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Building Inclusive Classroom Communities
[March 1, 2023 | 7pm ET] 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.
Unpacking Inquiry to Support Learners
[April 5, 2023 | 7pm ET] What is inquiry? How do we encourage inquiry in our art rooms? Are inquiry and creativity connected? What does inquiry-based learning look like in the studio? Why is authentic inquiry important? Join us for answers to these and other questions as we discuss the research on, importance of, and relationship between inquiry and art education. The art education landscape is shifting to better support the emergent needs of contemporary learners. Pedagogies that embrace culturally responsive teaching, social–emotional learning (SEL), and trauma-informed teaching find commonality in student-centered, choice-based learning models. In these models, learners develop strategies for creating and using lines of inquiry to hypothesize, investigate, and solve problems. We will look at scaffolding inquiry to foster intrinsic motivation, feeding our students exploratory experiences which empower them to pursue their own independent line of inquiry, and supporting inquiry in various classroom situations. The presenters will share both research-based applications and real-world experience in preK–12 educational settings.
Reimagining Art Education Curriculum Through Learner-Centered Inquiry
[May 3, 2023 | 7pm ET] Learner-centered art education recognizes the potential of art education as an entry point for culture and connection through the lived experiences of a learning community. Join a panel of educators who explore curriculum and pedagogy at the center of learner inquiry using multimodal approaches centered on stories, context, and meaning-making.
Antiracist and Anticolonial Approach to Equity in Art Museums
[June 7, 2023 | 7pm ET] Join us as we explore ways of advancing and reshaping the museum space and praxis toward racial literacy and radical equity and inclusion as it relates to cultural heritage informatics. We will critically examine (art) museum space and practices to unsettle racist and colonial design, looking to how museums can take the lead on antiracism and new ways of being. Drawing on critical race and decolonizing perspectives, we will critically examine (art) museum space and praxis to unsettle racist and colonial design.