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Ann Arbor, MI - Teacher Professional Development Workshop for Little Stones Educational Toolkit

  • University of Michigan School of Education, Room 1322 (map)

Are you interested in teaching about the use of art as a tool for social change? Do you teach students about global issues and solutions?  Register online in advance here.

Come join us for a free, ½ day PD session to view the documentary film, Little Stones, and explore a new, free educational toolkit that supplements the film. Little Stones is a feature-length documentary film on art and women’s empowerment that weaves together the personal narratives of four women who are using art – fashion, street-art, hip-hop and dance – to challenge gender-based violence and empower women and girls in India, Brazil, Senegal, Kenya, and around the world.

Join us on Saturday, December 9th to celebrate the UN’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign (from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, HumanRights Day).  We’ll watch Little Stones, discuss how to engage your students with difficult issues like gender-based violence, and explore the high school educational resources developed by the Center for Education Design, Evaluation, & Research (CEDER).

Resources include:
• 8 Lesson Plans + Final Project

• 2 Arts Workshops on poetry & graphic design for social change

• Film Discussion Guides

• Take Action! Resource Guide

The first 15 high school teachers who sign up to pilot the film, use at least one activity in their classrooms, and share samples of student work will get a free DVD and a complete curriculum binder (limit of one DVD per school if multiple teachers from one building sign up). Discounted copies of the DVD are available to all participants. Registration is free but space is limited, so register now!

Breakfast will be provided. This event will be facilitated by Darin Stockdill, Design Coordinator for the Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research at the School of Education. Parking is available on East University using ePark meters, or on Church Street using coin meters. There is also a paid parking structure on the corner of South Forest and Willard, which is only 2 blocks from the School of Education.