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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Two fine arts focused professional development opportunities with course credit options.  See below.
Then register at no cost to you. (credit options are at participant’s expense)
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First, is a Fine Arts in Iowa Core day, Friday, June 13, that is being hosted at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education.  This is a replication of the 10 professional development days that were presented around the state last summer, June 2013.   This day is designed for educators who have not had a fine arts/Iowa Core alignment introduction and experience with lessons and assessments focused in their area of discipline.  The disciplines offered are Instrumental music, vocal music, general music, visual art and drama/theatre.  The morning is an overview presented by Rosanne Malek, Iowa Department of Education and Leon Kuehner, Iowa Alliance for Arts Education.  The afternoon breakout sessions will be presented by practicing educators who are experts in the specific disciplines.
If you are interested, click on the following link to register.  The day is offered at no cost to participants.  Lunch is on your own.  Course credit option is offered at participant’s cost.
Link for June 13th:  https://www.educateiowa.gov/event/fine-arts-iowa-core-research-practice-discovery-0
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Second, The Revised National Core Arts Standards were launched on JUNE 4.

They can be seen at www.nationalartsstandards.org

We will have an up-close introduction to them through the opportunity below.

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JUNE 18, 2014
A uniquely Iowa opportunity is Fine Arts: Revisited, National Standards: Revised professional development day, Wednesday, June 18, located at the Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center in Urbandale, IA, hosted by the Iowa Department of Education.  This day is designed to introduce the Fine Arts National Revised Standards, navigate the interactive website, and provide experience combining the guidance in the Fine Arts Companion documents and revised Fine Arts National Standards in lessons, classroom expectations, and assessments.
The keynote speaker is Lynn Tuttle, Arizona Department of Education, and lead writer of the Fine Arts National Standards Revision.  The Fine Arts National Standards Revisions website will be launched in early June.  The breakout sessions will be presented by practicing Iowa teachers and Lynn will join each session to assist in understanding the revised national standards and referencing the Fine Arts/Iowa Core Companion documents.  We are fortunate to be the first state to have Lynn present the revisions following the national release.
If you are interested, click on the following link to register.  The day is offered at no cost to participants.  Lunch is provided.  Course credit option is offered at participant’s cost.
Link for June 18th:   https://www.educateiowa.gov/event/fine-arts-connections-iowarefined-nationalrevised-part-2

Fine Arts Iowa Core Professional Learning Opportunities

Good news, there are two opportunities for fine arts professional development in the month of June!
The first , June 13, is a replication of last summer’s the Fine Arts/Iowa Core Companion documents.  Location is at NIACC in Mason City.
The second, June 18, is the launching of the revised national standards and combining the Fine Arts Companion documents with the Fine Arts National Standards revision.
 
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Fine Arts in Iowa Core day, Friday, June 13, that is being hosted at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education.  This is a replication of the 10 professional development days that were presented around the state last summer, June 2013.   This day is designed for educators who have not had a fine arts/Iowa Core alignment introduction and experience with lessons and assessments focused in their area of discipline.  The disciplines offered are Instrumental music, vocal music, general music, visual art and drama/theatre.  The morning is an overview presented by Rosanne Malek, Iowa Department of Education and Leon Kuehner, Iowa Alliance for Arts Education.  The afternoon breakout sessions will be presented by practicing educators who are experts in the specific disciplines.
 
If you are interested, click on the following link to register.  The day is offered at no cost to participants.  Lunch is on your own.  Course credit option is offered at participant’s cost.
 
Link for June 13th:  https://www.educateiowa.gov/event/fine-arts-iowa-core-research-practice-discovery-0
 
 
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Fine Arts: Revisited, National Standards: Revised professional development day, Wednesday, June 18, located at the Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center in Urbandale, IA, hosted by the Iowa Department of Education.  This day is designed to introduce the Fine Arts National Revised Standards, navigate the interactive website, and provide experience combining the guidance in the Fine Arts Companion documents and revised Fine Arts National Standards in lessons, classroom expectations, and assessments.  The keynote speaker is Lynn Tuttle, Arizona Department of Education, and lead writer of the Fine Arts National Standards Revision.  The Fine Arts National Standards Revisions website will be launched in early June.  The breakout sessions will be presented by practicing Iowa teachers and Lynn will join each session to assist in understanding the revised national standards and referencing the Fine Arts/Iowa Core Companion documents.  We are fortunate to be the first state to have Lynn present the revisions following the national release.
 
If you are interested, click on the following link to register.  The day is offered at no cost to participants.  Lunch is provided.  Course credit option is offered at participant’s cost.
 
Link for June 18th:   https://www.educateiowa.gov/event/fine-arts-connections-iowarefined-nationalrevised-part-2
 
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Sincerely,
 
Rosanne
 
Rosanne Malek
Arts Education Consultant
Gifted and Talented Consultant

Summer Magazine Deadline

A reminder that the due date for the IBA magazine district news is fast approaching – Fri, June 6.  This is your opportunity to share what you have recently performed with fellow directors.

Please include ALL this information:
    1.   district (NE, SC, etc.)
    2.   school name
    3.   concert date
    4.   director(s) name(s)
    5.   groups performed
    6.   titles and composers

3 ways to submit information:
    1. Online submission form  https://www.bandmasters.org/district-news-submission-form  
    2. E-mail -  either attaching your document (PDF and Word documents work best).  Copying the information directly into your e-mail also works.
    3. Mail - send your concert information to:
                      Elaine Menke
                      1130 Rolling Hills Ct
                      Norwalk, Iowa  50211

Please send contest/festival results to Denise Graettinger by submitting online via iba website.

Change in Meetings at the Conference

A couple of additions and changes to conference meetings.

The Mentorship Committee meeting was not put on the schedule for the 2014 IBA Conference.  They have now been scheduled to meet at 4:00 on Thursday, May 15th in the City Center Lounge on the Main Floor of the downtown Marriott Hotel.

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Concert Band Affairs Committee Meeting, that was originally scheduled for Friday,  May 16th at 2:00 PM in the City Center Lounge, has been changed to 10:00 AM on the same day and location.  This is an open meeting that any member can attend who as an interest, questions, or issues for the Concert Band Affairs Committee so we wanted to make everyone aware of the time change.

Thanks,

Brad Lampe, IBA President

88th Annual IBA Conference

May 14 - 16, 2015

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309