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Local Learning Strategic Planning Report

Local Learning Strategic Planning Report

The Local Learning board and staff gathered immediately prior to the annual AFS meeting with consultant Lisa Mount in Baltimore on October 14 and 15, 2019, to craft a bold vision for the future of the organization and to gain guidance on creating a robust network and...

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2019 Annual Report Published

Local Learning is pleased to announce our 2019 Annual Report is now available. We invite you to learn more about the work that we have completed in the past year, including data about our audiences, donors, Journal of Folklore and Education publication, and more. Read...

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More Than the Right Questions

More Than the Right Questions

A Workshop on Interviewing for Learning and Engagement Interviewing is a core methodology of folklore that in educational spaces teaches important details about cultural context, artistic expression as communication, and the ways stories can help us better understand...

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2019 AFS Education Track–Plan your conference

2019 AFS Education Track–Plan your conference

The American Folklore Society Meeting will be held in Baltimore, Maryland October 16-19, 2019. The full program includes many events and panels that will be of interest for educators and folklorists doing public programming that interests with learning! Below is a...

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More Than the Right Questions

Announcing Publication of the Art of the Interview

The Journal of Folklore and Education, Vol. 6 (2019) is now available at online and is freely accessible to all our readers. Chief among the tools of folklorists and other ethnographers, interviewing allows us to glimpse the ways that others live, create, and believe....

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Registration Open for Rochester Workshops

Culture, Community, and the Classroom: Professional Development for Educators and Artists Free for Western New York Teachers and Regional Traditional Artists Location: Genesee Valley BOCES, Le Roy, NY Workshop Dates: June 27-28, 2019 This innovative workshop model...

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Common Ground published by JFE

Local Learning announces publication of Volume 5 of the Journal of Folklore and Education, a special issue working at the confluence of culture, environment, and education. From Indigenous ways of knowing to cultural stewardship, art environments to children’s...

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Register Now for Buffalo Professional Development

Register Now for Buffalo Professional Development

Please join Local Learning and a very special group of faculty and mentors in Buffalo for artist and educator professional development. The training will happen August 21-22 at Erie 1 BOCES. Attending teachers can receive CTLE credits. Educators will learn that folk...

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Local Learning Welcomes Intern Eleanor Miller

Local Learning Welcomes Intern Eleanor Miller

Local Learning Has a New Intern! My name is Eleanor Miller, and I am excited to be interning for Local Learning this summer! Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, I am currently pursuing my MA in Folk Studies at Western Kentucky University (WKU). With a track in...

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Lisa Rathje blogs for Arts Education Partnership

Lisa Rathje blogs for Arts Education Partnership

Supporting Student Agency, Engagement and Success Through Inclusive Folk Arts Pedagogy As a folklorist, I know that narratives based in racism, sexism and other ideologies of power and control act insidiously (and often invisibly) in our schools and communities to...

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2018 Teacher Institutes List

2018 Teacher Institutes List

Teacher Training in Folk Arts, Folklife, and Oral History SUMMER 2018 Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, advocates for inclusion of folk and traditional arts and culture in the nation’s...

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Pathways to Student Engagement

Pathways to Student Engagement

Our first e-bulletin for 2018 reminds us that formative experiences in our youth can prepare us for a lifetime learning. Also, read about upcoming Local Learning workshops, important deadlines for the American Folklore Society and Journal of Folklore and Education,...

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