by Cathy T., Grade 8,
University Park Campus School, Worcester MA
MAEA Bylaws Meeting
18th has been
Due to an unforeseen scheduling
conflict we are rescheduling the MAEA Bylaws meeting from 11/18/13 to
12/02/13. It will still take place at Woburn Memorial High School
at 88 Montvale Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.
At the Conference many of you
expressed an interest in getting more involved in the organization.
Why not start now, and join us at one of our December meetings, and learn
more about your organization?
for the Future,"
Weekend was an
Thanks to you last
weekend's conference was very well attended, and an enormous success!
Don't forget to check the Members Only
pages on our website for copies of handouts and the PowerPoints from many
of the workshops. You will find directions for how to login on the
Core Course Objectives are statements
that describe different elements of core, essential content (knowledge,
skills, or abilities) synthesized from a larger set of curriculum
standards. Like performance objectives or learning targets, Core
Course Objectives identify key learning objectives to which assessments
can be aligned, and thereby enable students to demonstrate what they know
and can do in relation to course objectives that have been taught.
Why are these
During the 2013-2014 academic year,
all districts in the Commonwealth will be selecting and
pilotingDistrict-Determined Measures (DDMs), which is the next phase of
the Massachusetts Model System for Educator Evaluation. It should
be noted that Core Course Objectiveswill drive the DDMs, and these, in
turn, will provide educators with data about their students' growth. The
goal is for districts to implement DDMs for teachers in all grades and
subjects, including the arts, during the 2014-15 school year. At the end
of the 2015-16 school year, districts will be expected to use the DDMs
they selected to determine an Impact Rating for each educator.
To view the Arts CCOs and examples of
Arts Literacy Assessments visit:
Anne is 12 years old and is in the sixth grade at Miscoe Hill School in Mendon where she is a student of Alice Gentili. Anne enjoys art and crafts. Her favorite art medium is painting with acrylics and her favorite crafts are knitting, crochet, and jewelry making. Outside of school Anne takes ballet lessons and enjoys biking. In the photo above, Anne wears a crocheted hat she made and holds a hat she knitted for herself. In the video below, Anne works on a monoprint using liquid watercolors on plexiglass. Watch the video
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