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The Art & Media Literacy: Growing Inclusivity, will combine experiential, hands-on practice in art and design, and the study of these traditions past and present, with a critical examination of new strategies for growing inclusivity in participants’ home institutions. The impact of the media in all forms on how visual images speak to diversity in our communities will be a special focus of our Academy. During the four and half days, participants will work with JMU faculty, curators, and preservationists across a wide range of disciplines, including photography, papermaking, printing in letterpress, painting and drawing, museum curating, and historic preservation.
The 2018 Content Teaching Academy sessions begin at 8:30 Monday, June 25 and conclude at noon on Friday, June 29. On Monday-Thursday, the daily schedule is set up much like a high school 4x4 block schedule, with two 1.5 hour sessions in the morning and two 1.5 hour sessions in the afternoon. Breaks with snacks and beverages are provided between sessions in both the mornings and afternoons. Participants who are enrolled in an Academy for graduate credit must attend two additional sessions scheduled from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
The primary check-in period is from 5 to 7 pm on Sunday, June 24. Late arrivals and commuters may check in early Monday morning between 7 and 8 a.m.
Dr. Sarah Brooks, email@example.com, is an Associate Professor of Art History at James Madison University, and a Faculty Associate for Academic Culture, in the JMU Center for Faculty Innovation. Sarah has extensive experience in teaching the arts of global cultures, particularly the arts of the Islamic world. For the JMU Center of Faculty Innovation, she has organized recent public panels on issues of outreach and engagement, including the Media and Gender; Civil Discourse; Community Building; Public Art and the Legacy of the Confederate South; and Freedom of Speech. Before coming to JMU, Sarah worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in public outreach and exhibition curating.
Dr. Karin Tollesfson-Hall,firstname.lastname@example.org, is an Associate Professor of Art Education at James Madison University. She also serves as the Coordinator for the Art Education Program, and Director of Summer Art at JMU. Dr. Tollefson-Hall’s teaching and research interests focus on school improvement, educational philosophy, scholarship of teaching and learning, diverse pedagogies, and teaching practice. She is currently researching new opportunities for outreach and engagement with diverse communities, a topic which she has recently presented on at the 2017 SECAC Conference. Dr. Tollefson-Hall is a past recipient of the Virginia Art Education Association Higher Education Art Educator Award (2012).