2023 March News

Apr 24, 2023

Our first quarter news bulletin has information about our growing network. Read more at http://icont.ac/4PKrL

Fittingly, this latest newsletter is reaching you as we kick off spring and the growing season. Local Learning has been growing, too, and we’re excited to share what we’ve been up to.

In New York, our Folklore in Education Network continues to expand. We made new connections at the New York State Council for the Social Studies conference where educators were interested in bringing interviewing and local culture into their classrooms. This summer we are again offering two Culture, Community, and the Classroom workshops in the Greater Capital Region and Binghamton, reaching more teachers, traditional artists, and students. New this year, we are offering two spring workshops for teachers on using ethnographic methods (Hudson, NY) and local primary sources (Glens Falls, NY) in the classroom.

Beyond New York, Local Learning is also leading a workshop for Chicago educators on narrative, identity, and representation in museums.

Our partners have been growing, too. Take for instance Vicie A. Rolling, a 2020 CCC teaching artist who is working on a new production featuring family folklore. Or Traditional Arts Indiana, who is bringing an asset- and folklore-based approach to creative aging programming.

You can learn more about our growth in our 2022 Annual ReportRead about our 2022 programs, publications, finances, and more.

Read our full e-bulletin at Read more at http://icont.ac/4PKrL