Academic Affiliates: MAEA - MCDA
Maine Art Education Association is a professional organization devoted to furthering the growth of visual arts education in the state. Our membership includes active, retired and student categories. Goals focus on the professional development of all members, the promotion of art education at all levels, and the encouragement of innovation and research in art education. MAEA provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and for collaboration with other arts agencies in the state. The Association holds an annual conference in the Fall, publishes a newsletter, organizes both student and artist/educator exhibits, provides a student scholarship each year, and maintains a web site at mainearted.org.
The Maine Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (MaineAFCS) is an affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (http://www.aafcs.org/), a professional organization whose goal is to bring people together to improve the lives of individuals, families and community through education, research, cooperative programs and public information. Family and consumer sciences (FCS) is the comprehensive body of skills, research, and knowledge that helps people make informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. The field represents many areas, including human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition, and wellness, textiles and apparel, and consumer issues.
Seventy percent of MaineAFCS membership is comprised of FACS educators (K-12 and Extension). With no representation in the Maine Department of Education, MaineAFCS works hard to represent all FACS educators, members and nonmembers at the state level.
The organization holds one annual conference for professional development and one mini-conference/business meeting each year. The group publishes two newsletters yearly and sends monthly e-mail reports to members. Enrollment in Maine AFCS includes membership in the national AAFCS organization.
The Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance or MAHPERD, is a professional organization whose members are committed to excellence in health education, physical education, recreation and dance. The charge of MAHPERD is to provide its membership with the latest information and professional development in these areas. Our goal as an organization is to ensure quality programs for our youth. For further information please contact the Executive Director.
MASL is dedicated to promoting quality library media services in all the schools of our state. MASL supports the integration of learning experiences throughout the curriculum and the integration of new technologies into the learning environment. MASL believes that the Library Media Specialist and the support staff personnel are totally involved in the teaching/learning process, working with students and teachers, using every means possible to help make learning a meaningful and rich experience. MASL collects, evaluates, and disseminates information pertaining to the development of education media programs through an annual conference, quarterly journal and workshops.
To promote the delivery of quality health programs to the school community by strengthening the professional growth of school nurses and advancing the practice of school nursing. Annually, the MASN holds two membership conferences, cosponsors workshops and seminars for school nurses, and publishes a newsletter.
A professional association dedicated to provide professional development opportunities for people in Maine who provide career information/career assistance to others. To provide networking opportunities for these same professionals in the field of career development and to be an advocacy group for career development issues. The MCDA holds a Fall Workshop day and June Conference each year to further professional development in the field.