MCA Curriculum Slam! 2015


The Curriculum Slam is a forum for educators to showcase fresh, creative ways to bring contemporary art and ideas into the classroom. Meet educators whose work embraces the spirit of inquiry and innovation. Hear how they engage students with the contemporary. Forget the curriculum fair. At the Curriculum Slam, the MCA hands educators the mic!

2015 Presenters include:

Allison Beaulieu
Conceptual Art: The Idea Makes the Art

Steve Ciampaglia
Hip to Be Square: Creating 8-Bit Art Games with Scratch

Catherine Conde and John Neff
Curator in the Classroom

Kris Derek Hechevarria
Mind Over Matter: Performative Actions and Mindfulness

Nick Hostert
Beyond the Wall: Bringing Artworks to Life Through Augmented Reality

Jake Myers
Getting Good at Being Bad

E. Mauricio Pineda
Art as an Agent of Community Healing

Kate Thomas
From Abramović to the Classroom: Teaching with Performance Art

Lisa Wax
Installation Art in a Public School Setting: Is it worth it?

Hosted by Robbie Q. Telfer

Sign up to attend!
We encourage you to attend to gather ideas, connect with your peers, and fuel your teaching practice. The Slam, like all MCA teacher programs, is free and open to all educators. Space is limited and registration is required. Register online here, or call 312.397.3841. Attendees receive CPDUs. Vouchers for free parking in the MCA garage are provided, pending availability. Public transportation is recommended.

For more information, please email us or call 312-397-3841.

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A room is full of people sitting in rows of chairs, taking notes, and looking up at a projection of a presentation, while someone speaks at the front podium.
MCA Chicago Curriculum Slam!, May 6, 2014
Photo: Joshua Longbrake, © MCA Chicago