Cultural Arts For Education (CAFE) 2013
Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance invites you to attend the fourteenth annual Cultural Arts for Education (CAFE) Conference on Thursday, May 30th at Towson University, Center for the Arts. CAFE 2013: Fresh Food for Thought - Educate, Create, Innovate will be devoted to exploring the philosophical underpinnings and practical applications of the new National Core Arts Standards: A Conceptual Framework for Arts Learning.
Maryland Arts Integration Network (MAIN) Event
AEMS is hosting the next MAIN event on June 7 at the beautiful AFI Silver. The focus of the morning will be on the new standards in the media arts being developed at the national level. Mr. Matt Boratenski, the Program Administrator for Education at AFI Silver, will give attendees a tour of the facility and a presentation on integrating film across the curriculum. Also a media arts educator will talk briefly about the new standard. The networking discussion will follow. The questions crafted for the networking session will address both the interests of arts integration educators and media arts educators.
AEMS Alliance Announces New Executive Director
Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS) is pleased to announce the appointment of an inspiring new Executive Director, Mary Cary, with an official start date of January 15, 2013. Nationally recognized in the education field, Mary has most recently worked at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) where she has served for thirteen and a half years as an educational leader for our state, most recently as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. She has played a critical part in securing and implementing Maryland’s Race to the Top grant from the US Department of Education. Mary is a nationally recognized leader in arts education as well as in education overall. She was the founder and creator of the Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Baltimore County, one of the premiere public arts high Schools in the United States.
Bates Middle School featured on Edutopia's "Schools that Work"
Edutopia's Schools That Work series profiles K-12 schools, districts, and programs that are dramatically improving the way students learn. Wiley H. Bates Middle School, in Annapolis, MD, was chosen as a School that Works because of their strong arts integrated classrooms.
ArtsEdSearch – new resource from Arts Education Partnership (AEP)
"ArtsEdSearch is the nation's first online research and policy clearinghouse focused entirely on student and educator outcomes associated with arts learning in and out of school. Featuring user-friendly summaries of high-quality research, and overviews of current research examined through different lenses, ArtsEdSearch provides reliable and objective information about the academic, cognitive, personal, social and professional outcomes of an arts education. ArtsEdSearch also identifies gaps in research and serves as a valuable roadmap for researchers and funders looking to tackle the most pressing education issues of our time." – from Arts Education Partnership website