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TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE ARTS

Arts Partners

In Their Shoes: Practicing Radical Empathy in the Arts Classroom MINI-COURSE Essential Question

Teaching Artists

Arts Teachers

How can arts educators practice radical empathy and prioritize their connection with students while also achieving the arts learning outcomes set forth by the program? Radical empathy requires educators to humanize the experiences of students by developing authentic connections aimed at not only understanding what they are facing, their challenges, and hopes, but to also strive to share their feelings and provide real support. In this mini-course, facilitators will hone in on challenges specific to participants by tailoring the content of sessions to meet immediate needs. Subjects explored in this interactive and practically-grounded mini-course will include a combination of the following topics: ∞ Exploring the difference between empathy and radical empathy ∞ Checking our assumptions about students, who they are, and what are they facing ∞ Meeting the needs of students in authentic and respectful ways ∞ Impacts of trauma, violence, poverty, and systemic racism on students, arts organizations, and teaching artists ∞ Choosing culturally-relevant anchor works of art ∞ Sharing power in the classroom and empowering youth voice ∞ Creating spaces that support active and engaged learning ∞ Challenges to practicing radical empathy in the arts classroom ∞ Balancing empathy with lesson or project rigor

Alignments Arts Partner Standards of Practice: ORG 2a, 3b | INST 1b, 2a, 3b Framework for Teaching: 1b | 2a, 2c, 2d | 3e | 4a, 4c, 4d, 4e

18 | Professional Learning Catalog

Profile for Ingenuity

Amplifying Essential Voices: Professional Learning Catalog, 2019-20 School Year  

Ingenuity and the CPS Department of Arts Education are pleased to present the 2019-2020 Professional Learning Catalog, Amplifying Essential...

Amplifying Essential Voices: Professional Learning Catalog, 2019-20 School Year  

Ingenuity and the CPS Department of Arts Education are pleased to present the 2019-2020 Professional Learning Catalog, Amplifying Essential...