Professional Learning Opportunity: Reaching All Children – How Your Teaching Artist Practice Can Embrace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Teaching Artist Professional Development Series Presents

Reaching All Children

How Your Teaching Artist Practice Can 

Embrace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hip Hop Fundamentals

April 15, 2019 from 10am to 3pm

Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

$20 Registration (lunch included)

Check-in begins at 9am

Morning Presentation: What is DEI and Why Is It Important?

As teaching artists we have a vision of reaching all children through our work in the classroom and the auditorium. In today’s vibrant and diverse school environment, we must learn how to effectively connect with every student. Dr. Brea Heidelberg, arts management consultant, educator, and researcher, is an expert on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in the field. She’ll provide us with information about current topics and trends at the intersection of DEI and arts education and highlight ways we as teaching artists can make DEI an integrated part of our work in K-12 education and beyond.

Afternoon Group Discussion and Breakouts:

After lunch Dr. Heidelberg will lead a discussion on how to actively incorporate a DEI lens as we explore bringing new ideas and strategies into our daily teaching artist practice. Smaller breakout discussions will allow us to examine some case studies and share our own experiences and best practices to test out ideas, ask questions, and engage in peer-to-peer learning. Each smaller group will be led by a peer teaching artist. We’ll end the day with time to reflect, discuss self-care practices, and begin to develop concrete action plans for infusing DEI considerations into all aspects of our individual teaching artist work.

Lunch will be provided.

The New Jersey Arts Education Collective is a co-sponsored project of the New Jersey State Council in partnership with Young Audiences New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.