cloud Institute, Martha McKenna and Gene Diaz from Lesley University, Ramiro Gonzalez and Mark Lonergan from the STEAM Department of the Boston Arts Academy, and many, many more!  Details and information about registration will be forthcoming in a week or so--stay tuned!
 
ANNUAL ARTS ADVOCACY AWARDS--CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 


Arts|Learning will be presenting its 28th Annual "Champions of Arts Education Advocacy" Awards, May 2, at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Please consider nominating worthy arts educators and organizations for these awards: 
  • Distinguished Arts Educator Advocate
  • Schools of Distinction in Arts Education
  • Excellence in School Administration Arts Advocate
  • Massachusetts School Committee Arts Advocate
  • Outstanding Parent Arts Education Advocate
  • Outstanding Community Arts Education Collaborative
  • Corporate/Business Support of Arts Education
  • Outstanding Student Arts Advocate
  • Good Neighbor Award

Information about the awards nomination process may be found on the Arts|Learning website as well as the nominations packet and forms. Nominations for others as well as self nominations are accepted.  So, if you know of someone who deserves recognition (including yourself), please help to toot that person's horn so we all know about the great work that is happening around Massachusetts! Nominations are due April 1st.

NCCAS Arts Standard Review Underway

The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has launched a final public review of the draft PreK-12 arts standards in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. The review opened today on February 14, 2014, and will close February 28, on the coalition's wiki page. All arts educators and arts advocates are urged to give their feedback regarding these new proposed national standards in art, dance, media arts, music, and theatre.  
MA e-Showcase to Celebrate Youth Arts Month
 

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CREATIVE MINDS UNLEASHED!  The Massachusetts Cultural Council and Arts]Learning invite Massachusetts schools and arts organizations to submit links to exemplary online youth art in all disciplines: performing, media, or visual arts. Artworks, in the form of digitized images, audio, or video must be posted on your school's website. Submissions are due March 1.

 

For more information, go to the Creative Minds Unleashed webpage on the Arts|Learning website, or contact Diane Daily at the MCC.

Worcester STEAM Project
Seeking Learning Fellow Applicants
 

Worcester was selected - along with Chicago and San Diego - to share a $2.65 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to create Incubators for Innovation, designed to test and implement a new national cutting-edge curriculum that re-imagines how arts intersect with science education forging new paths to creativity and innovation. To help achieve the goals of this National Science Foundation grant, Massachusetts residents--from age 16 through senior citizens--are to play an essential role.  

We welcome applications to be a participant as an Art of Science Learning Fellow, from these diverse sectors:

Scientists ▪ artists ▪ architects ▪ designers ▪ engineers ▪ K-12 and college educators ▪ high school and college students ▪ business and STEM industry professionals ▪ museum specialists ▪ and policy makers.

 

Interested?  Please view the information on the Art of Science Learning website.