For those who know the method of MAPs and PATH: Make it Easy – more explorations with Aaron Johannes, Eilidh Duncan and Shelley Nessman We have had numerous conversations with many of you who want to dig in and improve your facilitation skills and deepen your understanding of the PATH and MAPs process. We are very excited to announce that on January 18th and 19th we will be offering an opportunity for you to do just that! Join us for 2 days of exploring what it means to be a great facilitator, learn and practice some of those skills with … Continue reading PATH AND MAPS: GAIN CONFIDENCE AND SKILLS IN A COHORT OF OTHERS!
Now that this has been formally announced, we can share some great news! Our new ARTbrain project combines a few ideas that Liz Etmanski, Susan Powell and I have been talking about for a while. We were grateful to receive some funding from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture to explore these ideas over the next eight months. Our proposal read, Access to fine arts and humanities education has been almost impossible for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and this project will involve them in thinking critically about how art works, making art, works from art history and … Continue reading ARTbrain – a new project
I spent two years in art school, doing little else but make art. When I graduated they invited me to apply for a place in a new diploma program where I could focus on nothing but print-making, with access to … Continue reading Everything is art
Then I thought, hey And courses I’m teaching – person centred planning for folks with disabilities, leadership and developmental studies through the lifespan – are really exciting too. As usual I am thoughtful about how the support of folks with disabilities, one of the most lively, joy-provoking things to do, is made dull with old scripts based on needs and lacks and deficits… and perhaps that’s the point? If we were to really throw ourselves into the inspiration that folks with disabilities give us – I don’t mean by this a kind of disability-porn too-easy sleaziness – the way … Continue reading Syllabus #CLMOOC
I have been so busy that I haven’t been able to tackle the CLMOOC 6th project which is a wonderful theoretical collaboration between the U.S. National Park Service and educators on geo-mapping the spaces where we come together. And given that we camp every year in the U.S. at these amazing places, it would have been easy and joyful… So much fun and so inspiring to see what others are doing, though. Which always makes me want to participate. But I’ve taken a new half time teaching position in an actual college after years of teaching adults of all kinds in the places where they … Continue reading #clmooc #makecycle6 geolocate your space
Many good conversations and makings during this third cycle of #clmooc. It got me thinking about the stone game, and then I remembered this video I made. This was one of the first gigs* that I had, in which I was graphically recording what was happening in the room and, in this case, online as the facilitator was on an island across the strait, leading the group in a conversation that began with “the stone game.” I had just taken some basic training in graphic recording and my only rule was that I wouldn’t say “no” – a game I … Continue reading #clmooc Learning and Gaming Cycle 3
I’ve been really fascinated by what’s coming across my social media feeds as educators of all kinds have tackled the idea of “reMEDIAtion” over the last week in the #clmooc group. As my avocation is special education for adults, I … Continue reading #clmooc Remediation Make Cycle 2