The Board of Education Advisory Councils
Arts Education Advisory Council
The Arts Education Advisory Council advises the Commissioner and Board of Education on matters pertinent to the development of arts education in the Commonwealth. This includes examining statewide trends and needs, seeking public and professional input, identifying model programs, and making recommendations on policies and programs for the dance, music, theatre, and visual arts components of the Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework. It is expected that media arts will be a fifth arts domain added to the upcoming revisions of the National Arts Standards. The AEAC is examining ways of making recommendations of including this new area into the Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework.
The Arts Education Advisory Council (AEAC) will work to address the issues innate in revising the Arts Curriculum Framework as well as research, review, and document valid recommendations in response to the Commissioner's working goals and priorities for fiscal year 2013. The charge for this year is to Continue work on revisions to the Arts Curriculum Framework, and include a focus on college and career readiness.
Some issues that will be considered are:
- Relevant supports that impact and/or facilitate learning in the arts.
- Review documents of National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) releases guiding framework development.
- Identify the characteristics of a High School Graduate who is career and college ready in the Arts.
- Ways to develop/implement effective and meaningful curriculum integration in arts education.
- Modifications to the current Arts Curriculum Framework
A special meeting is called by the Accountability Unit of ESE and will be held:
Monday December 12, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 PM at
Quinsigamond Elementary School
14 Blackstone River Road
Worcester, MA 01607
The Agenda will include:
- Introduction to ESSA
- Discussion re modifying our school accountability system (the measures we use to identify schools and the leveling system we use). Of particular interest will be:
- Proxy measures of access to the Arts (what should they be?)
- The pros and cons of using such metrics (would we be creating the right incentives or creating an unfunded mandate?)
- Suggestions for changes to our current leveling system
- Wrap up and next steps
2016 Council Members
Council members reflect a wide range of perspectives and activities in arts education. They include arts teachers and directors, practicing artists, professors of arts education, and staff members from arts organizations. All of the arts disciplines are represented.
|Mr. Daniel Albert||Music Teacher||Williams Middle School, Longmeadow|
|Mr. Gary Bernice||Director of Bands||Springfield High School of Science & Technology|
|Ms. Julie Bradley||Dance Teacher||Dance Teachers' Club of Boston|
|Dr. Charles Combs||Theatre and Drama Educator||Higher Education Consultant|
|Ms. Diane Daily||Education Programs Manager||MA Cultural Council|
|Ms. Beth Delforge||Arts Curriculum Director K-12|
|Ms. Lynn S. Feldman||Visual Artist||Calligrapher and Painter, Concord|
|Ms. Jennifer Fidler||Visual Arts Liaison||Wilmington High School|
|Ms. Priscilla Kane Hellweg||Executive Artistic Director||Enchanted Circle Theater, Holyoke|
|Ms. Julie Jaron||Director of Visual and Performing Arts||Springfield Public Schools|
|Ms. Stacey Lord||Visual Arts Teacher||Worcester East Middle School, Worcester|
|Dr. Arlene Black Mollo||Professor of Art Education||College of Visual & Performing Arts, UMass Dartmouth|
|Dr. Sandra Nicolucci||Associate Professor of Music Education||Boston University|
|Ms. Myran Parker-Brass||Executive Director for the Arts||Boston Public Schools|
|Dr. Luci Prawdzik||Supervisor of Art K-12||Somerville|
|Mr. Jonathan Rappaport||Arts Administrator and Professor||Anna Maria College, Paxton|
|Ms. Jessica B. Wilke||Music Teacher||F. G. Houghton Elementary School, Sterling|
Advisory Council Co-Chairs:
|Mr. Jonathan Rappaport
Faculty, Anna Maria College, Paxton
12 Highland Street
Natick, MA 01760
|Dr. Charles Combs|
Theatre & Drama Educator
Higher Education Consultant
12 Covey Road
Walpole, MA 02081
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education AEAC Liaison
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education AEAC Liaison
Dr. Lurline Munoz-Bennett
Arts Education & Equity Coordinator
Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
Office of Literacy and Humanities
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
Fax; 781-338-3395 (6)
Resources - Councils' Annual Reports to the Board
2011-2012 Advisory Councils' Annual Reports to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
2010-2011 Advisory Councils' Annual Reports to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
2009-2010 Advisory Councils' Annual Reports to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
2008-2009 Advisory Councils' Annual Reports to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Related Resource Agencies and Organizations:
General Arts and Arts Education
Arts|Learning, a Massachusetts organization that advocates for and promotes arts education and systemic education reform through the arts.
