Course Details

P023-9235.1M20 - From Posters to Podcasts: Social Activism from the 20th Century to Today

Course Details
Course Description: This course takes place at MFTA and at the NY Historical Society. The purpose of this course is to build teacher content knowledge around 20th and 21st century social activism and explore how current activism can be informed by activism of the past through hands-on art-making and STEAM integration. Participants will trace different types of social activism throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, the modes in which groups communicated their messages, and the historic figures that fought for a variety of causes. After grounding the course in historical content, teachers will consider how to bring a diverse range of voices into their classrooms when teaching these topics. Instructors will then lead teacher through new art-making and STEAM-based skills and classroom applications that will enable them to engage their students in activism today, considering the different platforms that can give their students a voice on modern issues. At the conclusion of the course, instructors will lead teachers through a discussion that reflects on presenting critically conscious historical content to their students, and engaging students in hands-on artmaking and digital learning to help them connect with this content in new and immersive ways. ** Your health and safety is our top priority. In response to COVID-19, MFTA's professional development courses will take place through online learning and optional grab-and-go materials (scheduled, socially-distanced pickups). If we are able to resume courses taught in the MFTA classrooms, participants will always have the option to continue coursework through online learning.
Status: Closed for Registration Registration Deadline: 08/02/2020 Start Date: 08/03/2020 End Date: 08/08/2020
Location: Online CTLE Hours: 45 No. of Credits: 3 Categories: Arts
Restricted: No CTLE Area: Pedagogy Grades: Pre-K,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Danielson Components 1a : Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy
2b : Establishing a Culture for Learning
Education Partner Information
Education Partner: Materials for the Arts Contact:
Instructor # 1: Joy Suarez Instructor # 2:
ASPDP Fee: $125.00 Education Partner Fee: $240.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $365.00
ASPDP Payment Instruction: Finish registration for for the course and pay the Educational Partner fee $240 by credit card at the MFTA website: