Online Speaker Series for Teachers

Getty Education invites innovators and thinkers to share new ideas and boost student learning in the post-pandemic landscape. Join us for a series of online talks on contemporary issues designed to serve teachers from all subject areas and grade levels. Topics include mindfulness, culturally responsive teaching, accessible STEAM education, teacher wellness, media literacy, and creative thinking.

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La Lotería as Creative Resistance: Critical Education and Home Knowledge in Classroom Spaces

Dr. Luis-Genaro Garcia, Professor of Art Education, California State University Sacramento

November 30, 2022, 5-6 pm PST

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Dr. Luis-Genaro Garcia shares how educators can draw on students' familial and cultural knowledge as assets for their social consciousness and academic development through the game of La Lotería. He will provide classroom tools and resources to help educators develop culturally relevant and interdisciplinary teaching practices that critique issues of race, class, and gender in our communities.

Breakout Discussion with Dr. Garcia, 6-7 pm PST
Join us following the webinar for a more in-depth discussion with Dr. Garcia. He will further share the process of exploring Home Knowledge and La Lotería as Creative Resistance.

Dr. Luis-Genaro Garcia is an artist, scholar, and was a high school art teacher in South Central Los Angeles for 14 years, influenced by critical education theory. As an educator, Dr. Garcia draws on the arts and students' socio-political, cultural, and communal knowledge as a tool for social consciousness and transformation, and to spotlight the social and political barriers (past and present) that exist in marginalized communities. He is currently an assistant professor of art education at Sacramento State University, closely working with communities through community-engaged practices.

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Passion, Power, Purpose: Teaching from the Heart

Chanelle R. Walker, M. Ed., the Teacher Wellness Guru

January 25, 2023, 5-6 pm PST

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In this talk, teacher wellness advocate Chanelle R. Walker uplifts and inspires teachers to infuse their passion, power, and purpose into their daily classroom routines, instruction, and teaching environment. This session will be packed with practical and thoughtful strategies to help teachers tap into their intrinsic motivation to boost morale throughout the testing season, the school year, and careers. Using real talk, humor, and reflection, Walker helps empower teachers to proclaim and reclaim their passion, power, and purpose as educators.

Chanelle Walker (formerly McCloud) is known as the Teacher Wellness Guru. She spent more than a decade in the classroom and five years in other educational settings. She inspires educators to greatness through professional development that's about them and done from a teacher's perspective. Chanelle serves as CEO of Professional Inspiration. She founded the company ten years ago, and it hones in on the source that drives individuals to push harder toward their desired results, bringing purpose to the surface. Chanelle holds a BA from Kent State University and M. Ed. from Notre Dame College. She's a two-time "Who's Who in Black Cleveland" award recipient and adjunct professor at Ashland University, Ohio.


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Redefining the New Media Divide: Addressing Social Media, Technology, and Media Literacy in our Post-pandemic Classrooms

Jesse Miller, MA. PgDip

February 22, 2023, 5-6 pm PST

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Students navigating screen time, free-range online choices, and gaming are constant focal points of concern for educators, parents, and caregivers. In this talk, Jesse Miller helps teachers "fine-tune" the student culture of communicating in online spaces and better understand how youth use technology. He covers themes around media literacy, screen time balance, reporting negative online interactions/experiences, and the beneficial use of social media and associated internet tools.

Jesse Miller (MA. PgDip) is a recognized Canadian authority on media literacy, social media education, and digital trends. Currently, Jesse is a sessional lecturer at the University of Victoria. His work focuses on supporting new media literacies and developing curricula and business practices as our technologies are harmonized into our lives. He also focuses on our ever-changing social media engagement and trends in our connected reality of post-pandemic communications. He and his family live in British Columbia, where they work from home, learn in person, play online, and experience the beautiful province they live in by spending a lot of time outside.

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Creativity, Change and Courageous Imagination

Cindy Meyers Foley, Executive Deputy Director for Learning and Experience, Columbus Museum of Art

March 29, 2023, 5-6 pm PST

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Creativity is precisely what we need at times of great change. The volatility of the world we navigate today demands a set of behaviors like tolerance for ambiguity, wonder, curiosity, imagination, and play. Cindy Meyers Foley outlines how teachers from all subject areas can apply the tools of art education to develop thriving cultures of creativity in classrooms and the entire school. She demonstrates how the willingness to model curiosity and enable a type of thinking that imagines the world's possibilities can lead to a more beautiful, just, and equitable society.

Cindy Meyers Foley is the executive deputy director for learning and experience at the Columbus Museum of Art. She envisioned and led the charge to open the 18,000 sq. ft. award-winning Center for Creativity in 2011. Foley has been on the Harvard Project Zero Classroom Summer Institute faculty and regularly keynotes various museum, art, and education conferences. In November 2014, she was a TEDx Columbus Speaker presenting "Teaching Art or Teaching to Think like an Artist." In 2016, she was asked to retake the TEDx stage to present "The Benefits of Boredom." In 2018, Foley received the Ohio Distinguished Educator for Art Education award.



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Art-Based Mini-Mindful Moments for Classroom Management

Erica Curtis, Board Certified Art Therapist

October 19, 2022

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