Building Inclusive Classroom Communities

Includes a Live Web Event on 03/01/2023 at 7:00 PM (EST)

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Building Inclusive Classroom Communities
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 | 7–8pm ET
FREE for NAEA members; $49 for nonmembers

Join us as we unpack the meaning and characteristics of an inclusive learning environment through art while uncovering a variety of pedagogical approaches and instructional strategies to build inclusive communities in your learning spaces. Learn firsthand how inclusive community building has helped students develop a stronger sense of belonging and how studying a community’s local history and its demographic landscape helps to expand understanding of inclusive learning. Come away with strategies to align art teaching resources with cultural competence in order to address issues related to diversity, social justice, and inclusion. 

Tara Rousseau

MA CSE; Art Educator, Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Lab School at OISE, University of Toronto

Tara Rousseau has been the visual arts teacher at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Lab School at University of Toronto since 2009. She has been on the board of NAEA’s LGBTQ+ Interest Group since 2017, and is serving the second of a 2-year term as Co-President of that group. Tara also has a background in journalism, and teaches both English as a second language and French.

Yichien Cooper

PhD, Lecturer, Washington State University Tri-Cities

Yichien Cooper teaches at the Washington State University Tri-Cities. She currently chairs the Asian Art and Culture Interest Group. Her research interests include integrating arts curriculum, STEAM, mapping, data visualization, social justice, arts-based and narrative inquiry, AAPI, and mixed identity. She published six Chinese books on integrating arts and coedited Teaching Chinese Art.

Upon completion of this NAEA webinar, you may earn 1 hour of professional development credit as designated by NAEA. Once the webinar is completed, you may view/print a Certification of Participation under the "Contents" tab. You may also print a transcript of all webinars attended under the "Dashboard" link in the right sidebar section of the page.  

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