All of our Teacher’s symposium events offer unique professional development opportunities for art educators to come together and learn new creative skills to bring back to their classroom. The day includes a light breakfast and lunch.
March 6th, 2018 Program:
Art, Storytelling & Social Justice
March 6th, 2018 is National Day of Empathy, a day of action to generate empathy on a massive scale. On this day, VACNJ is partnering with the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and Co-Lab Arts for this professional development workshop.This symposium will focus on working with educators to engage students to use their unique voices, be social advocates, and use art in communities for transformation and to inspire action.
The goal of the symposium is to share information on the juvenile justice system and discuss how educators can help transform the system. Participants will also learn how art can help share the stories of those impacted by the juvenile justice system, including the school to prison pipeline.
— Ice Breaker
— What is Social Justice? What is implicit bias?
— The History of the Juvenile Justice System
o Bring Our Children Home: Ain’t I A Child
— Girls in Youth Prisons
— Relationship between Education and Social Justice
o School to Prison Pipeline
o NJ School Reentry Report (from Education Subcommittee)
— Relationship between the Arts and Social Justice
— Storytelling Project
— Juvenile Justice Campaign
— Alternatives to Incarceration Best Practices
— Restorative Justice Practices
— Ways Educators Can Engage in Social Justice
The workshop will include:
— Interactive Exercises
o Implicit Bias
o Educators discuss what the school to prison pipeline looks like to them in their schools and their ideas for ending it (policy changes, training)
— Storytelling Exhibition and Video
— Sample curriculums, educational tools, etc.
PLEASE NOTE: If your school needs to be invoiced in order to pay for this program, please contact us to register. Call 908-273-9121 ext 213 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, and speak with Sarah Walko.