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Culturally Responsive Arts Education Workout
A Virtual Self-Guided Experience - Jan. 17 through March 11, 2022
The Culturally Responsive Arts Education (CRAE) Workout is a free, eight-week curated asynchronous and synchronous experience that focuses on developing the capacity of educators and administrators to think about how culturally relevant and responsive approaches can shift curriculum, instructional content, and teaching practices to more effectively represent and validate all students’ cultures and lived experiences.
The CRAE Workout was created by arts education consultants Wendy Liscow and Sanaz Hojreh with Latasha Casterlow-Lalla, arts supervisor of Passaic Schools, as an additional curriculum writing adviser.
Registered participants will receive curated prompts over eight weeks that focus on individual, interpersonal and institutional aspects of CRAE. Prompts include articles, videos, and reflection exercises that will help you learn about, reflect on, and develop a CRAE practice and culturally responsive curricula. There are opportunities for journaling and artmaking to chronicle and deepen your learning and opportunities to assess curriculum through a culturally responsive lens with the CRAE Curriculum Scorecard adapted from NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools.
There are also optional 90-minute guided conversations with other participants on Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and 22, and March 8, and an optional discussion in a private Facebook group and or other platform that will support inquiries and sharing of ideas.
The Workout is open to any educator who is interested in ensuring their classrooms and/or arts curricula are culturally responsive, relevant and sustaining. Registered participants can earn up to six hours of continuing education credits for those who attend the guided conversations and complete exit surveys
Registration is free and interested participants can register here.
The registration deadline is Jan. 13.
For more information, write to Wendy Liscow or Sanaz Hojreh at CRAEWorkout@gmail.com.