Maine DOE encourages arts educators to attend pre-conference during the Maine International Conference on the Arts

Maine DOE and the Maine Arts Commission invite visual and performing arts educators to attend a half-day workshop led by Cheryl Hulteen, author of YES YES GOOD: The heART of Teaching, during the Maine International Conference on the Arts. Participants of the workshop, Teaching Artful Practice/Practice Artful Teaching, will create personal artful pathways for students to express and explore creative voice through the arts.

Using the Multiple Intelligences Theory to define, explore, celebrate and understand different practices of artful teaching, educators will emerge with the knowledge of how to build a learning community that reflects the role the arts play in everything we do.

Master Teaching Artist Cheryl Hulteen has spent over 20 years providing consulting services for school districts, teachers, administrators, parents and students to foster greater learning and insight through building Creative Classroom Cultures. YES YES GOOD works with stakeholders across the educational landscape to build exciting, innovative and positive environments for teaching, learning, and arts integrated curriculum development through motivational workshops, professional development and one-on-one coaching. In addition to founding YES YES GOOD, Cheryl also serves as teaching faculty for Connecticut Higher Order Thinking Schools, an initiative of the Connecticut Office of the Arts, managed in partnership with Wesleyan University’s Green Street Arts Center.

The pre-conference Teaching Artful Practice/Practice Artful Teaching will be held Thursday, Oct. 6 from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Franco American Heritage Center at 46 Cedar Street in Lewiston.

Registration is $40 and includes lunch. Full-time students are free. Four contact hours are provided for this workshop. To register, visit

For more information on the pre-conference and the Maine International Conference on the Arts click here.

For more information on programs in Visual and Performing Arts Education in Maine, contact Visual and Performing Arts Specialist Beth Lambert at