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Hi everyone,
Here are some deadlines, some workshops, and other bits and pieces. I am in
the midst of a deadline to complete the next Mosaic but here are few things
that can't wait. You'll be getting the next Mosaic in April/May.
1. First - I apologize to those of you who had to write and ask for a link
to that great article on Assessment. I didn't realize that it didn't work;
here it is and this works.
2. A Teacher workshop at the Krannert in Champaign. Looks great!
3. The latest on test scores in Illinois
4. Info on the NAEA Convention in Mpls. and the Western Region Luncheon and
Ceremony where out Kathi Hillyer, our New IAEA President will be recognized
as will other award winners. Walking directions are given.
5. Advocacy sessions at National are listed; the one called "Art Power" is
about an Oklahoma initiative which enlisted businesses to advocate for the
arts - I have received some of their material and it is excellent.
6. May 1 is the deadline for applying for Professional development grants.
Be sure to apply.....
7. April 15 is the deadline for awards. Nominate that outstanding parent,
teacher or administrator ASAP. Maybe it is you? Someone in your school?
8. Media and Methods this weekend.
9. Two grants -
Marge

1. Here is the corrected link for the article on the value of Assessment.
Sorry it didn't work earlier.
http://www.ascd.org/cms/objectlib/ascdframeset/index.cfm?publication=http://
www.ascd.org/publications/ed_lead/index.html

2. Teacher Workshop at Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
Saturday, March 8, 2003 9 am - noon
"Who is Primitive? Multicultural Inspiration in Adolph Gottlieb's
Pictographs"
Krannert Art Museum curator Michael Conner will present this workshop for
educators exploring the "tribal" arts in the Gottlieb show and the Krannert
collection. The workshop will include a presentation, tour, and hands-on
activities/open discussion. For further details or to register for this FREE
workshop, call (217) 333-1861.
3 CPUDs are available to participating Illinois teachers, in cooperation
with the Univ. of IL Office of Continuing Education. Contact: Virginia
Erickson at verickso@uiuc.edu

3. Illinois creates own plan to increase test scores
The State Board of Education yesterday approved the "Illini Plan," which
mandates that all students must pass the state's tests in math and reading
by 2014. The timetable is more lenient than stipulated by the No Child Left
Behind Act, and it remains to be seen whether the federal government will
approve Illinois' plan. 
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-0302200126feb20,1,4326006.story?coll=
chi%2Dnews%2Dhed (free registration) (2/20)
The Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers
were the two largest donors to state political campaigns last year.  Crain's
Chicago Business (free registration) (2/19)

4. Western Region Luncheon & Ceremony
Walker Art Center Auditorium* Vineland Place Mpls., MN.
http://www.walkerart.org/
Sunday, April 6. 2003
4:00 p.m. - Awards Presentation
Reception following the presentation (*Please note change in location)
The Walker Art Center is located on Vineland Place where Lyndale and
Hennepin avenues merge. If heading west on I-94, take Exit 231B and go north
on Lyndale/Hennepin. MTC bus lines 4, 6, 12, and 28 serve the Walker. The
Walker is a two-minute cab ride or a 10-minute walk from most major downtown
hotels.
Walking Directions (approximately 1 mile)
1. From Convention Center Walk South on 2ND AVE to Grant St
2. Continue SW on Grant St. to Loring Park
3. Go through Loring Park to Irene Hixon Bridge
4. Walk over bridge to Walker Sculpture Garden
5. Walker Art Center on left across from Garden on Vineland Place
"Spoonbridge and Cherry" by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden

5. ADVOCACY EXPERTS TO MEET IN MINNESOTA: SHARE ACTIVITIES/TECHNIQUES WITH
OTHERS
Each year numerous art educators offer their expertise on legislative,
advocacy and policy activities for the membership at the NAEA national
convention. Many offer practical steps, procedures, and activities that you
can use in your school or district the next day. Below are several example
sessions you can attend at the upcoming Minneapolis convention.

"Enough Advocacy Sessions to Earn a Degree!"
"These are just a few of the 950 sessions and events at each NAEA
convention," says NAEA Director Thomas A. Hatfield. "If members attended all
the advocacy, policy, legislative and promotional sessions for two years,
they¹d have enough for a degree in art education advocacy. But you have to
be at the convention and attend the sessions."

NAVIGATING THE ARTS POLICY PARADOX
This presentation examines the success of a national postsecondary/K-12 arts
partnership program providing instruction for pupils and support for
teachers set against the backdrop of often-contradictory policy mandates and
inconsistent funding opportunities.PRESENTED BY: Morgan P. Appel

WHAT MAKES ART EXPERIENCE SO HARD TO DESCRIBE IN WORDS?/ALL
How do people describe feelings and ideas engendered by art experience?
Some surprising implications from that recurrent problem of trying to
explain, in words, how art "moves us" (or doesn¹t).PRESENTED BY: Laura H.
Chapman

HOW CAN ART EDUCATION CONTRIBUTE TO RESILIENCY?/ALL
Review of two visual art community programs that lead students to envision a
drug and alcohol free future.PRESENTED BY: Phil Phillips with Cynthia
Bickley-Green

NATIONAL AND STATE STANDARDS, ADMINISTRATORS¹ MANDATES: WHAT¹S AN ART
TEACHER TO DO?
Beginning with a performance that takes a humorous nip at the charges passed
down to art teachers from above and from afar and followed by a dialogue
with the audience, this presentation deals with some of the current dilemmas
of life in the real world of schools.PRESENTED BY: Karen M. Kakas

