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									The Oregon Arts Teacher Update #37
May 5, 2011 – Happy Cinco de Mayo!

News, Information, and Announcements
1. Superintendent’s Youth Advisory Team Seeking New Members
2. Nominations for Oregon Teacher of the Year Extended
3. Find Out Why Students Love Poetry Out Loud

Opportunities
4. Pacific Northwest College of Art Offers Advanced Painting Studio
5. Corvallis Arts Center Seeking Artwork from Around Oregon
6. Sustainable Solutions Conference
7. Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant Program
8. MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education Program

For Students
9. The Pacific Northwest College of Art Pre-College Studios
10. Oregon New Lawyer’s Division 2011 Essay Contest
11. University of Oregon in Portland Design Camp for Students
12. EdSteps Launches Contest to Collect Student Work

Articles and Videos
13. Teaching with Verbs Instead of Nouns
14. For Innovative Thinking, Hire from the Humanities
15. Can Arts Education Be a Savior to the Economy?
16. Schools Merge Digital Tools with Arts Education
17. Pennsylvania Student Created Arts Education Advocacy Video
18. Articles from New Hampshire in Defense of the Arts

Resources
19. Free Technology for Teachers
20. Portrayals in Clay and Words: Teaching Artist Video Interactions
21. Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education Offers Toolbox on Arts Learning Assessment
22. A Dramatic Difference
23. Reaching Out to School Board Members

Just for Fun
24. Simple Online Pentatonic Sequencer

ODE Resources (in every issue)

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News, Information, and Announcements
1. Superintendent’s Youth Advisory Team Seeking New Members
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Castillo’s Youth Advisory Team (YAT) is made up
of a diverse group of Oregon students who combine their experiences in the public school system
with information relating to significant educational issues and inform the Superintendent of student
views and concerns. We are in the process of recruiting 15-20 new members for the 2011-12 year.
We are looking for a diverse group of high school students from all areas of the state who are ready
to take on the challenge of advising the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Members must attend
four meetings in Salem and should have an interest in using their personal experiences to advise the
Superintendent and other state leaders, students, educators, and community members. Education
professionals are encouraged to advise a student to apply to the Youth Advisory Team.
Applications will be accepted until May 23, 2011.

Applications can be accessed on our website at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/superintendent/yat/;
for more information, please contact Diane Roth at the Oregon Department of Education,
Diane.Roth@state.or.us or (503) 947-5791.

2. Nominations for Oregon Teacher of the Year Extended
The Oregon Department of Education is still accepting nominations for the 2011-12 Oregon
Teacher of the Year. Anyone may nominate a candidate for the Oregon Teacher of the Year.
However, a candidate cannot nominate him/herself. To nominate a teacher, go to the ODE
website and fill out the Talent Pool Recommendation Form at www.ode.state.or.us/go/TOY. At
the end of the recommendation, click the box to nominate the individual for the Oregon Teacher of
the Year. The deadline for nominations has been extended to May 13, 2011. To learn more
about the current and previous Oregon Teacher of the Year, and to find a link to the Talent Pool
Recommendation From, go to http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=227. Contact Diane
Roth at diane.roth@state.or.us or (503) 947-5791 for any questions.

3. Find Out Why Students Love Poetry Out Loud
The Oregon Arts Commission invites you to find out what students are saying about Poetry Out
Loud, the national poetry recitation contest. For the last six years, students around the state have
been memorizing and performing works of great poets and now you can hear from them in their
own words. Based on interviews and footage from the 2011 state competition, this new video
presents compelling testimony about why the art of public speaking is so important. Poetry Out
Loud is a program that is free to schools – curriculum guides and classroom resources are provided,
as well as travel assistance for students attending the state event. Find out more about Poetry Out
Loud and watch the video at:
http://www.oregonartscommission.org/support_for_the_arts/programs/arts_learning/poetry_out
_loud/

Thank you to Deb Vaughn Oregon Arts Commission Arts Education and Poetry Out Loud
Coordinator, for submitting this article!

Opportunities
4. Pacific Northwest College of Art Offers Advanced Painting Studio
The Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) offers a graduate painting studio with Hayley Barker,
July 11-15, 2011. Application materials are due May 27. PNCA offers a 10% discount on non-
credit tuition to public school teachers. For more information and application information, go to
http://secure.pnca.edu/ce/reg/detail.php?c_id=VS575-1&sem_year=Summer2011&program=1, or
contact ce@pnca.edu or 503.821.8912.

