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Designer Education for New Millennium Teens Pt2

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Designer Education for New Millennium Teens Pt2

  1. 1. Designer Education for New Millennium Teens (Part 2) Coalition for Jewish Learning’s Teen Days of Discovery, Social Action, and the Arts and Mini-Schools Programming
  2. 10. Teen Day of Social Action <ul><li>Format included nosh, teaching by rabbi, educational programming, lunch, and service </li></ul><ul><li>Attended by 41 teens, including 26 new to our programming--2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative venture with Tikkun Ha-Ir and several community agencies </li></ul>
  3. 27. Jewish Teen Day of the Arts <ul><li>Contracted with Bucketworks, a self-described “playground for the mind” for site and expertise; “values gathering” </li></ul><ul><li>Format included exploration of Jewish identity through a compelling arts experience, nosh, creation of objets d’art, and sharing of creations </li></ul><ul><li>Attracted 20 teens </li></ul>
  4. 32. Mini-School of the Arts <ul><li>Community partnerships—Example: Young Jewish Filmmakers’ Project-- a partnership with docUWM </li></ul><ul><li>Community as classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Low time commitment/high interest content and activities </li></ul><ul><li>“ Architecture” of the curriculum—“form follows function” </li></ul><ul><li>Each mini-school program will produce some tangible objet d’art that can be shared with the community </li></ul><ul><li>Artists as teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory board of local artists with “cutting edge” ideas and connections to possible staff </li></ul>
  5. 33. Proposed projects--2007-2008 <ul><li>Dance/Drama-a dance installation piece pair with a series of one-act plays based on the same theme—possibly the chain of Jewish history </li></ul><ul><li>A large work—mural or mosaic in a public space, paired with text study to help develop content </li></ul><ul><li>A second film </li></ul>
  6. 34. Proposed New Mini-Schools <ul><li>Social Action Seminar and Practicum </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental projects in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrew/Israel studies combined with a trip </li></ul><ul><li>Text-based sessions on high interest topics </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Holocaust Theater </li></ul><ul><li>Technology based investigations </li></ul><ul><li>Dance/Music/Art/Poetry/Prose/Graphic Novels </li></ul>
  7. 35. Proposed Teen Day of Hasbara <ul><li>Israel education </li></ul><ul><li>Retreat setting </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with Hillel Foundation of Milwaukee </li></ul><ul><li>College students as mentors </li></ul>

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