NEWS

January 27,2023


PROPOSED MEDIA ARTS EDU LEGISLATION CALIF

- BACKGROUND INFO SUBMITTED TO STATE LEGISLATORS' ARTS COMMITTEE

Due to the urgency of Proposition 28 in CA, which substantially funds “media arts” along with all K12 arts subjects, we have hastily submitted background information for proposed media arts legislation to the State Legislator's Joint Committee on the Arts for their feedback. This is the initial step in developing legislation to establish media arts as an official K12 subject area. Your comments, even if you are not in CA, are necessary to make this legislation as effective as possible. We will be having another meeting in the very near future in order to discuss the revisions for resubmission of this important document. Stay tuned!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ma8TwzVJ5-OF5vx64KvnRp4lobFUd5m9/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=108460860199417096579&rtpof=true&sd=true

January 11, 2022


INVITATION TO ATTEND THE OPEN MEDIA ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING!

In order to establish "Media Arts" (e.g. digital arts, multimedia, video, game design) as an official K12 subject area across the US, the Media Arts Committee (MAC) of the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards, is launching a National Media Arts Ed Initiative. If you would like to be involved in this effort, we are having a special Open Meeting, Thursday, February 9, 6:30pm ET. Please RSVP at this link to attend. You will receive a reminder and link to the Zoom meeting. Also, please read the Initiative and FAQ tabs on the website prior to attending. Email mediaartsedu01@gmail.com for more info.


Please distribute this information widely!


Media Arts Committee,

National Coalition for Core Arts Standards

December 21, 2022


OPEN MAC MEETING!

The Media Arts Committee (MAC), who is responsible for this site and the National Media Arts Ed Initiative, are having a special meeting in early February for those who want to be actively involved in these efforts. Also, we are opening the Committee to new members and representatives of local groups and areas from around the country to organize and coordinate these efforts. See the Connect/Join MAC page for more details. If you would like to attend, sign up at this Doodle Poll (deadline Friday, January 6) to select the date. Email mediaartsedu01@gmail.com to be in updates for the meeting.


SIGN THE PETITION!

We have started a petition at Change.org. This is in addition to our current Sign-on form on this website. This duplicates this process, but Change has extended the effort for a bit more outreach. It relatively quickly has gathered 100 signatures, so has been more effective than this website and our periodic social media and emails. However, Change limits our access to those supporters who opt in to announcements only.


SYMPOSIUM SUCCESS!

The Symposium at Grand Arts High School, LAUSD, CA, on December 3, was a great success! We deeply appreciate all the presenters, organizers and school personnel who contributed to making it happen. Students, parents and educators who attended were able to experience a wide range of media arts training and presentations so they have a better understanding of media arts in education. We hope to have another Symposium in the near future. Stay tuned!

$ FOR ARTS EDU AND MEDIA ARTS! You may have heard that arts education in California received a stupendous boost in our last election. Proposition 28 guarantees 1% of the total educational budget to be dedicated to arts education in that fiscal year. This amounts to about $1 billion each year! Also, the legislation names “media arts” specifically to be included. 80% of the funding is to go to funding new arts teachers, so that means teachers of media arts will be in greater demand. We will need to develop ways to work with this momentum in advancing the discipline. You can find more details at this site.

November 11, 2022

Save the date! Seating will be by pre-registration and is limited.

Stay tuned for more details soon. Distribute this information!



MEDIA ARTS EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM 2022


“The State and Future of Media Arts Education”

As Presented by

Mediaartsedu.org & The Media Arts Academy

GRAND ARTS HIgh School, LAUSD

450 N Grand, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 4:00pm - 7:30pm


The Media Arts Education Symposium 2022 is a major historical celebration of the birth of Media Arts Education (MAE), an exhibit of its current practices and benefits for students, schools and communities, and a call for its full institutional establishment in CA and across the US.

  • Workshops, presentations and resource booths for students and adults by educators, industry and higher-ed

  • Distinguished speakers regarding the state of media arts education in CA

  • Hands-on media arts production workshops for students

  • A screening of "Art and Krimes” by International Documentary Association, Q & A with the director

  • Netflix career expo exhibiting all aspects of the film industry

  • Model New Media Arts Academy program at Grand Arts HS

October 17, 2022

SUPPORT MEDIA ARTS AS AN OFFICIAL SUBJECT AREA IN SCHOOLS! https://www.mediaartsedu.org/

#mediaarts #mediaartsed #artsed #artsAREed @artsAREed #medialiteracy @MediaLiteracyEd @create_ca


NATIONAL MEDIA ARTS ARE ED TOWN HALL - October 25, 6:30pm ET, 5:30pm CT, 3:30pm PT

Media Arts Committee, NCCAS, in conjunction with Arts ARE Education, will conduct its first national webcast this October. This will be a basic introduction to media arts education (MAE), and the National Media Arts Education Initiative (NMAEI). We will provide an overview of MAE, the Initiative and goals and status and an open Q & A. The entire MAE community of teachers, artists, parents, students and supporters is invited to attend. We will make an effort to conduct regular webcasts after that.


