The Power of Story: A Museum Study of Art, Activism, and Narrative

Feb 29, 2024

Local Learning is partnering with Art In Motion School in Chicago to support a Museum Studies Professional Development workshop Saturday, May 4, for the REACH project, funded through a Department of Education grant awarded to the Distinctive Schools Network and University of Southern Florida PAInT program, directed by Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton. Site visits to the Chicago History Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago will frame learning for 30 teachers on the topics of narrative, identity, and representation. Museums provide multiple pathways into the stories of people and communities. However, decoding the narratives and connecting them in specific ways to standards and learning goals needs intention in order to not replicate harmful, dominant narratives that museums may also represent and teach—directly or indirectly. A small honorarium is available for teachers at REACH project schools. Contact Lisa Rathje at if you want to learn more.

May 4, 2024
Registration will be available March 15, 2024.

This Saturday Professional Development is an integral component of the national REACH grant supported by Distinctive Schools and the Florida Center for Partnership for Arts Integrated Teaching at the University of South Florida.