Join KQED, SFMOMA, the Alameda County Office of Education, local artists and educators for the Integrated Learning Summer Institute, August 13-15, 2013 at Chabot Space and Science Center. All educators are welcome to register. Plenary speakers will include Spark-featured artists Favianna Rodriguez and Rhodessa Jones. The Integrated Learning institute is like summer camp for educators, set in a beautiful, natural environment with three days full of working with arts education experts and getting inspired to integrate the arts across all subjects.
KQED and SFMOMA will be presenting a three-part workshop during the institute about storytelling and exploring identity. Educators who sign up for this special session will create their own short film using personal symbolism to create a storyline. This professional development opportunity, related to using and making media in the classroom, is a perfect way to learn best practices for incorporating art and technology into CCSS curricula.
Sign up by the end of May for $50 off the registration fee, and select "Tracing Identity through Digital Media" as one of your mini-courses. We look forward to seeing you in August!
Kerry James Marshall "Visible Means of Support" mural at SFMOMA
Join KQED Education and The Museum of the African Diaspora for a three-part educator workshop about art, history, and making media. Participants will spend an inspirational day at MoAD studying the current exhibition, Collected: Stories of Acquisition and Reclamation, and discover how history has been conveyed through art and images.
We will spend time in the museum's salon, where we will view excerpts from the 1958 film, St. Louis Blues, about the life of legendary blues man, W.C. Handy. Considered a race film, St. Louis Blues depicts a false life/reality and serves as a snapshot of life in the 1940s and '50s.
In the second part of the workshop, we'll spend 2-days at KQED in San Francisco learning how to develop and produce a personalized digital story. We will draw inspiration from KQED-featured contemporary artists including Kerry James Marshall and Kara Walker, and explore classroom-ready videos and lesson plans related to their work, which communicates a re-telling of history.
To learn more, visit the KQED Events Calendar. This workshop is open to Educators in grades 6 - 12 and there are three required sessions: January 28, February 3-4.
How do artists interpret personal histories and cultural traditions to create a point of inquiry into current events and contemporary life? How do you create common experiences for all students in a diverse classroom? Is it possible to sail a Spanish galleon made of manila folders to Hog Island? These questions and more will be discussed at an upcoming KQED Arts Education workshop hosted in partnership with Teaching Artists Organized in Oakland.
Educators are invited to join us on January 21 for a day of art, dance and discovery. We'll explore the work of local artists including Ala Ebtekar and Michael Arcega (check out his his manila folder Spanish galleon in the video below).
We'll also develop collaborative lesson plans and learn a few Bhangra dance moves. Bhangra is an Indian folk dance, and many young dance teams are keeping the tradition alive in the Bay Area with the yearly Dhol di Awaz competition.
Read more about this exciting workshop and sign up on the Teaching Artists Organized website. There is a fee but scholarships are available from KQED. Send an email to ArtsEd@KQED.org to learn more.