Educators converse while sitting around tables in a brightly lit former church sanctuary.

Our friends at Remake Learning just published a piece highlighting our updated Leadership Academy curriculum. Thanks to Bennett and Nico for joining us at Center of Life for our first school-year session of Leadership Academy 2019 in September! This latest blog post spotlights our work updating the Leadership Academy curriculum with teaching artists Celeta Hickman, Dameta Skinner, IAsia Thomas, and Shabaka Perkins.

Over the course of the day, participants worked on action plans, shared new resources, and crafted models of real and fantastic objects for better meeting students’ needs. Teaching artist Becky Gaugler led participants in a Visual Thinking Strategies exercise that examined the artwork of Charles “Teenie” Harris and Alisha B. Wormsley. It was powerful to examine our work through the lens of these local luminaries.

We couldn’t agree more that “the creative arts… are a boundless source of diverse practices and perspectives from which educators can draw to ensure that students’ identities are mirrored in class material.” Thanks again to Remake Learning for sharing our work and being thoughtful participants. You can find other posts highlighting transformative work in the region on Remake Learning’s blog.

Leadership Academy continued this month at Sankofa Village for the Arts. We can’t wait to see where the rest of this year takes us!