Ingenuity is proud to announce the Residents of our inaugural Learning & Development Provider Program: CONSTELLATION!



CONSTELLATION has been designed to amplify the voices of local teaching artists and individual representatives of organizations doing exceptional work on high-need learning areas. The 21-22 program will support arts learning with a focus on healing strategies rooted in the arts. Residents will participate in monthly meetings where they will learn from each other and Ingenuity staff in order to hone their skills in creating virtual learning and development training.

 

This partner-to-partner learning model will prioritize knowledge sharing and catalyze a learning network that can contribute to the growth and increased ability of arts education partners in delivering high-quality and equity-centered arts programs to CPS students. Residents will design and deliver two virtual learning sessions to be offered in Spring 2022. CHECK OUT dates and times below to participate in these dynamic Learning programs!

Constellation

Spring 2022

  • April 20 at 1 p.m.
    Healing-Centered Engagement in Arts Practice Pt.2

    Join Constellation Resident Karen Shifflett of Changing Worlds for the second session of a two-part virtual workshop series reflecting on healing-centered engagement in arts practice. This workshop is designed for teaching artists to build community, learn about the various ways healing can manifest in an arts residency and share approaches to healing-centered engagement as articulated by Flourish Agenda. The discussion will be framed by Flourish Agenda’s five principles of healing-centered engagement or C-A-R-M-A: Culture, Race and Identity; Agency; Relationships; Meaning; and Aspirations. Whereas the first session emphasized Relationships and Meaning, this workshop will serve as a deeper dive into supporting students’ Agency and Aspirations through the arts.

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  • April 28 at 3 p.m.
    Building Responsive Arts Programs through Co-Creation and Civic Practice

    Join Constellation Residents Parker Nelson and Khelsey Zarraga of Fifth House Ensemble as they share strategies for co-creating artistic programs with partners of different expertise through social and civic practice work. Case studies include projects with juvenile detention centers, workers’ rights organizations, and conservation groups. An organization’s network is its greatest resource and in this session, Fifth House will explore how to select great partners, how to frame introductory conversations, and tips for co-creation, program design, and evaluation.

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  • May 3 at 10 a.m.
    Rethinking Our Curriculum: Sharing and Resources

    In Part 2 of Constellation Resident William Estrada’s​ interactive ​and​ ​dynamic workshop, arts partners will be invited to imagine various ways to implement social justice art making in their learning spaces. We will explore how to celebrate students’ complex experiences and amplify student voices through art projects that provide opportunities to reimagine just futures full of joy. This workshop will provide student examples and will invite educators to develop collaborative resources that​ ​highlight​ ​the creativity​ ​already​ ​present​ ​in​ ​their schools and provide opportunities to explore new art projects with the support of a teacher network.​ Part 2 will focus on sharing Culturally Responsive Art Education & Social Justice Art Project Ideas, identifying resources, and establishing a collaborative CRAE and SJA curriculum sharing network.

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  • May 10 at 11 a.m.
    Youth-Centered Art-Making Spaces Pt. 1: Envisioning a Continuum-of-Care Model

     

    Join Constellation Resident Michael Rangel of SkyArt in this workshop designed to provide teaching artists, art educators, administrators and teachers with the tools to understand and begin to address the impact art-making has on youth when we allow for it to be a source of healing. Art in and of itself is therapeutic; however, what happens when we do not have the clinical or therapeutic abilities to properly support the student through participation in art-making that engages them in potentially traumatic and difficult conversations and experiences? Though our goal may be to allow space for discussion and a release of challenging emotions or situations, there is the possibility our art-making can cause high emotional responses and reactions.

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  • May 26 at 3 p.m.
    Building Responsive Arts Programs through Co-Creation and Civic Practice

    Join Constellation Residents Parker Nelson and Khelsey Zarraga of Fifth House Ensemble as they share strategies for co-creating artistic programs with partners of different expertise through social and civic practice work. Case studies include projects with juvenile detention centers, workers’ rights organizations, and conservation groups. An organization’s network is its greatest resource and in this session, Fifth House will explore how to select great partners, how to frame introductory conversations, and tips for co-creation, program design, and evaluation.

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  • May 31 at 11 a.m.
    Youth-Centered Art-Making Spaces P.2: From Classroom Management to Classroom Culture

    Join Constellation Resident Michael Rangel of SkyArt in this workshop designed to provide teaching artists, art educators, administrators and teachers with the tools to understand and begin to address the impact art-making has on youth when we allow for it to be a source of healing. Art in and of itself is therapeutic; however, what happens when we do not have the clinical or therapeutic abilities to properly support the student through participation in art-making that engages them in potentially traumatic and difficult conversations and experiences? Though our goal may be to allow space for discussion and a release of challenging emotions or situations, there is the possibility our art-making can cause high emotional responses and reactions.

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