5. Corvallis Arts Center Seeking Artwork from Around Oregon
The Arts Center in Corvallis invites artists living and working in Oregon to submit artwork to be
considered for inclusion in the 9th Around Oregon Annual, a statewide exhibition intended to show
the quality and diversity of fine art produced in Oregon. With this exhibit we strive to show artists
and viewers the quality and diversity of fine art produced in Oregon. Through a careful jury process
and awards for excellence, the exhibit recognizes and encourages creative expression and innovation
among artists in the region. Cash awards will be allocated by Jeffrey Butters, from Butters Gallery in
Portland, who serves as the juror. The entry deadline is May 13, 2011. For more information and
method of entry see http://theartscenter.net/exhibitions/call-to-artists/.

6. Sustainable Solutions Conference
Join us for the first annual Sustainable Schools – Sustainable Solutions Conference, Engaging
Students to Meet the Essential Skills, taking place at Gladstone High School on June 21, 2011.
Whether you are a district or school administrator, teacher, school staff or board member this
conference holds something for you. Featured speaker Jaimie Cloud from the Cloud Institute for
Sustainability Education and Oregon teachers, administrators, and board members will deepen your
understanding of Education for Sustainability, systems thinking, and how to integrate them into
your districts, schools, and classrooms to support Oregon’s Essential Skills. Register by May 20 to
receive the $99 Early Bird rate.

Details and registration are available from the conference website:
http://www.sustainableschools.org/about/conference.htm or contact: Lori Stole,
lstole@zerowaste.org, or 503-307-4067.

7. Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant Program
Strengthen arts education in your school with a 2011 grant to Champion Creatively Alive Children, a
national program funded by Crayola and supported by the National Association of Elementary
School Principal’s (NAESP) National Principals Resource Center. Crayola will award up to 20
grants to help educators explore the “what if” opportunities in arts education that lead to innovative
best practices that can inspire other educators nationwide. The grants, which include a $2,500
monetary award and $500 worth of Crayola products, are specifically aimed at helping NAESP
members implement and document innovative arts education projects to share best practices and
innovative approaches to nurturing creatively alive children. The deadline for submitting an RFP
is midnight, Friday, July 8, 2011.

Learn more about the program at http://www.naesp.org/champion-creatively-alive-children.

8. MetLife Foundation Partners in Arts Education Program
MetLife Foundation and the National Guild for Community Arts Education are pleased to sponsor
this national initiative, now in its seventh year, to improve teaching and learning in the arts by
supporting and promoting sustainable partnerships between community arts education organizations
and public schools. Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to support arts education partnerships
during the 2011-2012 school year. The application deadline is May 20, 2011.

Learn more about the program at http://nationalguild.org/programs/partners.htm#Grantmaking.

For Students
9. The Pacific Northwest College of Art Pre-College Studios
 (PNCA) invites high school students from across the United States to participate in an exhilarating
time of study and studio work July 11-29, 2011. Significant merit-based scholarships are available
toward program attendance. Scholarship materials are due May 9. For more program and
scholarship information, with a registration link, go to
http://www.pnca.edu/programs/ce/precollege/; for further questions, contact
precollege@pnca.edu or 503.821.8967.

10. Oregon New Lawyer’s Division 2011 Essay Contest
The Oregon New Lawyers’ Division (ONLD) has announced its 2011 Essay Contest. The contest
is open to all Oregon high school students and three winners will be chosen to receive $500, $350,
and $250, respectively for first, second, and third place entries. This year’s question addresses the
issue of Free Speech as it applies to offensively violent video games. Participants are asked to write
an editorial explaining why or why not the State of Oregon should enact a law restricting the sale of
offensively violent video games to minors. Essay submissions should be between 500-750 words.
All entries should be submitted to the Oregon State Bar office by 5 pm on May 11, 2011.

For more information visit: http://www.osbar.org/onld/essay/essaycontest2011.html; if you have
any questions about the essay contest, Constitution Day, or any other opportunities, please contact:
ONLD@osbar.org.

11. University of Oregon in Portland Design Camp for Students
For teachers working with high school students: The University of Oregon’s School of Architecture
and Allied Arts in Portland 2011 Design Camp is an opportunity for students interested in art and
design to experience and develop their creative process while exploring the interrelationships
between digital arts, architecture and product design. If you know a high school student who is
enthusiastic about design on an advanced level, and enjoys working both in collaborative situations
and independently, please tell them about Design Camp 2011 or have them visit our website
(http://aaa.uoregon.edu/node/1370). Design Camp is a unique blend of hands-on projects,
conversations with peers and Northwest design professionals, enhanced with on-site field trips for
an exceptional five-day day-camp summer experience. The camp is July 11-15 at the University of
Oregon in Portland, White Stag Block, 70 N.W. Couch Street, Portland. Scholarships are
available with an application deadline of May 16, 2011.

