Weekend Teacher Training & Consenses Workshop
Jan 25-26th 2020
Only 10 Spots Left
Come to your senses! January is the perfect time to take Consenses' Teacher Training with Sally Taylor
This opportunity is a 2-day Workshop you won't forget. First, Sally Taylor will personally take you through Consenses' Professional Development (PD) certifying you to confidently teach Consenses' Curriculum and to deliver the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and artistic skills today's students need to get ahead in the 21st Century.
Over the rest of the weekend you will go on an artistic adventure with 14 other participants into the world of music, photography, movement, sculpture, poetry, painting and set design. You will get firsthand experience of creating Consenses' "Interpretive Chains" and exploring them in a group setting to see both the striking similarities and the nuanced differences of your world views. You will come away full of inspiration, fearless creativity and all the skills and materials you need to bring Consenses to your community.
SATURDAY 9am-5pm: Saturday morning we'll get to know each other. Sally will guide you through the Professional Development which will certify you as a Consenses Teacher. The second part of the day we'll commence our creative adventure. Together we'll be going through the process of creating Consenses' "Interpretive Chains." Throughout the weekend you'll be interpreting one another's art in different mediums and translating what they mean to you into your own artistic creations in the vein of a game of 'Telephone.'
SUNDAY 9am-5pm: Sunday, we will continue interpreting each other's creations, translating them into photographs, sounds, movements, sculptures, poetry, paintings and 3D set design. Finally, we will collaboratively explore our finished "Interpretive Chains," examining and celebrating the nuances of our unique & differing perspectives while reveling and rejoicing in our extraordinary, unaccounted for connectedness and similarities.
After the weekend you'll be a certified Consenses Teacher, AND have access to the curriculum for a full year to teach to the communities of your choice.
The curriculum includes:
- The Curriculum Book with lesson plans, teaching scripts and worksheets
- Access to all the Sally led, on-line videos for in-class viewing (so you do NOT need to be an art teacher proficient multiple mediums to teach this course).
- Follow-up video meetings with Sally to discuss modifications, troubleshoot the curriculum or ask questions.
This bundled learning opportunity is available online for $1,300 which means that for only an additional $200 you can experience the PD with Sally, collaborate with other teachers to create 'Consesnes' Interpretive Chains' AND access the curriculum for a year. Sally only teaches this workshop once a year so, if you're serious about teaching Consenses, don't miss out on this special opportunity.
There are only 10 spots left for this weekend so sign up NOW!!!
"The Consenses curriculum is itself as beautifully constructed as a work of art..."
-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)
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Tell me more about the curriculum.....
Prerequisites: Consenses Professional Development
Communication, Innovation, Problem Solving, Creativity, Analytic Thinking, Collaboration, Knowledge, Ethics, Action, Accountability. Studies have identified these skills as essential for the success of 21st-century students. In a world that is fragmented and divided, it is often difficult for people to consider, relate to or appreciate the perspectives of others. Consenses' Curriculum is a multidisciplinary, multimedia, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) platform that offers students an artistic game of ‘Telephone’ as a vehicle for unity, creativity, understanding, and tolerance. Using SEVEN different art forms (photography, painting, poetry, dance, music, sculpture and set design) the Consenses curriculum promotes self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making.
Sally Taylor created the Consenses Curriculum, in collaboration with Harvard School of Education Graduate students, so that students could learn to use art as a language and a lens through which to see themselves, each other and their world more clearly, compassionately, and expansively. Through the curriculum they learn tolerance and empathy through “listening” to others, not through their words, but through various art forms. CONSENSES positions students to succeed in the world by building the skills needed to be collaborative, critical thinkers with curious minds and contributing members of society.
Consenses is highly effective at spreading the message that everyone’s perspective is equal and valid, helping people to appreciate in new ways, both the limitations and the unique value of their own unique perspectives.
"I can't wait to teach it again!"
- Monique Robichaud, Holderness School, Visual & Performing Art Chair
"I think Consenses has been one of the most enlightening, eye-opening projects I have learned about in a very long time and it has truly changed the way I will perceive and understand art for the rest of my life. I can’t say enough about the project and I’m going to keep sharing it with others who would appreciate its purpose and reason for being created. I can say this is a project I will never forget. Thank you so much!”
- Lissette Velez-Cross, Emerson Student
"I learned that everyone interprets art differently. Not just art, but also life. People have their own point of views, even if you might be seeing the same thing.`"
- Student, Holderness School, NH
WHY USE THE CONSENSES CURRICULUM?!
"I had to write a quick note to say how wonderful it is to have a program like this brought to the school. I found Consenses to be very inspirational and important – not just for art and music students but also for all students – and adults. Working together, listening to other people’s perspectives, hearing what other people bring to the table, using all of our senses in interpreting the world around us, and doing so without worrying if we’re “right” or “wrong” – she is making a program that speaks to each person and helps people grow both individually and together. Personally – I left inspired for the rest of my day!"
- Kristen Belloti, Parent,Coventry Public High School, RI