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June 23 @ 9:30 am - June 24 @ 3:00 pm

Free 2-day workshop: ‘Supporting the Whole Professor: Overcoming Obstacles and Cultivating Curiosity’

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s Center for Teaching & Learning will be holding a free, fully virtual, two-day workshop for educators, Supporting the Whole Professor: Overcoming Obstacles and Cultivating Curiosity, Thursday and Friday June 23-24. This event is open to all educators, says Mariah Postlewait, Director of the College’s Center for Teaching & Learning, and the focus of this third annual event has shifted from students in higher education to our “front-line educators.”

“We’ve been focused on supporting the student (in previous Teaching & Learning Center workshops), and now it is time to turn an eye to our educators and make sure they are getting attention too,” Postlewait says. Educators “have been shouldering heavy loads long before COVID-19 and that has certainly only become more complex and challenging in the years since. We want to acknowledge their many-faceted lives and offer up programming this year with ‘the whole professor’ in mind.”

For information, email Mariah Postlewait, mpostlewait@pcad.edu

To pre-register, visit bit.ly/PCADTLC

Sessions include: 

  • Creating an Artwork Inventory Database Using Airtable (Douglas Witmer): Learn how an easy-to-maintain inventory system is an incredibly useful tool in the documentation process of being an artist. 
  • Residencies for Artists & Writers (Erin Dorney): How to find opportunities and apply, and what to expect once you’re there. 
  • Art as Self-Care (Salina Almanzar-Oree, Michael Hoober, Natalie Lascek): Participants will be guided through the definition and recognition of secondary trauma, resources for continued learning, and art-based strategies for self-care and emotional regulation. 
  • Value-Driven Content in the Classroom (Holly MosherJustin Phillips): An opportunity to co-construct a holistic framework on which to build universally supportive pedagogy. 
  • Studio Reset: Strategies for Making Art When Life Gets in the Way (Heidi Leitzke): For artists, designers, and creative people who are committed to making art while maintaining a life and career in teaching or related fields. 
  • Building Rubrics & Scaffolding Into the Studio Classroom (William Mammarella and Robert Young): Rubrics and scaffolding help to reinforce for students what they have learned and why it matters. Listen and discuss with studio faculty ways in which these techniques can be implemented into the studio classroom. 
  • TBA sessions (Garrick DorsetAlicia Link, Adam Lovitz)



June 23 @ 9:30 am
June 24 @ 3:00 pm
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