Weekly subeditor for an online platform amplifying the voices of citizen media activists around the world.
CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL Chicago, IL, USA, 2016
Designed and co-led two-day professional development training with Chicago Humanities Festival's EdLab, a professional development series for Chicago Public School educators. Lead creative writing activities, curriculum building and rubric development strategies in response to primary texts selected by CHF. Ongoing professional coaching online via EdModo for 22 teachers.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, CHICAGO
Chicago, IL USA, 2007-2009
Talking Back: Chicago Youth Respond
Writer, consultant, and member of the teaching artist team responsible for organizing Talking Back: Chicago Youth Respond -- a mixed media youth photography/writing exhibit 2007-2009. Worked with photographer Joel Wanek at Sabin Elementary School on Defining Emptiness (click to hear Joel talk about it on WBEZ 91.5).
OVERTURE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Madison, WI USA, 2010
Experiments in Teaching & Learning -- John Cage Intensive
Designed and led a three-day participatory arts education intensive featuring the work of John Cage. Worked on curriculum building and design with teachers and artists interested in experimentation as pedagogy. Focus on devising original work and creating with restraints.
CHICAGO ARTS PARTNERSHIPS IN EDUCATION Chicago, IL USA, 2008
Partnership for Arts Integrated Research
Professional Development for an arts integration research project with 6 different schools, both artists and teachers at the table. http://www.pairresults.org/ Collaborated with Principal Investigators Gail Burnaford and Larry Scripp.
Building Curriculum, Community, and Leadership through the Arts (BCCLA) Professional Development for BCCLA provided intensive, multi-year arts integration training and professional development to Magnet Cluster Lead Teachers (MCLTs) from Chicago’s full network of Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster (FPAM-C) program schools.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Chicago, IL, USA, 2008-2009
Personal Manifestos/Public Contradictions with Mike Bancroft
Summer Teacher Institute: This summer institute explored the relationship between belief and action, looking closely at the ways in which human beings negotiate, hold, & balance contradiction. Through the use of text & image teachers explored the inadequacies, failures, disappointments, and outrages of the present political, historical, social moment, exposing beliefs, systems, structures, and questions that rattle our sense of private and political (in)securities. We will also investigate the power of text & image to galvanize change, identifying the methods and practices of contemporary artists/activists to provoke dialogue and exchange around the most potent questions of our time, 2008.
Me in Another Life with Cheryl Pope
Professional Development for Teachers: Who are you? What are the circumstances that led to your current being-in-flux? Perhaps there is a “you” that exists somewhere in another life. Or maybe there is a version of yourself frozen in the past. In this multi-disciplinary 3-day workshop, artists Cheryl Pope and Amanda Lichtenstein invited participants to consider the idea of “me in another life.” Using contemporary art practices, participants designed and assembled a “you kit” including self-portraits, screen-prints, poetry, and other ephemera/found objects composed to create everything the “you” might need or reveal in another life, 2008.
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ARTS PARTNERSHIPS
Chicago, IL USA, 2007-2010
Eugene Lang Community College -- Arts Integration Teaching & Learning Consultancy
Part of a small team of teaching artists and consultants who led a 3-day professional development series on the arts and learning with high school teachers from Eugene, OR. Led break out sessions in poetry.
Columbia College Chicago AIM Summer Institute -- Faculty
Part of a team of teaching artists who designed and led two-week teaching artist intensives with Chicago Public School teachers, teaching arts integration methods through hands-on exercises and processes that modeled best practices in arts integrated learning. Focused on arts integration and cross-disciplinary art-making focusing on relationships between text & image.
AIMPRINT: New Relationships in the Arts and Learning -- Co-Editor/Book Project Director
Co-editor with Cynthia Weiss. Responsible for gathering narratives and sample curricula from artists and teachers involved in the Arts Integration Mentorship Project. Contributing writer. Lead thought-partner in the "AIM Learning Spiral," a curricular theory for arts integration.