Maryland Artistry in Teaching Institute 2016 What might occur when the space is held for people to be their most creative selves? Teachers, students, administrators, parents, community leaders, government officials… all desire, whether consciously or not, to exist in creative environments. Am I seen? Am I heard? Do I matter? Can we share how we… Read More July on the 5th Floor
MSDE Office of Fine Arts and AEMS – A Great Partnership! On June 2, the Office of Fine Arts and the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance combined efforts to present the spring Fine Arts Briefing at CAFE 2016: Creative Change Making – Social Justice Through the Arts. The day was designed to enhance the… Read More June on the 5th Floor
Maryland Artistry in Teaching Institute Invites You… The Maryland Artistry in Teaching Institute (MATI), a joint project of the Maryland State Department of Education, the Maryland State Arts Council, and Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance, is inviting central office staff, school-based administrators, arts partners and anyone interested in teaching for MATI in the future… Read More May on the 5th Floor
MATI 2016 – Putting the Artistry back into Teaching! NEWS! A few slots are open for arts educators who desire a space to nurture and explore your artistry. Professional artists will be on hand to collaborate with you. Arts integration classroom teachers and arts educators apply as part of a team (within school or across… Read More April on the 5th Floor
Taste of the Arts Taste the Arts supports Young Audiences’ programs and mission to bring high quality, low cost art experiences to Maryland schoolchildren. Over 500 artists, educators, students and arts supporters will gather at Taste the Arts to celebrate the arts and honor leaders in arts education. Gala highlights include performances by artists… Read More March on the 5th Floor
ARTS EDUCATORS, CLICK HERE ARTS INTEGRATION TEAMS, CLICK HERE ARTS EDUCATION WRITERS WANTED! The draft versions of the Maryland Fine Arts Standards are complete and have been uploaded to the Fine Arts Office blog (5th Floor View) for public comment. While the standards are in this final review process, I am requesting help in… Read More February on the 5th Floor
Check out what’s new on the Technology and Professional Learning Pages! A NIGHT FOR THE ARTS First Lady Yumi Hogan created an intimate event at the Government House for arts leaders from across the state. The elegant evening inspired conversation in a relaxed and beautiful setting with magnificent food and music. Maryland is fortunate to… Read More January on the 5th Floor
Devised Theatre Works Inspired by the Governor’s Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, joined by Interim State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jack Smith, launched a statewide, student-based public education prevention campaign to combat heroin and opioid addiction. “Prescription drug abuse in particular is on the rise among young people because they… Read More December’s View from the 5th Floor
Happy Thanksgiving! Congratulations to Elyse Corker who is leaving her post at the Maryland State Department of Education to accept a position at a Baltimore-based education firm. Emily Cory will be assuming Elyse’s responsibilities until the Fine Arts Office identifies a new specialist. Please contact Emily at Emily.email@example.com. Elyse, you will be missed! … Read More November on the 5th Floor!
Chase Haglund of North County High School was recognized as the 2015 MAHPERD Dance Teacher of the Year winner at the annual MAHPERD Awards Banquet held on October 16, 2015 in Hunt Valley Maryland. “Chase is one of the most dedicated, hard-working, and enthusiastic teachers I have worked with,” said Fey, who oversees the school… Read More Congratulations to Chase Haglund!