The IAEA’s Northeast East Council in conjunction with Freestyle Photographic is sponsoring a free workshop for art educators. The focus of this event is the importance of printing and all the different media available today. The evening will conclude with a presentation/discussion led by Chris Sykora from Deerfield High School on social awareness projects, facilitating students towards self-guided curriculum that is experience based, and using inquiry as the vehicle for learning.
The workshop will be held at Niles West High School on Wednesday, September 24th from 6-8pm. Niles West HS is located at 5701 W. Oakton St. in Skokie. Space will be available for 24 participants. Registration id now open and can be completed by logging on tohttps://ilaea.org/iaea-council-pages/northeast-council/
*All participants will receive a generous gift courtesy of Freestyle Photographic for their participation.
Social Constructivism Applied to the Digital Classroom.
Presented by Chris Sykora
Participants will take part in a presentation and discussion on themes surrounding social awareness projects, facilitating students towards self-guided curriculum that is experience based, and using inquiry as the vehicle for learning.
Discussion will center around applying practical approaches including examples, as well as, theory to contemporary and conceptual art experiences, touching on Olivia Gude’s work on “why we need new art styles for contemporary thought”. Participants will examine the new art styles are about free and creative self-expression and pushing students to being involved in the world. We will talk about how meaning is constructed and how it operates in physical space, valuing experience as much as making, moving outside of the classroom. Learn to value your role as a teacher, and as an artist collaboratively making real art with your students, not under the guise of a standardized curriculum, but with student ownership and free expression as the fuel.
Sign up now, space is limited!