About the workshop
Free for New York Teachers and Traditional Artists
Earn 12 hours of CTLE credits, learn more about the cultural communities of the Greater Southern Tier, and gain practical tools to engage ALL students in your classroom.
Complete four, 3-hour online modules that include lively webinars with national faculty, small break-out learning cohorts, and content-rich learning activities to complete at your own pace. Discover how traditional arts and culture can be assets in your real and virtual classroom amidst COVID-19, build inclusive learning plans with proven tools for student engagement, and learn with a cohort model that centers teachers’ expertise.
Teachers will discover how traditional arts and culture can be assets in your real and virtual classroom amidst COVID-19, 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 portfolio, learn how to manage your online presence, and gain methods for teaching about your art form and its context to diverse students of all ages.
All Educators and Artists are welcome to register and participate in the July workshop until space is filled. Additionally, 8 educators will have the opportunity to host an artist for 2 days in your school or online in the fall of 2020 at no cost to you (indicate your interest when you sign up). Participating mini-residency artists represent local traditions of the Southern Finger Lakes region. All are invited to a follow up session on November 21, 2020 at the Rockwell Museum. For questions and inquires, contact Lisa Rathje at email@example.com.
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Phase 1: Learn
July 6-9, Online
•Inclusive lessons that work online
•Cultural resilience & local arts in a time of COVID-19
•Community research skills
Phase 2: Practice
•8 classrooms host folk artists
•2 visits per classroom, online or face to face
Phase 3: Share
111 Cedar St.
Corning, NY 14830
•Share learning with cohorts and community
•Create and strengthen peer network
•Apply learning in museum context
Our measurable learning objectives of the goals above reflect what participants will know and be able to do as a result of this professional development training. Teachers, Museum Educators, and Artists will…
- Define folk arts and folklife through uncovering personal and local traditions;
- Practice using ethnographic tools of folklife such as interviewing, note taking, sketching, and mapping;
- Demonstrate their own cultural knowledge through creative activities that they can replicate in the classroom so students can explore their
- Examine the ethical considerations of representing diverse cultures in a classroom;
- Practice how to moderate “tough” conversations that folk arts activities may provoke (race, class, immigration status, family crisis);
- Access local and national interdisciplinary resources for artists and educators to integrate folk arts into classroom curricula and activities;
- Connect local folk arts traditions and research (ethnography) to education standards;
- Phase 2 educators and artists will create a classroom-ready lesson plan that uses the materials and knowledge collected through a Local Learning discovery process.
Workshop faculty will include highly experienced folklorists and teaching artists who will lead hands-on sessions in interdisciplinary activities easily replicated in K-12 and museum teaching. (Meet the Faculty)
Participants will use and receive resources produced by Local Learning, City Lore, and other folk arts education organizations around the country. (Browse Selected Resources)
About our national partner:
Local Learning connects folklorists, artists, and educators across the nation and advocates for the full inclusion of folklife and folk arts in education to transform learning, build intercultural understanding, and create stronger communities.
Presented in partnership with:
This Professional Development is FREE for teachers and invited artists because of generous support from:
and other individual donors!