DR. PATTY BODE
Westfield State University
Social Justice Education.
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NEWS & UPDATES
NAEA's national convention from March 14-16, 2019 at Hynes Convention Center in Boston was inspirational:
Super-session: "Curriculum with Criticality for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion"
was the title of a super-session curriculum panel I facilitated with examples of curriculum units by seven presenters who addressed identity and prioritized inclusion in linguistic, racial, religious, racial, ethnic, abilities, gender, sexual orientation and socioeconomic complexity. March 16, 2019. These critical art educators presented brilliantly:
· Joni Boyd Acuff. Associate Professor at The Ohio State University Department of Arts, Administration, Education and Policy. Columbus, Ohio.
· Rachel (Shuman) Armentano. Art Teacher, Rocky Hill School an independent school in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
· Melanie Blood. Art Teacher, Brockton High School, Brockton Public Schools, Brockton, Massachusetts. (Melanie and Amanda are co-presenting their segment).
· Amanda Gil. Art Coordinator, Everett High School, Everett Public Schools, Everett, Massachusetts. (Melanie and Amanda are co-presenting their segment).
· Christopher Love, Art Teacher, The Rivers School, an independent school in Weston, Massachusetts.
· Kristen Ripley. Art Teacher, Amherst Regional Middle School in Amherst Public Schools, Amherst, Massachusetts.
· Nicole Singer. Art Teacher, Fort River Elementary School in Amherst Public Schools, Amherst, Massachusetts.
"Transgender Identities and Critical Curriculum"
I co-presented with Rachel (Shuman) Armentano & her student, Sam. Rachel's high school student told the story of their journey in transgender identity in school, and I presented a case study of middle school curriculum centered on a photo-text exhibit that, amplifies transgender voices. Interdisciplinary approaches transform teacher understandings and student questioning. March 16, 2019. Saturday.
"Continuing Racial Literacy in Art Education"
I continued our conversation about racial literacy in art education, and participants collaborated in dialogue to stretch boundaries and open barriers. March 14, 2019. T
See my TEDx Talk
I gave a TEDx Talk at TEDxOhioStateUniversity.
I titled the talk: "Art Education as Civil Right." The video is available for viewing online.