Resources

 
  Design Thinking for Educators   This toolkit contains the process and methods of design along with the Designer’s Workbook, adapted specifically for the context of K-12 education. It offers new ways to be intentional and collaborative when designing, and empowers educators to create impactful solutions.    Learn more

Design Thinking for Educators

This toolkit contains the process and methods of design along with the Designer’s Workbook, adapted specifically for the context of K-12 education. It offers new ways to be intentional and collaborative when designing, and empowers educators to create impactful solutions.

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  The Dreamspace Project   Alyssa Machida is a writer, artist, and educator based in Detroit, MI. She is currently an Interpretive Specialist at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Working at the intersections of art, education, and social justice, she is dedicated to building critical pedagogy and anti-oppressive frameworks into museum practice. She has developed The Dreamspace Project, a workbook seeking to unearth the complex ways that our lives and work not only intersect with, but are deeply rooted in global systems of oppression.    Learn more

The Dreamspace Project

Alyssa Machida is a writer, artist, and educator based in Detroit, MI. She is currently an Interpretive Specialist at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Working at the intersections of art, education, and social justice, she is dedicated to building critical pedagogy and anti-oppressive frameworks into museum practice. She has developed The Dreamspace Project, a workbook seeking to unearth the complex ways that our lives and work not only intersect with, but are deeply rooted in global systems of oppression.

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  Arts Ed Collective: Arts Ed Profile   The LA County Arts Education Profile survey was administered to all 2,277 public schools in LA County to learn about the quantity, quality and equity of arts education. They found that nearly every school offers at least some arts instruction, and most schools offer at least two disciplines. At the same time, they found troubling inequities that reflect disparities in the wider society.    Learn more

Arts Ed Collective: Arts Ed Profile

The LA County Arts Education Profile survey was administered to all 2,277 public schools in LA County to learn about the quantity, quality and equity of arts education. They found that nearly every school offers at least some arts instruction, and most schools offer at least two disciplines. At the same time, they found troubling inequities that reflect disparities in the wider society.

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  Art Education + Social Justice Book Club   Art Education + Social Justice Book Club engages readers in an exchange of readings and dialogue regarding contemporary issues in the arts, arts education and social justice.    Learn more    Art Credit:  Jane Mount

Art Education + Social Justice Book Club

Art Education + Social Justice Book Club engages readers in an exchange of readings and dialogue regarding contemporary issues in the arts, arts education and social justice.

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Art Credit: Jane Mount

  Course Curriculum: Can You Hear Me Now—Connecting to Visitors through Real Stories of Artifacts and Place   This curriculum is intended for use by service providers  (field service programs, state and regional museum associations, etc.), consultants, and others who present training workshops for paid and unpaid staff of museums, historical societies, historic houses and other organizations. The curriculum content is based on standards in the StEPs program and geared for small- to mid-sized organizations.    Learn more

Course Curriculum: Can You Hear Me Now—Connecting to Visitors through Real Stories of Artifacts and Place

This curriculum is intended for use by service providers  (field service programs, state and regional museum associations, etc.), consultants, and others who present training workshops for paid and unpaid staff of museums, historical societies, historic houses and other organizations. The curriculum content is based on standards in the StEPs program and geared for small- to mid-sized organizations.

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  MASS Action: Museum as Site for Social Action   The Minneapolis Institute of Art, in collaboration with stakeholders across the field, is creating a platform for public dialogues on a variety of topics and issues affecting our communities locally and globally, leading to actionable practices for greater equity and inclusion in our institutions. MASS Action launched in October 2016 with a gathering of 50 museum practitioners for an action-oriented conversation around topics of equity inside the museum, relevant programming, and community engagement.     Learn more

MASS Action: Museum as Site for Social Action

The Minneapolis Institute of Art, in collaboration with stakeholders across the field, is creating a platform for public dialogues on a variety of topics and issues affecting our communities locally and globally, leading to actionable practices for greater equity and inclusion in our institutions. MASS Action launched in October 2016 with a gathering of 50 museum practitioners for an action-oriented conversation around topics of equity inside the museum, relevant programming, and community engagement. 

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