Online Curriculum 2017: Women Raising Voices Against Violence. This curriculum unit was collaboratively produced with students from Springfield Conservatory of the Arts, and is titled "Women Raising Voices Against Violence." This was part of our larger unit of study: "Women of our Worlds." See the unit plan with resources at this link of the peer-reviewed Curriculum Portfolio site of CSATE/Caucus of Social Theory in Art Education, sponsored by NAEA's Digication Curriculum site.
See more in video below of the power point-with-audio from NAEA Curriculum Slam 2016
It was exciting to be part of the 2016 NAEA Curriculum Slam highlighting my students' work titled "Women Raising Voices Against Violence." The Slam was led by Olivia Gude with "DJ-Jamey- James Rees" and Lydia Ross of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago who did an amazing job curating the whole event with her teacher's advisory board! Thrilled to be a co-slammer with Jake Myers, Miriam Dolnick, Ryan Guillard-Patton, Charles Garoian, Justin Clumpner, Laura Boban, Kris Derek Hechevarria, and Rochele Royster.
Watch the video above or download a Power Point file of my talk with audio below.
I am updating more arts-based curriculum units to support radical thinking about PK-12 curriculum to be posted here soon. It is useful to note that my approach to curriculum, and my use of the term "radical" is influenced by Paulo Freire from Pedagogy of the Oppressed:
“The radical, committed to human liberation, does not become the prisoner of a 'circle of certainty' within which reality is also imprisoned.
On the contrary, the more radical the person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can better transform it.
This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled.
This person is not afraid to meet the people or to enter into dialogue with them.
This person does not consider himself or herself the proprietor of history or of all people, or the liberator of the oppressed; but he or she does commit himself or herself, within history, to fight at their side.”