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2020 Annual Report Published

Local Learning is pleased to announce our 2020 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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Local Learning 2020 AFS Reports

As the national arts service organization for folk arts, we share to the field our activities. Given the virtual nature of the meeting of the American Folklore Society, we are sharing in this news post the full report. Resources The Journal of Folklore and Education...

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Teaching the Tulsa Race Massacre

TEACHING AND LEARNING THE NARRATIVES, PLACES, AND LEGACIES OF THE 1921 TULSA RACE MASSACRE Discover how narratives shared through oral histories and contemporary stories shape the meanings of historical events in this interactive 4-day online workshop. Teachers will...

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Welcome to 2020 Summer Intern Taylor Burden

My name is Taylor Burden and I am the summer intern for Local Learning! I am a mother, worship leader, and graduate student pursuing my Master of Arts in Folk Studies at Western Kentucky University. My concentration is in Public Folklore where my research has been...

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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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