Massachusetts Cultural Council(MCC): a state agency that offers grants and services for schools, non-profit cultural organizations, communities, and working artists, for programs that use the arts, sciences, and humanities to build stronger, more livable communities.
MASSCreative empowers creative organizations and the public with a powerful voice that brings the attention and resources necessary to build vibrant, creative communities.
The National Art Education Association (NAEA): arts professionals and members of the public working to promote quality art education. The Massachusetts Arts Education Association is the local chapter. See their web site for more details.
American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE): promotes standards of excellence in theatre and drama/theatre education.
The National Music Education Association (MENC): working to advance music education. The Massachusetts Music Education Association is the local chapter.
National Dance Association: seeks to increase knowledge, improve skills, and encourage sound professional practices in dance education.
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA): the federal agency working to support the arts nationwide.
Arts Education Partnership: Promoting the essential role of arts education in enabling all students to succeed in school, life and work
Americans for the Arts: a nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America.
Massachusetts Music Educators Association promotes the advancement of music education through the schools of the Commonwealth and other educational institutions or organizations, provides professional development to its members, and provides festivals and clinics for students.
The Boston Area Kodaly Educators serves New England music teachers in professional development workshops centered around "Kodaly-Inspired Music Education ."
The New England Orff Chapter is an affiliate of the American Orff Schulwerk Association, which is dedicated to the creative music teaching approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunlid Keetman.
The New England Dalcroze Society is dedicated to advancing the music and movement teaching approach of Dalcroze in New England Schools.
The Society for General Music in Massachusetts was developed by Massachusetts general music teachers working to expand the opportunities for all general music teachers and students in Massachusetts, and is an affiliate of MMEA.
GIML-NE, an affiliate of Gordon Institute for Music Learning, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and support of Music Learning Theory throughout New England.
AIME (Administrators in Music Education) is an affiliation of MMEA. The mission of AIME is to provide music administrators with professional development by delving into the "hot topics" in music education.
The New England Scholastic Band Association was established to engender and maintain enthusiastic interest in the various phases of music, colorguard, percussion ensembles and music education in our secondary schools.
The Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) is dedicated to the study of music through performance. Creating opportunities for evaluation and expert opinion and feedback to all our participants in a non-competitive music festival setting is our main focus.
The New England Theatre Conference, Inc. is a non-profit Corporation, composed of individuals and organizations in the six-state region of New England in order to develop, expand and assist theatre activity in New England on the educational, community and professional levels.
The Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, Inc. exists for the charitable and educational purpose of promoting and strengthening excellence, access, and education in the theatrical arts for middle and secondary school students and teachers.
Massachusetts Art Educators Association which serves the visual art educators of Massachusetts through a continuing effort to improve the quality and status of art education in our schools and communities
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923 and a noteworthy roster of past winners. The Awards are an important opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative talents. Teens in grades 7 through 12 can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. The Massachusetts awards are sponsored by the Boston Globe.
The Monart Method has been taught to tens of thousands of public and private school children and is additionally offered in privately owned Monart schools, charter schools and home-school associations. This methodology teaches visual perception and realistic drawing skills.
Discipline-Based Art Education is art education that draws its content from the four foundational art disciplines of art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics, rather than emphasizing art production (studio experiences) alone.
The Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) teaching method and school curriculum centers on open-ended yet highly-structured discussions of visual art, significantly increasing students' critical thinking, language and literacy skills along the way.
In the Arts PROPEL approach to instruction and assessment, students write poems, and tackle other "real-life" projects as the starting point for exploring the works of practicing artists. Prepared by Project Zero and the Educational Testing Service with the help of teachers and administrators from the Pittsburgh Public Schools.