Working in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), AEMS administers Maryland Center for Creative Classrooms (MCCC). Formerly the Maryland Artistry in Teaching Institute (MATI), MCCC is a professional development program for arts education and arts integration teachers, conducted by master teachers, artist educators, and artists recommended by MSAC, held in regional locations for one-week during the summer with additional training and networking opportunities conducted throughout the academic year. Approximately 600 arts educators and arts integration teachers explore and develop personal creative habits followed by arts discipline specific instruction, led by master teachers, taught in studio environments to awaken the artist in each participant while providing a deep investigation of the latest artistic techniques. Afternoon sessions for arts educators offer additional studio time, collaborative working sessions, and unit planning while arts integration teachers focus on pedagogy, inquiry-based learning practices, arts assessments and unit planning. Each summer day concludes with a student-centered performance. During the academic year, along with quarterly master classes for participants, MATI also offers ongoing professional development through contributions to statewide fine arts briefings and student work exhibitions, sponsoring national professional development opportunities for MSDE fine arts staff members, assisting in the development and maintenance of state fine arts standards, and raising the awareness of Maryland fine arts education through digital design and marketing.
Southern Maryland, Chesapeake Public Charter, June 26-29, 2017
Baltimore City, Coppin State University, July 10-13, 2017
South Central, Arundel High School, July 7-20, 2017
North East, Queen Anne's High School, July 31-August 3, 2017
Western Maryland, Mountain Ridge High School, Barbara Ingram School August 7-August 10, 2017
Registration is open! Click here to register.
Learn about the great success of MATI 2016 on the MSDE Office of Fine Arts' blog.
For inquiries, please contact Emily Cory, Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Fine Arts, email@example.com.