"The Consenses curriculum is itself as beautifully constructed as a work of art... Consenses students experience firsthand that their world views are theirs to create uniquely even as they have a dialogic place in a chain of others.... At the heart of this learning is an affirmation of self and other that transcends the judgment of right or wrong, better or best, and enables students of all learning dispositions to enter the scene on equal footing." -Jessica Hoffmann Davis (Founding director of the Arts in Education Program at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, and author of numerous books on arts learning including Why Our Schools need the Arts. 2008)
Get certified to teach Consenses Curriculum to your community, school, organization, after school or home school program. This Teacher Training & Professional Development will not only prepare you to teach Consenses' multidisciplinary, multi-sensory, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) course but will also open your mind to a whole new world of teaching. A world where there are no right or wrong answers, where the teacher knows no more than the students and where curiosity, risk taking and collaboration are the measures of success. Even if you decide not to teach Consenses' Curriculum in the end, this professional development course will inspire and innovate your teaching, resulting in paradigmatic shifts in your pedagogical approaches.
Taught by Sally Taylor, Artistic Director & Founder of Consenses (See her TED Talk here) and designed with Harvard School of Education graduate students, Consenses PD is the first step into a new way of thinking and teaching.
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"For my part, what you are doing in the curriculum is HEART of the MATTER. It's Wonderful how Consenses works across human senses and artistic media. I am overwhelmed. So clear and magical."
-Jessica Hoffmann Davis (founding director of Arts in Education at Harvard's Graduate School of Education)
After I take this course, what do I get to teach?
Ahhhh, the magical Consenses Curriculum!!! The world is so divided, students feel bored, rebellious and uninspired in class and so many schools have cut funding for their arts programs, limiting student's self expression and ability to listen with curiosity to one another's differences. Let this course act, for your educational community a playground for student's imaginations and a foundation for their curiosity, empathy and understanding of themselves, each other and the world at large. Break out of the box!
Once you take this Teacher Training & Professional Development course, you will be certified as a Professional Consenses Teacher and qualified to teach the Consenses Curriculum (license the curriculum here) to students age 10-100 to help them unpack their confidence, creativity and empathy all while exploring and experimenting with SEVEN artistic mediums (Photography, music, dance, sculpture, poetry, painting and set design).
Consenses Curriculum is designed to be taught in a *classroom setting and comes equipt with lesson plans, teacher scripts, in-class videos and worksheets for 10 Modules (18 lessons-18 hours). The course can be taught over the course of a year (teaching 1 class per week) or over a semester (2x a week, allowing you to offer the course twice under the same subscription). The course culminates with a gallery showing featuring your student's art via Consenses' On-line Educational Gallery beside all other participating schools, lending your students voices to the larger understanding of the nature of reality and uniting them to students all around the world.
A 30-minute one on one Q&A video conference with Consenses Founder Sally Taylor is included in this Teacher Training. In addition to answering your questions, Sally can also suggest modifications you might make to accommodate your specific needs. Scheduling is embedded into this course for your convenience.
*The Consenses Curriculum is not restricted to the classroom setting and has also been taught successfully in the following settings: Orientation programs, extra-curricular settings, homeschooling, camp programs or workshops.Get certified to teach Consenses Curriculum to your community/school/organization/after school or home school program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sally Taylor is an artists and musician.In 1998, reluctant to sign to a major record label, she formed her own, BE Music, and ambitiously produced and recorded three albums (Tomboy Bride, Apt #6S & Shotgun).She and a 5-piece band toured 180 days of the year between 1998-2003. When she retired from the road at age 30 she moved to Boston and began teaching music.She is currently taking time off from The Berklee School of Music to work exclusively on CONSENSES. In this effort she is dedicated to enlarging the scope of artistic collaboration, the recognition of art as a journey, and the exploration of human perception.