See the ways that the Arts have been integrated into DISE classes this year through workshops organized by Artist in Residence Maria Ezcurra in collaboration with DISE instructors:

Limin Jao’s Math Methods Course: This arts-based math class provided some strategies to expand students’ experiences and understanding of the relation between art, math, and life.

Mindy Carter’s Communication in Education Course: Looking at the environment as the 3rd teacher, students explored their surroundings to understand them in new ways, to perceive how they shape and are shaped by their learning experiences.

Renee Jackson’s Art Class: We worked with the students’ clothes to talk about personal, social and cultural identities and their relation to production processes and consumer choices.

Chloe Garcia’s Communication in Education Course: Looking at the environment as the 3rd teacher, this activity encouraged students to be mindful and considerate to what is communicated in the physical classroom and how the classroom can act as third “teacher” in many ways.

Workshop for the Kindergarten Classroom: Working with Sheryl Smith-Gilman’s students, we created an emblematic garden at one of the building’s walls using recycled and natural materials. We develop the materials together and explored visual ways of thinking and transmitting knowledge.

Sheryl Smith-Gilman’s Communication in Education Course: Looking at the environment as the 3rd teacher, we did a material and symbolic reflection of the students’ physical environment, considering not only the space, but how it relates to and affects our bodies, emotions and relations with each other.

Exquisite Corpse: Exercise to collaboratively explore the relationship between formal education and other kinds of local pedagogies and personal ways of knowing. Activity made with the Mentorship Program for the Mentees from the Kahnawake Survival School (KSS), in collaboration with the Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE), McGill.

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