A collection of traditional Norwegian knives made by Jon Roisen.
Photo by Johanna Weissing. (Left)
The Toivola Volunteer Fire Department and UW-Madison students build the kokko
(bonfire) for the Juhannus Midsummer Festival in Toivola, Michigan.
Photo by John Prusynski. (Right)
Scandinavian Folk Arts in the K-12 Classroom
Organized by Wisconsin Teachers of Local Culture and the Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest Project, funding for participants will cover the costs of substitute teachers, food, lodging, and transportation.
- To learn interviewing techniques that you can teach to your students
- To discover content and curricular connections that you can use in your own classroom or organization
- To gather resources for evolving your curriculum and teaching practice
- To benefit personally from meeting and learning directly from people deeply immersed in their culture
- To engage with like-minded educators from around the state, becoming part of a vital network that values students’ lives and local community assets as content sources
Who’s Invited to Participate?
- All K-12 Educators
- Museum Educators who work with K-12 populations
- Educators from other organizations that work locally to nurture and sustain their community’s culture
How Many Professional Development Hours?
- You can earn 7.5 hours of professional development if you choose to be a part of the programming on Friday, May 3rd.
- You can earn up to 12 hours of professional development if you attend two panel presentations with folk artists on Saturday, May 4th. Saturday’s programming begins at 10:30am and ends at 3pm and will focus on topics relating to folk arts and education.
How can I share information with other educators?
- Download and share a flyer about this opportunity here!
Who should I contact with questions?
Kaitlyn Berle, Wisconsin Arts Board, (608) 266-8106 or firstname.lastname@example.org