Teaching Truth, Hope, and Creativity: How the Arts Can Deepen Curriculum

September 18, 2022

Learning Opportunity for Maine Teachers

Maine Educator Professional Development Opportunity

Thomas College, Waterville

Saturday, Nov. 5, 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


You’re invited to join us to explore ways to use the arts to connect curriculum silos and make challenging content accessible. This will be a unique opportunity to learn with and from Maine artists and educators. Robert Shetterly, a Maine artist and activist, will inspire us as he unveils his portrait of Representative Rachel Talbot Ross. Educators will have the opportunity to engage with a panel of Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) portrait subjects as they discuss the issues that inspire their life’s courageous work, activism, and imagination. Teachers who have used the curriculum lessons from AWTT in their classes, or are familiar with other ways to integrate social justice into curriculum, will offer interactive workshops. In addition, there will be time to share ideas and build your network with Maine educators.

For those who have not seen the documentary Truth Tellers or wish to see it a second time, the documentary film chronicling the lives of courageous Americans fighting for racial equity, climate justice and indigenous rights through the eyes of Robert Shetterly, a long time activist and artist, will be shown on Sat.,Nov. 5, at 8 a.m, before the official start of the conference. All of those registered for the conference will also receive a link to view the film the night before the conference if they choose. Those who register for the conference by October 18 will receive a free copy of either Portraits of Racial Justice or Portraits of Earth Justice at the event, the latest books from Americans Who Tell the Truth. 


For any questions, email macdok235@gmail.com

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