Maine DOE invites arts teachers to participate in regional professional development series

All visual and performing arts teachers are invited to participate in a three-part, regional professional development series on assessment in the classroom.

During this series, Maine DOE Visual and Performing Arts Specialist Beth Lambert and Integration and Assessment expert Lisa Donovan, will lead teachers through a deep dive into exploring, creating, and implementing formative assessment strategies, documentation, and the feedback loop. Participants will develop an understanding of how assessment supports student engagement and understanding in the visual and performing arts and the connections to Maine’s Learning Results for VPA. Participants will be asked to use sample tasks in their classrooms, bring back student work to examine, identify what the teacher and student are doing, and discuss how the learned assessment strategies impacted student engagement and understanding.

  • Northern region cohort will meet at UMaine in Orono on Oct. 21, Jan. 12, and March 10
  • Southern region cohort will meet at the Maine College of Art in Portland on Oct. 22, Jan. 13, and March 9

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For more information on visual and performing arts professional development opportunities or education contact the Department’s Visual and Performing Arts Specialist Beth Lambert at or 624-6642.