Friday, July 19, 2019 - Saturday, July 20, 2019
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
- 250 South Grand Avenue
- Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Friday Share-Out Schedule
(Morning) Session 1: VTS in Secondary and Higher Education
Raquel Rojas, Adjunct Professor at California State University, Los Angeles and VTS Trainer
Madison Brookshire, Visiting Assistant Professor at University of California, Riverside and VTS Trainer
Ian Chang, Writer and Humanities Department Chair at Sequoyah High School, CA
Moderated by Gretchen Baudenbacher, VTS Trainer
What does it look like to use VTS in upper grades levels, from high school to undergraduate and graduate level studies? What changes and what remains the same? Ian Chang will discuss how he uses VTS to support teaching art and literature, Raquel Rojas will address using VTS in art history courses, and Madison Brookshire will discuss using VTS to support critical theory classes and how VTS coaching strategies can support both undergraduate and graduate critiques.
Optional Midday Activities
(Afternoon) Session 2: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) education team: Evaluation findings from school-museum programs; VTS as team reflective practice
Moderated by Raquel Rojas, VTS Trainer
MOCA education staff will share the results of a 2-year evaluation project on their school programs, conducted in collaboration with WestEd. The team will share about their staff culture and community practice, rooted in VTS, which informs all of their work.
Saturday Share-Out Schedule
All-Day Focus on Racial Equity: Decentering Whiteness in Our Institutions and in Our Practice
Kai Monet, Education Program Manager, Teen & School Programs, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) & VTS Coach
Hannah Heller, Doctoral Candidate, Art & Art Education, Teachers College & VTS Coach
Moderated by Yoon Kang-O’Higgins, VTS Program Director
As educators and facilitators, what does decentering whiteness look like in our practice? Kai will share reflections on the labor of liberation for educators of color as Hannah considers what it means to be a white ally as a museum educator. This all-day session includes breakout discussions in affinity groups and large group sharings.
The statements and opinions expressed by panelists, hosts, attendees, or other participants of this event are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor are endorsed by, the American Alliance of Museums.