MEA-MFT Conference: Oct 15 & 16 2015
The Lowdown on our MEA-MFT 2015/2016
MEA-MFT is in Billings, MT.
Conference Registration is available here.
MEA-MFT Lodging Information:
There are rooms blocked at The Northern and The Hilltop. They are around $70 for the Hilltop and $110 for The Northern. Unreserved rooms will be released on September 28 or 29 so make your reservations today to take advantage of these special rates.
We have 25 exciting sectionals for teachers to attend this fall. You should feel proud of our offerings; we’re providing great workshops for k-8 teachers, teachers in language arts and social studies; IEFA materials; high techs and hands-on alike.
According to Jami Wood, MEA-MFT coordinator: “The local planning group has requested that presenters bring own laptop for their presentation. They will be able to plug into the projectors.”
7 a.m. Thursday the 15th: Breakfast Biz meeting to set agenda for annual business meeting and discuss any new agenda items on your minds
12 noon Thursday: Annual Meeting and Lunch. Agenda includes reports from treasurer, membership, MAI, Winter Retreat, and YAM. Also, comments or reports from any other members who’d like to raise art ed issues, programs, or concerns are welcome.
4:30-6:00 pm. Reception and Crowning of our new Art Teacher of the Year at the Yellowstone Art Museum
Two travel vouchers of $150 each are once again available to MEA-MFT attendees, courtesy of the Dolly Carroll Fund. Fill out the form below, keep your receipts, and turn it all in right after the conference or send it to:
Sally B. Schendel
P.O. Box 717
Silver Star, MT 59751
First come, first served! Winners will need to write a note to Alan Carroll expressing their thanks.
Meeting Minutes from 2014
Read the minutes from the 2014 business meeting at the MEA-MFT conference.
Meeting Minutes from 2013
Please review the meeting minutes from 2013 to review prior to the business meeting this week.
Key Information for MAEA Members:
When: October 15 & 16 2015
Where: Billings, MT
Who: MEA-MFT Members
Pre-Conference Gathering: Wednesday at ...
MAEA Events and Information: (TBA)
Art Teacher of the Year Reception: 4:30-6:00 PM at Yellowstone Art Museum on 10/15.
Silent and Live Auction: TBA
MAEA Auction: (TBA)
The theme for 2015 will be: _________. The auction will be on Thursday from 4-5pm. Location is in "The Lobby."
Plan on making a piece to auction off. It s a load of fun and together we raise money for MAEA at the same time. Thank you for sharing your artwork.
MAEA Keynote Speakers (TBA)
Who: Kris Musto, Principal Admissions Counselor and Secondary Ed. Outreach Coordinator, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Topic: Preparing for a Life of Art
What can we provide for students interested in a life in art? Using examples of high school student artwork, and stories from Kris' 15 years experience in art school admissions, we'll discuss fresh ideas about the Artist's Role, Portfolio Preparation, Scholarships, Careers in the Arts and merging Concept and Technical Skill.
Where: Skyview High School, Room 243 (Library)
When: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday October 15th.
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