The Onstead Institute for Education in the Visual Arts & Design and the Department of Art Education and Art History in the College of Visual Arts & Design at The University of North Texas
TEACHING SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH ENCOUNTERS
WITH ART & DIGITAL STORYTELLING
Saturday, October 22, 2016
K-12 art educators interested in applying storytelling and technology to the teaching of social justice and diversity awareness are invited to participate in a three-hour professional development workshop on October 22nd at the Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas.
The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Adetty Perez de Miles of the University of North Texas (UNT). Workshop participants will view and discuss the exhibition Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females -- Tapestries and Sculpture by Linda Stein (H2F2), on view October 26 - December 16, 2016 at the Museum.
The workshop will:
Use the "4B's" (bully, bullied, bystander, and brave up-stander) to
consider the notion of outstanding ethical behavior and actions.
Provide strategies for enacting diversity awareness and incorporating
social justice curriculum in the classroom, such as game development
and digital storytelling, utilizing open-source technology.
Re-imagine what global citizenship can be and highlight the role
of art and education toward social justice.
Demonstrate how the design of digital storytelling facilitates effective
learning and dialogic encounters.
Affirm that diversity awareness can empower people to make a
better world by solving urgent social problems such as conflict and
human rights violations.
The workshop is free, but space is limited. Contact Peter Hyland,
Onstead Institute Director, at to register.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 14, 2016
*Laptop or tablet required. Please download Twine to your laptop prior to the workshop.
Dr. Adetty Perez de Miles:
Dr. Perez de Miles is an assistant professor of art education in the department of art education and art history at the University of North Texas (UNT). She earned a Ph.D. in Art Education and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. Perez de Miles holds Teacher Certification in Art Education (PK-12) and specialization in secondary education. She taught Advance Placement Art History and Studio classes at the high school level. Her research interests include feminist theory and epistemology, socially engaed art practices, and teacher education. Professor Perez de Miles teaches courses in visual culture and pedagogy, secondary methods for pre-service art educators, critical pedagogy, global aesthetics, contemporary Latin American art, and critical theory.
Artist Linda Stein:
Based in New York, Linda Stein has earned a global reputation as a is a prolific artist, activist, and educator. Her H2F2 artwork tells the story of ten female "Holocaust Heroes" and explores the themes of protection, bravery, identity, power, leadership, and justice. Please visit the Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females page on the Museum website to learn more about Linda Stein and her fascinating exhibtion.