Workshop Facilitation

At School and in the Classroom

Workshop Facilitation

What is Freedom?

2019 Integrated Learning Specialist Program. Alameda CA. Co-Facilitators: Juan Manzo, Lindsey Shepard

In this 30 hour course with Bay Area educators we were looking at the the narrative and counter narrative held within the For Freedoms Project. Our inquiry asked: Who is Free? Classroom Architecture and Systems hold power and constrain freedom. How might we shift our teaching practices and let go of traditional classroom structures to hold complex identities and learning styles?

Research, reflective journal practice and multiple entry points through the arts are modeled to support this inquiry.

Print – Organize – Protest

2018 Inventing our Future Conference, Oakland CA. Co-Facilitator: Brennan Popovic, Printmaker

Printmakers have historically connected imagery and powerful text to catalyze social action. How can educators support student leaders with socially engaged art practices to amplify their voice and influence policy?

Embodied Racial Justice: Mobilizing White Anti Racist Activism through Movement Metaphor

2018 Inventing our Future Conference, Oakland CA. Co-Facilitator: Rebecca Prather

By attuning attention to the body’s experiential tracking of dis-ease with racism, one can also hone embodied resolve to intervene in racism as well as harvest strategic practices of anti-racist activism of physical, mental, and emotional agency. The workshop’s container of movement and metaphor will offer an opportunity to create choreographies of courage. All identities and racial affiliations are welcome. The facilitators of this workshop are two white women committed to the lifelong work of racial justice work that requires that white people strategize and commit to deep anti-racist work. We recognize that the trappings of our skin privilege include blind spots and invite the conversation and critique of how to do this work “better” while recognizing that we must actually start the work in order to grow skills.

What Is Your Maker Identity and Why is it Important?

2018 Inventing our Future Conference, Oakland CA Co-Facilitators: Reina Cabezas and Cicely A. Day

Culturally responsive making does more that sit on the surface of technology. It asks the maker to thoughtfully curate their materials and to reach backwards to investigate the lineage and heritage of makers in their family and community. Choose from several immersive projects as a foundation your maker identity.

More to Making Than a 3D Printer: How Making and Culture Collide

2017 Project Zero Perspectives: Making Innovating Learning Conf. Pittsburg, PA Co-Facilitator: Cicely A Day

This workshop will model habits of Culturally Responsive Teaching to expand upon and disrupt white centric dispositions of maker-empowerment. Participants will experience a story circle in which they will share stories about their personal, familial, and cultural making traditions, deepening their own personal connection and understanding of “making.” Participants will also gain an introduction to Agency by Design’s main idea of Maker Empowerment, and three capacities of looking closely, exploring complexity, & finding opportunity, by viewing an example of Maker Empowerment through Cuba’s Technological Disobedience phenomena, which is an intersection of cultural, political and economic making.

Experimenting with Perception, Exploring Arts Based Research

2016 Inventing our Future Conference, Oakland CA

Pinhole camera obscura visors, Origami Microscopes, and Virtual Reality viewers, each allow us to see the world from a shifted vantage point. How do contemporary artists play with ideas of perception (and perspective) in their work? How does their curiosity fuel their own learning? Test, explore and question how these scientific tools lead to generative student driven inquiry.

Documentation is…

2019 California College of Art, San Francisco, CA

Reading a room, asking beautiful questions and making learning visible are key moves for documentation that supports understanding. This workshop is not a lecture but an inquiry that brackets an immersive 30 minute learning segment. We will identify, enact and untangle roles of documentation while modeling best practices.

Artful Practice

2016 Cal State East Bay, Hayward CA

Supporting teachers working toward their Teaching Credential while asking Questions: How does our Art practice inform our Teaching practice? How does a practice of noticing and recording what we notice with words and images help us become better learners? How does student led inquiry build agency and deepen engagement?

As an / Educator / Artivist

2014-19 Alameda County Office of Education. Integrated Learning Department

Arts Integration Specialist and Creative Coach

Faculty, Integrated Learning Specialist Program Program

Documentation for School Transformation Through the Arts

White Educators for Racial Justice, Co-Facilitator

Social Media Communications and Marketing

2019-20 Agency by Design Oakland. Senior Leadership, Fellow

Maker-Centered Learning Working Group: Cultivating a Repair Mindset

2018-19 Studio Pathways / Rise Up Curriculum.

Interdisciplinary Artist supporting the vision of transforming teaching through creative inquiry.

2019 Ashland REACH Youth Center, Cyanotypes in the Garden workshop.

2016-18 Agency by Design Oakland Fellowship

2010-12 Dance anywhere goes to school. Project liaison and administrator.

2012 KQED SPARK Content Presenter

Coach / Mentor

ongoing Faculty, Integrated Learning Specialist Program.

2019 Mentor, Summer Program: Lu Sutton and San Leandro Middle School, Novato, CA

2014-19 School Transformation Through the Arts (STTArts).

Roots International Academy and Alliance Academy, Oakland CA

2011-12 Arts Integration Coach, Jefferson Elementary, San Leandro CA

2010-12 Alameda County Arts Learning Leadership Group Facilitator – Southside

2008-10 Senior Teaching Artist, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA

At School and In the Classroom

2014-18 Roots International, Oakland. Grades 6-8

2014-18 Alliance Academy, Oakland. Grades 6-8

2008-10 Washington Elementary School. Berkeley, CA Grades K-3

2008-10 Rosa Parks Elementary School. Berkeley, CA Grades K-3

2008-12 Kala Art Institute. Berkeley, CA. Artists-in-Schools Lead Teacher

2007-09 Anna Yates Elementary School, Emeryville. Grades K-5

2007-10 Emeryville Recreation Center, Summer, Grades K-8.

2008 Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley, Collaborative Collage Mural

2007-08 Crowden School, Berkeley. Interim Studio Art Instructor, Grades 6-8.