Smithsonian Webinar for Educators

November 12, 2020 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
Smithsonian Webinar for Educators @ Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
I’m so excited to be working with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and fifth-grade teacher Raksha Joshi from Austin, Texas.  We have created curriculum to help students with creative writing by injecting art into their lesson through a “Storytelling Scroll on Identity and Community.”  
A K12 education webinar series introducing new ideas about making art and global interconnections for the classroom.

About this Event

A new module series for educators about making art and global interconnections.

What meaningful interconnections can we make with students in our classrooms, and our homes, about important topics around the world?

How can educators and artists collaborate to help our students make these interconnections?

Why is it important for students to think about how they are interconnected with the world?

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is proud to present Making Art + Global Interconnections, a new module series for K12 educators seeking new ideas for the classroom that weave together the processes of art-making and understanding our interconnections to topics and issues around the world.

Over the course of the summer and fall of 2020, four teams of educators, Asian American and Pacific Islander artists and an art historian came together to learn more about each other’s’ lives, why they teach, why they create art or study art, what drives their practice, and what is important to them right now. Through these collaborative conversations, ideas for new art-making lessons emerged that entwine the educator’s, the artist’s, and the art historian’s practice and vision, while centering opportunities for students to reflect on their own global interconnections through art making.

We are proud to share this collaborative project–created by women educators, artists and an art historian–with you. This project received support from the Smithsonian’s American Women’s History Initiative.

On November 12, 2020 at 6:00pm EST, join one of our teams, Educator Raksha Joshi and Artist Monica Jahan Bose, as they introduce their arts lesson, “Storytelling Scroll on Identity and Community.” During this one-hour webinar, they will share their process in creating this lesson for educators, what they learned as they piloted this lesson with students, and how you can do this lesson with the students in your life. The lesson and an accompanying Smithsonian Learning Lab collection will be available to use and download on the day of the webinar.

A Zoom Meeting link will be emailed to you via Eventbrite on November 12, 2020 before our program begins.

We look forward to seeing you!

If you are an educator and have 5-10 minutes to spare, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center would love to learn more about your experience using digital resources in your teaching. Your response will help the Center develop a future educator-centered digital resource about Asian Pacific American stories:

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