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The Romare Bearden Project in the Classroom

The Romare Bearden Project in the Classroom

On September 2 2012, collage-artist Romare Bearden would have celebrated his 101st birthday, and many museums and organizations have set up honorary exhibitions throughout the year to honor the colláge artist  that defined the character of Black American life during the 20th century. The Studio Museum in Harlem organized an exhibition in tribute to Romare Bearden … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Art…silently!

According to Nancy Hous’s article “Using Critiques in the K-12 Classroom,” she  focuses on critiques as a useful component in the art classroom because it serves as an evaluation of student artwork, which can be a useful teaching tool for any age group studying the visual arts. The article discusses a method for conducting critiques, and … Continue reading

New York Collective of Radical Educators conference – volunteers opportunity!

Want to be a part of the action at the NYCoRE Conference this year?  Volunteer opportunities are available for set-up on Friday March 23rd and throughout conference on Saturday March 24th.   Volunteers pay just $10 for the conference which includes breakfast and lunch! Please register for the conference ( and check the VOLUNTEER category. We … Continue reading

Bulletin Board Challenge!

Last semester one of my graduate students made the oft heard complaint about her undergraduate teaching preparation program “I just didn’t feel prepared for the range of expectations my principal had for me”.   And while I think that no one in any profession goes into their first job feeling like they are absolutely prepared for … Continue reading

Educator night @ Noguchi Museum

Tour Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City, meet colleagues from across the city, and exchange ideas for leading Civic Action-inspired projects in the classroom. Join educators of all subjects and grade-levels for a social event at The Noguchi Museum. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Cost: Free Who: K-12 educators When: Thursday, November 17, 2012, 4:15pm-6:30pm, (Exhibition Tours … Continue reading

Favorite Interview Questions Pt. I

We asked our colleagues in the field for some favorite interview questions.  We got so many good ones this blog post has to be a two-parter.  Check them out.  How would you respond? Maria Palma, Director of Arts Education Accountability and Support, New York City Department of Education • How do you see your talents … Continue reading

Critical Peace Education Conference at Teachers College

THE POLITICS, PRAXIS, AND POSSIBILITIES OF CRITICAL PEACE EDUCATION Date: Wednesday October 26, 2011 Location: Teachers College, Horace Mann 138 (Building located between Broadway and Amsterdam at 121st Street) Time: 5:10-6:50 PM, Panel 7-8 PM, Reception (Refreshments to be provided) Join us for presentations by three authors/scholars from the upcoming special issue of the Journal … Continue reading

Documenting Student Work

Documenting Student Work

In Workshops in Art Education, we are playing with documentation!  It’s an awesome way to see how each other interpret and create while also reflecting on our practice as a class.  A practice often attributed to Reggio Emilia , documentation can look a lot of different ways.   We’re using it to focus our looking … Continue reading

PD @ New Museum

Join New Museum staff on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, for a professional development session for high school teachers, including a gallery tour with New Museum Associate Curator Gary Carrion-Murayari as well as an interactive workshop. Both will focus on the New Museum’s upcoming exhibition “Carsten Höller: Experience,” on view from October 26, 2011, through January … Continue reading