The Arts

Resources to Engage the Heart

Mi Arts Education Instruction and Assessment Program

Highlight again this month...a MUST SEE.

The Michigan Assessment Consortium (MAC) and Michigan Department of Education (MDE) teamed up to develop Performance Assessments for Arts Instruction. They are piloting the performance assessments for High School this year. If you are interested in participating in the pilot of these assessments, read further - CLICK HERE.

The MAC & MDE are continuing to write items. Field testing for additional grades will begin for the 15-16 school year.

For a video overview of the MAEIA project, see the 10 minute video below.

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MAEIA Full Promotion

Interested in Piloting MAEIA Assessments?

If this sounds like a great opportunity for your Arts classroom, inform your building administrator and Ms. Bruzewski, at Central Office.

Instructional Resources


In addition to The Teaching Channel mentioned last month, is another great resource for videos and articles on educational best practices. There is a lot of power in integrating Visual Arts into instruction.

This month, view this video on integrating Arts in our classrooms. It centers on Middle School, but can be adapted at any grade level. This is a great way to see what other Arts teachers are doing!

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If you have specific questions, feel free to contact Ms. Bruzewski and/or Dr. Lance. Contact information is on the front page.

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