In Their Shoes: Practicing Radical Empathy in the Arts Classroom | MINI-COURSE | November 4, 11, and 18, 2019
Radical empathy requires educators to humanize the experiences of students by developing authentic connections aimed at not only understanding what they are facing, their challenges, and hopes, but to also strive to share their feelings and provide real support.
This mini-course for self-identified cultural workers and educators will explore the innovation of merging art with activism. Arts activism can yield memorable experiences that can have a lasting impact on both audiences and students.
This session will guide arts partners and teaching artists in understanding how to evaluate the cultural responsiveness of arts curricula. Additionally, utilizing tools and resources mined from across the arts education field, participants will engage in assessing the extent to which their own curriculum is culturally responsive while learning new strategies for strengthening current pedagogy.
This process-based Institute will help you create performance tasks that are both aligned to your organization’s objectives and artistic discipline, and capture student learning and growth in your programs over time.
This three-part mini-course for teaching artists will present fundamental approaches to teaching with original artworks in the specific context of some of Chicago’s most renowned art museums: The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. Participants will learn strategies for designing culturally-relevant, multimodal engagements for the whole learner and across multiple audiences, applicable in a wide array of gallery or museum spaces.
By continually analyzing internal capacity and programs through experience and data, organizations can reflect on the efficacy of their mission/vision for quality and adapt accordingly.
This session will aid organizations in understanding the programmatic significance of asset mapping and provide both strategies and practical tools to aid in the process of planning alongside communities. As organizations acquire deeper knowledge of communities and schools, they will develop the skills to ground their programs in community and student values by building on existing expertise.
In this session, educators will learn the significance of, and challenges to, differentiation in the arts classroom, and explore how to apply instructional strategies that deepen the learning experience for each student.
This introductory surveybased Institute will provide a general overview of educational pedagogy past and present influencing arts education today and look toward future pedagogical evolution and innovation. Additionally, through interactive activities, participants will discover and build a toolbox of pedagogical practices that best align with their unique identity as artist-teachers.