JOIN US AUGUST 14 - 15 FOR OUR FREE CONFERENCE
AUGUST 14 - 15
9 AM - 4 PM
AT PROVIDENCE ¡CITYARTS! FOR YOUTH
891 BROAD STREET, PROVIDENCE, RI 02907
Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth, as managing partner of The Rhode Island Teaching Artists Center, and RISCA present - Around the Table : building an educators’ tool-kit for unifying the classroom through art, a free two-day professional development workshop.
Around the Table will help you build a versatile tool-kit you can use to: establish engaging cross-disciplinary projects; promote equality between educators and students; sustain positive classroom management; and create a unified classroom culture.
Around the Table is for public school teachers, teaching artists, artists-in-residency, museum educators, youth workers, and anyone who wants to add to their tool-kit for working with youth.
Around the Table models ¡CityArts!’ teaching approach through our '¡CityArts! Cycle', a roadmap to community art-making and positive youth development. As a conference attendee, you’ll participate in engaging talks, workshops, and breakout sessions that follow the six phases of the '¡CityArts! Cycle': connection; creating a safe space; discovery; ideation; creation; and reflection and presentation.
Conference participants will choose from Classroom Educator, Emerging Teaching Artist, or Veteran Teaching Artist tracks. Local teaching artists, educators, and culture-makers will lead presentations in the following content areas:
- Implicit Bias Training: Understanding Stereotypes and How They Effect Your Classroom
- Nonviolent Communication Training
- Sustaining Positive Classroom Management
- Funding Classroom Projects
- Teaching Artist 101
- Social Justice and Art Integration
- Trauma Informed Education Practices
- Equitable Contract Negotiation
- At the Drawing Board Project Ideation Workshop
Register today at this link! Registration is limited to 100 attendees.
Around the Table is free to attend! Professional development certificates are $55 in advance, and $75 after the conference begins. ¡CityArts! is a RIDE approved Educator Course Network provider. Complimentary breakfast and lunch provided.
RITAC and RISCA are proud to partner with ¡CityArts! for their inaugural conference, which marks the culmination of RITAC. Please join us. Expand your professional know-how, gather inspiration for your upcoming year, and connect with colleagues from around the state.
We can’t wait to see you around the table!
Thank you to Micah Epstein and Natasha Sharpe for their incredible work creating our Around the Table poster and logo design.