September 22, 2022

Media Arts Committee, NCCAS is organizing the process by which new members, representatives and a general audience will be invited to attend our monthly Zoom meetings. Stay tuned for the prerequisites necessary to join MAC.


NATIONAL MEDIA ARTS ARE ED TOWN HALL - October 25, 6:30pm ET, 5:30pm CT, 3:30pm PT (Zoom link to come)

Media Arts Committee, NCCAS, in conjunction with Arts ARE Education, will conduct its first national webcast this October. This will be a basic introduction to media arts education (MAE), and the National Media Arts Education Initiative (NMAEI). We will provide an overview of MAE, the Initiative and goals and status and an open Q & A. The entire MAE community of teachers, artists, parents, students and supporters is invited to attend. We will make an effort to conduct regular webcasts after that.


CA - We are examining the process for legislation to fully establish MAE in CA - inclusion in ed code and credential, to align with existing standards, framework and course codes.


MEDIA ARTS EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM 2022


“The State and Future of Media Arts Education”

As Presented by

The Media Arts Academy

Ramon Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts

Los Angeles Unified School District


4:30pm - 6:30pm, Saturday, December 3, 2022


The Media Arts Education Symposium will

  • Share current instructional practices

  • Exhibit student journeys and work

  • Exhibit industry tools, practices and reflections pertinent to education

  • Present the current state and envision the ultimate promise of MAE

  • Discuss and organize the means to advance and scale up the discipline across education


Invited to participate and attend: Students, educators, parents, community members, industry, artists, higher-education, arts organizations


Save the date! CALL FOR ENTRIES! Let us know as soon as possible your interest in involvement, presentation or participation (email below) Subject Line: "LAUSD Symposium"


PA - The Media Arts Coalition of Educators (MACE) community has been reactivated and is beginning to plan a meeting, and potentially a future convention.

June 1, 2022

We have sign-ons and surveys from many different states! I just talked to a beginning teacher in Hawaii, and she is enthusiastic to assist in her area! We are beginning to see some results of our connecting network! People are forming small groups to at least discuss the topic of MAE in CA, OR, NE, MD, and PA! If I get a group of educators from one area or region, and they have stated their interest in connecting, I'll introduce them in a group email. The initial conversation could be something like, "What do we have in common? What makes media arts unique, exciting and beneficial for students? What are our needs, goals and dreams? What is the ultimate promise of this subject area for learning and education? What would be our dream convention?"

Other updates:

Media Arts Committee has non-profit status under the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards and our fiscal sponsor, Young Audiences. We can begin to fundraise and consider what we want to accomplish. Organizing for this dream convention, possibly in the next school year, will provide us an inspiring, concrete way to begin thinking about the answers to these questions and beginning to meet and organize. I think that once the idea of MAE establishment and a professional association is really considered, this movement will gain momentum and a growing network.

PA - The Media Arts Coalition of Educators with a network of about 200 teachers and strong leadership is going to be revived from a pandemic hiatus. They had convened several times before the pandemic, and so provide solid ground to build on.

MD - Prince George's County, has a media arts specialist position, 102 media arts teachers, and several distinct courses. They are considering forming an association, possibly under their state visual arts association.

CA - LAUSD has 120-150 media arts teachers, with probably 100's more across the state. But it will be difficult to reach out to them because there is no solid means of finding them! This will be an ongoing challenge. LAUSD teachers have had one small meeting, with another to come soon. 99% of 60 teachers who answered the survey stated they would join a media arts educator association. That percentage holds with this website's survey.

Media Arts Committee is beginning to consider how MAE relates to and interrelates with existing arts associations - NAEA, NDEO, etc. We need input from media arts educators on this sort of statement. All the more reason for regional collectives to organize and provide their input.

May 6, 2022

We are continuing to make efforts to reach out to educators across the U.S. You can now see who has signed-on to support on that page. We are considering different ways to find media arts teachers and invite them into our community. For example, we are looking at social media groups and beginning to post there; downloading principal email lists and contacting them to relay a message to teachers. We are considering organizing for a future event or convention where we can share and learn from one another. Please join us!

March 23, 2022

We are just beginning to organize this effort to establish media arts education across the U.S.

Our first steps are to begin connecting with and organizing media arts educators across the U.S., finding out about their situations, informing them of the emergence of media arts education, and gauging their interest in forming a professional association. Please sign-on in support AND take the Educator's Survey. This is how we move forward!

Stay tuned for developments as they occur. Sign-on if you wish to receive email updates on our progress.

Thanks for your interest and support!