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Culture, Community & the Classroom

Summer Professional Development 4 Day Virtual Workshop for Teachers and Artists

The Rockwell Museum is proud to partner with Local Learning Network (a national network for folk art in education) and The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes to offer Culture, Community & the Classroom, an active and culturally engaging workshop for teachers and artists in the Finger Lakes region.

Culture, Community, and the Classroom 2019 in LeRoy, NY.

Teachers earn CTLE credits and will build personal plans for the inclusion of culture–especially traditions and art forms meaningful locally–in their classrooms. Folk artists will learn methods to convey the significance of their cultural knowledge and create a plan to share key details about their art and its context to diverse audiences.

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. 

There are three phases to the Culture, Community & the Classroom program, and The Rockwell is excited to host Phase 3 on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the Museum. A virtual event may be offered if circumstances limiting gatherings are still in place. More information about the phase 3 event will be shared as more is learned.  

Phase 1:

July 6-9, 2020 | Earn 12 hours of CTLE credits in online workshop sessions

Phase 2:

To be scheduled between folk artists and teachers with grade-level classrooms in the fall, at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.

Phase 3: Culture, Community and the Classroom Teacher Workshop

Participating folk artists and teachers share their classroom teaching and cultural learning experience with the community. The event is free and open to all educators in the region. Attendees will have an opportunity to gain insight about the process of working with artists to integrate cultural knowledge and art traditions into grade-level curriculum.

November 21, 2020 | 10 a.m. – Noon

Location: Online

click here to learn more and register

This workshop is offered by Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education in partnership with The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and The Rockwell Museum.


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