SOUTH END STORIES
Trauma Informed Arts Practice : Healing Through History and Creativity
We seek to use storytelling and exploration of identity, through multimedia arts programs and culturally responsive facilitation, to cultivate a safe, engaging, and productive, academic experience for students. Our approach encourages high order thought and stimulates creativity at the highest level of learning, while owning a prominent role for orchestrating change in schools.
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Every student learns through the arts, employs innovation, and is inspired to dream big.
Artists, teachers, advocates, guardians, elders, and students spearhead a transactional movement to innovative teaching, and then opportunities become abundant in project-based learning throughout communities.
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2020-2021 PROGRAMMING UPDATES
It's an uncertain time for everyone, especially students. Which is why South End Stories is developing flexible, trauma-informed, quality arts programming for this year. In partnership with Seattle University, Seattle Public Schools, The Global Unspoken Truths American History Traveling Museum, and many more education leaders in Seattle, we will support students and staff through the next several months with creativity, resilience, and joy.
Here are some things we are providing:
Lesson plans, teaching artists, supplemental programming, and resources for schools and families
One-on-one coaching and support for our partner schools
Professional development for educators around arts integration and culturally responsive pedagogy
Community events aimed at engaging families and staff in conversations around arts-based learning and racial equity
More youth-created and curated content on the blog
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