Date(s) - Monday, June 18, 2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
ARTS JUNKTION is proud to announce a special workshop for teachers.
21ST CENTURY SKILLS THROUGH CONTEMPORARY ART:
DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS TODAY, CHANGE TOMORROW
Location: 312 William Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.
Are you looking for ways to engage your students more deeply? Join Art21 Educators Don Ball and Stacey Abramson to critically explore what we can do to help students and teachers (in all subject areas!) become more empowered when looking at big ideas – through art. Thinking more about approaches, questions and materials that contemporary artists use will open discussions, open possibilities and open minds.
The day will include hands-on experiences for looking at challenging art with students in all kinds of classrooms including through interdisciplinary exploration. We will focus on Art from the last 20 years, including local, national and international examples, explore the connection to 21st Century Skills (collaboration/team work, creativity/imagination, critical thinking and problem solving) and introduce the Elements of Thinking that can give us new ways to approach our thinking and making.
Goals of this workshop are to increase teacher confidence and comfort in exploring the work of contemporary artists. We will use writing activities, explore video strategies and co-created digital student platforms as ways to engage learners and teachers alike. Participants will come away with useful and invigorating activities and assessment tools for their classrooms in the fall.
Suitable for 7-12 classrooms – all subject areas
Don Ball received a Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2017. He taught at Cawthra Park Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario. Stacey Abramson is a visual arts educator at Maples Collegiate, a writer and a practicing visual artist. She strives to find ways to shift the perception and importance of the visual arts in the public sphere. They both believe in the importance of the visual arts to broaden youth
For further information Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop was made possible through a grant from Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning and a grant from the Manitoba Association for Art Education (MAAE).
Bookings are closed for this event.