Culture, Community, and the Classroom 2022

About the Workshop

Free for New York Teachers and Traditional Artists and earn 12 hours of CTLE credits.

Dates: July 11 and 12, 2022
Workshop Times: 8:30 am to 3:00 both days
Location: Bush Campus, 459 Philo Rd., Elmira, NY

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Culture, Community, and the Classroom applies in any subject area K-12. The workshop explores culturally responsive, engaged learning through local traditional arts. It introduces concepts of cultural identity and opportunities to practice ethnographic research skills such as interviewing, note taking, and sketching. The workshop offers educators a widening perspective of their own cultural identity and models for their students to explore their cultural identity authentically. How does one’s knowledge of their cultural identity influence their learning?

Teachers will discover how traditional arts and culture can be assets in your classroom, build inclusive learning plans with proven tools for student engagement, and learn with a cohort model that centers teachers’ expertise.

Folk artists will build your portfolios and gain methods for teaching about your art forms and their context to diverse students of all ages.

Folk and traditional arts are found in every community. Study of traditional arts and their creators contributes not only to students’ understanding of culture and community, but also to their ability to think critically, gather and analyze evidence, and express their ideas and interpretations through personal creativity.

All Educators and Folk Artists are welcome to register for the workshop until space is filled. Additionally, 8 educators will have the opportunity to host a traditional artist for 2 days in your school or online in the fall of 2022 at no cost to you (indicate your interest when you sign up). Participating mini-residency artists represent local traditions of the region. All Corning/Elmira participants are invited to a follow-up showcase November 19, 2022, at the Rockwell Museum.

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