Join PGAAMCC, in partnership with The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and Art Works Now, for an empowering series of workshops that will guide educators in creating inclusive, affirming learning communities and safe spaces to discuss the “tough questions” that often find their way into the classroom.
Exploring the African Diaspora in Our Schools and Tools for Community Building for Educators
Date & Time: Thursday, February 23rd, 4pm-7pm
Location: Northwestern High School, 7000 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville, MD
Description: This interactive workshop will discuss the significance of the African Diaspora and will explore the diasporic diversity in Prince George’s County Public Schools and in the county at large. Educators will be engaged in how to use the concept of Diaspora as a tool for community building and strengthening positive classroom climate, regardless of subject matter and across difference and commonalities for all students. Educators will also learn about ways to use PGAAMCC as a resource to further develop these concepts into pedagogy. As culmination to this workshop, Art Works Now will lead an arts integrated mask- making activity that explores topics of cultural and social identity.
Creating Anti-Racist Classrooms and Supporting Educators in Building Equitable and Inclusive Environments for Learning
Date & Time: Thursday, March 23rd, 4pm-7pm
Location: PGAAMCC, 4519 Rhode Island Avenue, North Brentwood, MD
Description: This interactive workshop will explore the ways that inequity resides in the learning environment through seemingly race-neutral policies and practices. Participants will discuss promising practices for designing and implementing anti-racist classrooms, transformative diversity, and equitable and inclusive school environments. Participants will discuss how to have productive conversations about current events, such as police brutality and Black Lives Matters. Additionally, participants will learn about ways to use PGAAMCC as a resource to further develop these concepts into pedagogy. As culmination to this workshop, Art Works Now will lead an arts integrated collage and vision board activity that encourages participants to depict versions of an inclusive and culturally literate classroom environment.
How to use PGAAMCC as a Resource for PGCPS Schools
Date & Time: Wednesday April 26, 4pm-7pm
Location: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland College Park, 8270 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD
Description:We want PGCPS to think of PGAAMCC as an invaluable resource to support educators, students, and parents! This workshop will explore all that PGAAMCC has to offer (ranging from its exhibitions, public educational initiatives, online content and learning modules, teacher training and workshops, internship programs, and ongoing research) and how to effectively use it in the curriculum to enhance student learning and/or for personal development for educators. As culmination to this workshop, Art Works Now will lead an arts integrated poetry activity that encourages participants to express topics addressed in workshop series.
For more information, contact:
Dr Synatra Smith, PGAAMCC Education Coordinator
(301) 809-0440 ext. 104