Join Local Learning in Miami

Oct 11, 2016

Open this post to find the AFS Education Track, including panels, workshops, and networking for the Miami meeting, our invitation to the Local Learning Happy Hour Friday from 6:30-8:00, and information about the Saturday Education Workshop from 8:30-12:30 featuring National Heritage Fellow Losang Samten.

Education Track Schedule can be found HERE.

Happy Hour Flyer:

Local Learning Happy Hour 2016

Education Workshop on Reading Culture: Ways of Observing and Interpreting for Classroom and Museum Education

This hands-on workshop will engage educators of all subjects and ages, including university, museum, and community educators. Participants will explore a museum exhibit, work with distinguished folk artists, and learn ways to integrate folk arts across disciplines.

HistoryMiami Museum, 101 West Flagler Street; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, October 22, 2016 (Take the free Metromover from the Knight Street Station near the Hyatt Regency to the Government Center Station, trains are frequent

Inservice credit for local teachers. Refreshments provided.

Email Vanessa Navarro at by October 17 if you’re interested in attending. NOTE: This isn’t a commitment, we won’t be taking roll, but we want to ensure enough chairs, coffee, and bagels!

Even if you don’t RSVP, we’ll welcome you!

Can a tradition be read as a text? How can teaching visual literacy influence learning? What are strategies for preparing students for classroom visits with local artists or museum fieldtrips? This interactive hands-on workshop will teach participants to unpack personal traditions, decode museum exhibitions, document folk artists, interpret art forms and symbols, and integrate folk arts and artists across disciplines into classroom and museum settings. The workshop offers multiple points of entry into “reading” as participants access HistoryMiami Museum’s display on Indian classical dance while also learning from Ranjana Warier, an Indian dancer and choreographer who is the museum’s fall resident artist. The workshop also features special guest artist and National Heritage Fellow Losang Samten and folklife educator Linda Deafenbaugh, who will use the award-winning curriculum developed for the Folk Arts – Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS) in Philadelphia to teach about mandalas, their makers, and their community context. Expect an engaging, evocative morning with folk artists, folklorists, and educators. Refreshments provided.

A workshop sponsored by HistoryMiami Museum, Local Learning, and the American Folklore Society Folklore and Education Section, held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society