“The materials provided through the program combined with the ongoing conversations with other educators in the Art21 program have given me a new understanding of what is possible within the classroom. I’ve been able to tweak, re-vamp and play with the support and suggestions of so many brilliant educators in the Art21 program. It’s a community like no other. I’m thinking deeper than I have in a long time, reading more and talking with people in and outside the program about what Art21 and discovering contemporary art does for learners of all ages.”
—Stacey Abramson, Art21 Educator, Year 6
As a year-long intensive experience, the Art21 Educators program encourages teachers to consider new ways that contemporary art can support teaching and learning both in the arts and when the arts are brought into the classroom to enrich and deepen learning in other disciplines.
This program provides a unique opportunity for participating educators to develop in the following areas:
- Use Art21 and other resources to develop greater knowledge of and expanded perspectives about contemporary art, artists, and themes;
- Use Art21 and experiences with contemporary art, artists, and themes to support innovative curriculum development and teaching across disciplines;
- Use documentation and reflection practices that capture changes in personal growth, student learning, and classroom culture;
- Participate in a professional learning community of supportive and reflective educational practitioners.