Get a glimpse of the 2010 Design Camp blog, http://uodesigncamp.wordpress.com/. Contact us
for more information about Design Camp in Portland: 503-412-3718, or
http://aaa.uoregon.edu/programs/portland/summerinthecity.

Thank you to Sabina Samiee, Communications Coordinator, School of Architecture and Allied Arts,
University of Oregon Portland, for this article!

12. EdSteps Launches Contest to Collect Student Work
EdSteps is holding a contest to collect samples of student work in the areas of Creativity, Problem
Solving for Learning, and Global Competence. These work samples will be used to give a tool for
teachers to teach and students to learn in these areas. Work samples are welcome in any form, genre
or medium for any audience or purpose. Any type of student work done inside or outside the
classroom is eligible: visual art, videos, blog posts, etc. Students of all levels, from early childhood
to graduate school, teachers of all subject areas and individuals in the workplace may participate.
The contest prize is one of two $1,000 Visa gift cards. Each piece of student work submitted equals
one entry for the contest; there are no limits on the number of entries that one may have.
Submissions can be uploaded at www.edsteps.org until May 14th, 2011, 11:59pm EST.

To learn more about the type of work EdSteps is seeking, go to
http://www.edsteps.org/CCSSO/ManageContent.aspx?system_name=nlcQ+BvC3URRQCOZyD
U+vPlcaAPPMAoB&selected_system_name=hvF+OZ5Dqz1S4xOHfcZFjg; to upload work, go to
http://www.epsilen.com/CCSSO/UploadWork1.aspx.

Articles and Videos
13. Teaching with Verbs Instead of Nouns
This concept, which has been around for some time, argues that curriculum should be designed
around what students can do, not what tools they can do it with. A good introduction is Teaching
the iGeneration: It’s About Verbs, Not Tools, by Bill Ferriter; the article can be found at
http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2011/04/20/tln_ferriter_igeneration.html?tkn=OTQFfXthL
XsDduf6a9OkF9tfxP3ZKCGNS1Ji&cmp=ENL-TU-NEWS2. An early (if not the first) expounder
of the idea is Marc Prensky, in Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning; you can look
inside the book at http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Digital-Natives-Partnering-
Learning/dp/1412975417/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1303399866&sr=1-
1#reader_1412975417. There is also a blog at http://weblogg-ed.com/2009/the-larger-lessons/
that includes comments by Prensky and other authors in this field.

14. For Innovative Thinking, Hire from the Humanities
This article, in the Harvard Business Review, states that “There are plenty of MBAs and even Ph.D.s
in economics, chemistry, or computer science, in the corporate ranks. Intellectual wattage is not
lacking. It’s the right intellectual wattage that’s hard to find.” They make that case that “People
trained in the humanities who study Shakespeare’s poetry, or Cezanne’s paintings, say, have learned
to play with big concepts, and to apply new ways of thinking to difficult problems that can’t be
analyzed in conventional ways.” The “liberal arts crowd” can help corporations with issues of
complexity and ambiguity, innovation, communication and presentation, and customer and
employee satisfaction. Read the article at
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/03/want_innovative_thinking_hire.html.

15. Can Arts Education Be a Savior to the Economy?
This special column for WOWK TV, in West Virginia, supports the STEAM movement, and
includes some interesting examples. Read the column at
http://wowktv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=95709.

16. Schools Merge Digital Tools with Arts Education
An article in the Harvard Education Letter, Bringing Art into School, Byte by Byte, describes how
some schools are using technology to increase students’ access to the arts. A statewide distance
learning program in Alabama is helping students in rural districts fulfill a state requirement that they
complete an arts survey course that incorporates dance, music, theater and visual arts. In Arizona,
students use computer software to compose original operas and teachers work with visual artists to
bring technology-based – as well as traditional – art projects into the classroom. Teachers at the
Boston Arts Academy encourage their students to think carefully about how and why they use digital
tools. Read the article at http://www.hepg.org/hel/article/498.

17. Pennsylvania Student Created Arts Education Advocacy Video
Students created this video to oppose cuts to their school's arts education budget. They were not
allowed to show the video at the school board meeting, but it is being used by others across the
nation. View the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tObY7i6qkLo.

18. Articles from New Hampshire in Defense of the Arts
The Wire, a New Hampshire website, features a series of short essays written by local people who
connect arts and the community on the Seacoast. These are their arguments for the future of the
arts and include Art and Democracy, Art and Public Space, Art and Identity, Art and Heritage, Art
and Fiscal Responsibility, Art and Literature, Art and the Future, Art and Life, Art and Architecture,
Art and Education, and Art and Inspiration. Read the essays at http://www.wirenh.com/features-
mainmenu-18/cover-stories-mainmenu-53/4886-in-defense-of-the-arts.html.