CONNECTING TO CREATE PUBLIC ART
NEA supports teamwork to advocate art education, service learning, and the
power of partnering to create civic design. Review the process of creating
permanent artworks with grant participants.PRESENTED BY: Judith L. Berry
with Amy Jackson, Shannon Schumacher

MAKING CONNECTIONS WITH STORIES OF ART/EL/MID
Presenters share how stories of art can build connections within and beyond
the art curriculum, inspire sound studio practice, and support advocacy
efforts. PRESENTED BY: Mary Erickson with Stevie Mack

INTASC STANDARDS FOR ART EDUCATION
Newly released INTASC Arts Education Standards will be addressed by members
of the drafting committee with question/answer session for the
audience.PRESENTED BY: Carole Henry with Pam Paulson, Michael Day, D. Jack
Davis

ART EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Report on a Think Tank on Texas Art Education in the 21st century that
focused on defining and advancing an agenda for art education and its
integration across school curricula.Presented by: D. Jack Davis

HOLD AN AWARD WINNING YOUTH ART MONTH PROGRAM IN YOUR STATE
Learn effective tips for holding an award winning Youth Art Month program in
your state from the 2001 Youth Art Month Grand Award Winner, as an advocacy
tool to increase funding for art education in your state.PRESENTED BY: Kim
Defibaugh

HOW TO GENERATE ENTHUSIASM FOR YOUR YOUTH ART MONTH CELEBRATION/
Learn from the experts, the 2002 Youth Art Month Award of Excellence
winners, how to generate enthusiasm for your Youth Art Month celebration
through the use of themes, honorary celebrity chairpersons, and special
events to raise awareness of and funding for art education in your state.
PRESENTED BY: Paige Barlow with Kirby Meng, Mimi Kind, Robert Robinson

LEADERSHIP, ACTION, AND RESPONSIBILITY: A SHARED AGENDA FOR THE VISUAL ARTS
Learn how the UCAE Leadership Symposium assembled 150 state, public school,
and university leaders, to improve communication between colleagues in
leadership positions throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
PRESENTED BY: Donna Tuman with Andrew Buck, Sylvia Corwin, Natalie Schifano

ARTS POWER
Learn about the successful advocacy campaign Arts Power, sponsored by the
Business Circle for Arts Education in Oklahoma. View the PSA/information
video and review a guide on how to start a program in your state. Presented
by: Susan J. Gabbard with Sonya Grant
   
RACE FOR THE ARTS‹ARTS ADVOCACY
Learn how a group of arts advocates in Palm Beach County, Florida, organized
a race/walk that benefits area school arts programs. Arts advocacy
involving business partners will be discussed.PRESENTED BY: Susannah Brown

6. Professional Development Grants. From $100 to $500 for attending
workshops/seminars. Cannot be used to obtain university credit or to attend
IAEA/NAEA conferences. Covers the period of October 1 through September 30.
Submit your request on a form ( contact lkastello369@yahoo.com for a form
OR I can send you one). All requirements are listed on the form. Don't
wait!

7. IAEA Awards: Recognize talent, hard work and dedication! Nominate
someone (or self-nominate) who exemplifies dedicated and successful
teaching in the visual arts. Nominations due April 15, 2003. Support
material will be mailed by the candidate by June 1. Contact
lkastello369@yahoo.com for a form. You must be a member to nominate and/or
to be nominated.Categories:
IL Elementary Art Educator of the Year;
IL Middle School/Junior High Art Educator of the Year
IL Secondary Art Educator of the Year
IL Higher Education Art Educator of the Year
IL Art Administrator/Supervisor of the Year
IL Museum Art Educator of the Year
Distinguished Service in IAEA
Distinguished Service in the Profession of Art Education
Distinguished Service to Art Education (Outside the profession)
Best School Art Program in Illinois

8. This Saturday (March 1) is the 19th Annual Media and Methods in Art
Conference at Eastern IL Univ. Starts at 8 with registration, first session
at 9; over at 5 PM. Lesson plan exchange - bring 125 copies and you'll get a
ticket to exchange for a packet at the end of the day. This is busy and
fun, good workshops. Registration will be outside the University Ball Room
(second Floor) of the Student Union, 7th street, on the EIU Campus. Cost
$60 for IAEA members, $65 for others. Fulltime Students $40

9. Two Grants - one is a tight deadline, but keep it in mind for a future
year. I just got them.
"Arts@Work Grant Program
The NEA Foundation Arts@Work grant program encourages public secondary
school
arts specialists to collaborate with technology savvy educators and the
business community to develop examples of technology-integrated arts
curricula that meet high standards for student achievement. The grant
amount
is $5,000 and up to 12 grants will be awarded. Grant funds may be used for
hardware, software, consultants, release time, or other costs directly
related to the development of standards-based curriculum that integrates the
arts and technology. Application deadline: March 3, 2003.
http://www.nfie.org/programs/artsatwork.htm
 
"BellSouth Foundation Opportunity Grants"
The BellSouth Foundation is currently accepting online concept papers for
its
2003 Opportunity Grants program. Opportunity grants are available for
unsolicited proposals that may not fit within the parameters of a specific
BellSouth Foundation initiative, but that appear likely to add value to the
Foundation's work within that priority area. Opportunity grants are
available in four priority areas: leadership, teacher quality, college-going
minorities, and technology. Grants are awarded once a year and requests
should not exceed $75,000. Application deadline: March 21, 2003.
http://www.bellsouthfoundation.org/grants/og/index.html

Marge Dickinson
19047 US Hwy 34
PO Box 83
Galva IL 61434
309 932 2880 FAX 309 932 8207 mdart@inw.net

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