High School Division Co-Chairs
Moving Towards Assessment
A common assessment model? Rubrics? Authentic
learning? 21st century skills? Do these concepts
confuse you? Make your head swim? More and more
we are hearing about districts whose administrators
are expecting art teachers to comply with a process of
evaluation that is based on the assessment of classroom
performance. For those of you who are experiencing
concern and anxiety about this process, we are here to
Check out the Teacher Resources tab (Under the Research and Knowledge Link) on our website for rubric samples, links and other assessment strategies. Send us copies of rubrics that work for you, links, etc. and we will review and post them.
For more information or to submit assessment rubrics and strategies please contact:
Claudia Burns and Claudia Stieber (High School Division Chairs):
We hope to facilitate communication between you and your state organization. We want to hear your concerns and share information and new ideas.
NAEA Secondary Division ning site: naea-secondary-teachers.ning.com/
Join the Michigan Art Education Association Facebook page www.facebook.com/groups/45465134454/ and identify yourself as a high school teacher.
News From Michigan Youth Arts:
Michigan Youth Arts Association (MYAA) Co-Chairs:
Michael Heinz: email@example.com Amy Marsh: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan Youth Arts is an alliance that develops, recognizes and advocates excellence in arts education for all. Its partners include statewide education organizations across all artistic disciplines: creative writing, dance, instrumental music, media arts, music composition, theatre, visual arts, and vocal music. The strength of its combined efforts enables Michigan Youth Arts to produce excellent educational opportunities for students, and to advocate for best practices in, and equal access to, arts education throughout Michigan.
51st Michigan Youth Arts Festival - May 9-11, 2013 - Kalamazoo
The Michigan Youth Arts Festival is a comprehensive arts spectacular, culminating a nine-month search for the finest artistic talent in Michigan high schools. More than 250,000 students across the state are involved in the selection process that results in nearly 1,000 being invited to participate in the annual three-day event. At the Festival, exceptional students in the arts gather to explore, celebrate, and showcase their talent across all artistic disciplines.
The 2013 Festival takes place from May 9-11, 2013, and features more than 50 interactive, hands-on, educational rehearsals, workshops and master classes taught by renowned professional guest artists and clinicians, including Dr. Stephen Zegree (vocal music/jazz), Dr. Z Randall Stroope (vocal music), Dr. Gregory Cunningham (orchestra), Robbie Smith (jazz), Dr. Robert Spradling (band), Stephanie Glazier (creative writing), and more!
Nearly 20 concert recitals, live theatre performances, visual art exhibitions and film festivals are an integral part of the Festival experience. This year’s featured guest orchestra at the Gala Concert will be the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony with conductor John Varineau.
Parents, educators, students and supporters of the arts are invited to attend and enjoy the Festival - all performances and exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://www.michiganyoutharts.org/festival.
Arts in Motion 5k - August 31, 2013 - Royal Oak
For the 5th year in a row, the Priority Health Arts in Motion 5k will raise money to support arts education programs in Michigan schools. This year, the race will take place in Royal Oak on Aug. 31, 2013. Race registration will open in June. Click here for information and results from last year’s event.
Arts Expo College Fair - October 28, 2013 - Lansing
Bringing together more than 50 college and university arts programs from across the nation, the Arts Expo provides high school students the opportunity to explore higher education opportunities in the arts. It is here that the students gain first-hand knowledge direct from the universities regarding admission requirements, portfolio reviews and auditions to better prepare them for when they complete their actual admission application. This year’s college fair will feature expanded programming introducing students to career pathways in the arts. Click here for more information.
Arts & Culture Trek Grant
Michigan Youth Arts, on behalf of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, awards grants to defray the cost of transportation to arts and culture related field trips for K-12 schools. Since 2012, the grantmaking program has supported an estimated 25,000 students across the state and has gained additional support from sponsors such as Ovation and Comcast. An announcement regarding applications for the Fall 2013 cycle will be made in the coming months.
2012 Michigan Arts Education Census
Michigan Youth Arts, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Department of Education are pleased to announce the launch of the 2011-12 Michigan Arts Education Census - a statewide survey intended to assess the status and condition of arts education in K-12 schools in Michigan.
Distributed to both public and private schools, the survey helped to create a never-before-available snapshot of access, equity and quantity for arts education in Michigan K-12 schools.
• 108,000 students attend school each day without arts education.
• 12% of high schools do not meet the state graduation requirement of one credit in the arts.
• Annual spending for curricular support of arts education averages only $4.39 per pupil in high school and only $1.67 per pupil in elementary school.
The report, which was released in September, tracks and measures progress in arts education, and provides the data to drive future educational policy. It will also identify schools that meet a mutually agreed upon set of criteria as “Model Schools,” which will be the basis for further research to identify the attributes of successful programs as guides for other schools.
I Am Arts Education
To encourage parents, students, teachers and citizens to support the arts in K-12 schools, Michigan Youth Arts has launched its “I Am Arts Education” campaign. Visit the campaign website to browse videos of students who have benefited from the arts programs in their schools, and find out how you can help to promote arts education in your area!
Join the Conversation – Visit Michigan Youth Arts Online!