Resources
19. Free Technology for Teachers
This website, written by Richard Byrne, features free resources and lesson plans for teaching with
technology. Some of the resources include tutorials designed specifically for teachers. Find these
resources at http://www.freetech4teachers.com/.

20. Portrayals in Clay and Words: Teaching Artist Video Interactions
As an artist/writer team, William and Sara Swetcharnik bring extraordinary abilities and experience
to the classroom, both physical and virtual. In this sample offering by Sara, she uses Skype video
conferencing to interact with the classroom teacher and students. A Fulbright fellow and animal
artist (http://swetcharnik.com/sara/gallery/index.shtml), she is also a fine writer of animal
narratives, which she uses as a springboard to involve students in creative writing projects. These
art activities combine animal sculpture, when the resources are available, and creative writing, using
Sara’s short animal narratives (http://swetcharnik.com/sara//narratives/index.shtml) as a model.
These workshops are an outgrowth of projects the artist undertook at zoological parks in the USA
and Central America. Since returning to the USA, Sara has begun to combine art and writing with
4-6th grade students, initially under the auspices of the PRISM program of Montclair State
University.

To learn how to provide these workshops to your class, contact William & Sara Swetcharnik at 301-
829-0137 or sara@swetcharnik.com.

21. Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education Offers Toolbox on Arts Learning Assessment
With the support of Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust and the Lloyd A. Fry
Foundation, the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) has launched an online toolbox as
a new resource for improving assessment of student learning in the arts. After spending a year
surveying and interviewing Chicago area arts organizations on their assessment strengths and
weaknesses, CAPE identified a six step “road map” for improving practice:

Step 1: Mission: How is assessment connected to your mission?
Step 2: Questions: What organizational questions do your assessments answer?
Step 3: Program Structure: How do you staff assessment?
Step 4: Instruments: What instruments will give you the data you need?
Step 5: Results: How do you analyze assessment data?
Step 6: Future: How does your analysis guide organizational planning?

Each step of the online toolbox features planning tools, guiding essays, and examples from actual
practice. Find the toolbox at http://www.artsassessment.org/.

22. A Dramatic Difference
A Dramatic Difference is a campaign to celebrate, support and spread the word about theatre
education and the dramatic difference it makes to students everywhere. The advocacy site is
sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association. Visit a Dramatic Difference at
http://www.adramaticdifference.org/.

23. Reaching Out to School Board Members
ArtsEdge, a program of the Education Department of the Kennedy Center, presents some helpful
tips for engaging school board members about the importance of arts education. They include
quick, in-depth, and long-range strategies. Find the strategies at http://artsedge.kennedy-
center.org/educators/how-to/advocacy-essentials/reaching-out-to-school-boards.aspx.

Just for Fun
24. Simple Online Pentatonic Sequencer
This simple sequencer is presented as a 16x16 grid. Each row represents a pitch from the
pentatonic scale, and each row a position in a 16-beat pattern (or a sixteenth note in a pattern of
four quarter notes). The pattern repeats at a set tempo. Click on as many squares as desired. Find
the sequencer at http://seawitchery.tumblr.com/post/4070384205/i-started-out-clicking-
strategically-and-by-the.

ODE Resources (in every issue)
Past editions of Arts Teacher Update: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1873
Arts Announcements: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=7
Arts Content Standards:
Standards: http://www.ode.state.or.us/teachlearn/real/documents/ar.pdf
FAQ: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1715
Arts Subject Area Endorsement Sample Scoring Guide:
http://www.ode.state.or.us/teachlearn/subjects/arts/standards/sample-scoring-guide.pdf
State Adopted Instructional Materials for the Arts:
To see the list of adopted materials, go to
http://www.ode.state.or.us/teachlearn/instructionalmaterials/theartscontractyrs-20062012.pdf
For more information about textbook adoption, go to
http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=92
ODE Arts web pages:
The Arts “landing” page: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=7
Standards: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1708
Curriculum & Instruction: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1712
Assessment: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1709
Professional Development: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1714
Content Panel: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1710
Professional Organizations: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1713
Publications: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1711
Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=1715
Research & Support: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?=1732
Resources for Educational Achievement and Leadership (REAL):
http://www.ode.state.or.us/teachlearn/real/
Oregon Diploma project: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=368
Superintendent’s Weekly Update: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=364
Superintendent’s Monthly Pipeline: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=684
Contact the State Arts Specialist: Michael Fridley, michael.fridley@state.or.us, 503.947.5660
****Disclaimer--The materials contained in the Oregon Arts Teacher Update produced by Oregon Department of
Education are drawn from both internal and external sources and inclusion of external materials does not necessarily
indicate Oregon Department of Education endorsement.****

								
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