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2024 Summer News

2024 Summer News

  A Note from Founding Director, Paddy Bowman As the summer unfolds... ...and as most K-12 students wind down their school year and look forward to a break, many of their teachers embark on new learning adventures through summertime professional development...

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Sound Recordings as Primary Sources

Sound Recordings as Primary Sources

Learning with the Vermont Folklife Archive and Teaching with Primary Sources Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 3:30 - 5:30 pm EST This workshop is FREE thanks to generous funding from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program. When you think about primary...

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2024 First Quarter News Updates

Read the latest e-bulletin published February 6, 2024 here! This e-bulletin includes a welcome from our new Board Chair Halle Butvin, updates on summer opportunities, and more. Dear Local Learning Community, I'm excited to begin 2024 as the new Chair of the Local...

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You make our network stronger

As we send this final e-bulletin of the year and reflect on 2023, we took a moment to note some highlights. Local Learning: Connects across disciplines, with 2023 conference presentations at the American Folklore Society, National Art Education Association (NAEA),...

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Albany CCC Showcase 2023

Albany Teacher and Artist Showcase November 18, 2023 | 10:00 am-12:00pm | FREE to attend The Albany Institute of History and Art | 125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210 Welcome to the CCC Showcase. Experience important local artforms and learn what happened when...

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Binghamton CCC Showcase 2023

Binghamton Teacher and Artist Showcase November 18, 2023 | 10:00 am-12:00pm | FREE to attend The Roberson Museum and Science Center | 30 Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905 Welcome to the CCC Showcase. Experience important local artforms and learn what happened when...

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2023 AFS Education Track

Folklore and Education Related Presentations, Sessions, and Meetings at the 2023 AFS Conference, November 1-4, Portland, Oregon A list compiled by the American Folklore Society's Folklore and Education Section. Wednesday, November 1 Rooted through Writing: Connecting...

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Local Learning Botkin Lecture

Local Learning Botkin Lecture

The American Folklife Center's latest Botkin Lecture video features Paddy and Lisa. In "Teaching Culture, Teaching Culturally: The Significance of Folklife Education in the Schools" they present an overview of folklore in K-12 education in the U.S. They also discuss...

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New York CCC showcases announced!

Culture, Community, and the Classroom workshop explores culturally responsive, engaged learning through local traditional arts. It introduces concepts of cultural identity and opportunities to practice ethnographic research skills such as interviewing, note taking,...

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A Cause for Celebration

We recently asked a very special group of individuals, “Do you remember where you were 30 years ago?” Because at Local Learning, we did. In 1993, the Folk Arts in Education Roundtable held at the National Endowment for the Arts explored the intersections of folk arts...

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2023 June News

2023 June News

Read our spring quarterly e-bulletin with updates about summer professional development, news from the field, and our reveal of the 2023-2028 Strategic Plan for Local Learning. Read it here!  

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New Job Posting from Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology

The University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology seeks a museum educator to develop and implement a variety of high-quality, engaging, and innovative educational and public programs that reflect the Museum’s mission, collections, and exhibitions. The programs...

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Announcing our 2023-2028 Strategic Plan

Announcing our 2023-2028 Strategic Plan

In 2019 the Local Learning board and staff met in Baltimore, MD, to think, work, and dream together as a part of a strategic planning process. We drafted a three-year plan that shaped the dynamic ways that Local Learning could strategically continue to nurture and...

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Teaching with Folk Sources at HistoryMiami Museum

Teaching with Folk Sources at HistoryMiami Museum

HistoryMiami Museum (HMM) will facilitate a section of a teacher professional development workshop that will focus on Cuban immigration curriculum content. This workshop is part of a larger multi-day event for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Teachers will work with...

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