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Spotlight on Collaboration Talks Next Week

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Columbia College Chicago’s  Office of Academic Affairs continues the Spotlight on Collaborations Series, a showcase of interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts happening across the campus.

The spring series has moved to a new location, Quincy Wong Center for Artistic Expression, 623 S. Wabash, first floor.  Each presentation will be 15-20 minutes long with another 20 minutes for questions and discussion. The focus will be on how the collaboration has affected student learning and the impact on the faculty members’ approach to pedagogy.

Monday, February 28, 1:00 PM
Quincy Wong Center for Artistic Expression
623 S. Wabash Ave, first floor

The Teaching Artist
Jeff Spitz, Film & Video
Cynthia Weiss, Center for Community Arts Partnerships

Faculty members, Jeff Spitz and Cynthia Weiss, will share the strategies they used to collaboratively teach the Teaching Artist in the Schools course this past fall. Students in this course learned how to create and teach interdisciplinary arts curriculum for public school settings. This presentation will explore the ways that collaboration and documentation, across all artistic disciplines and departments, can support reflective teaching practice.

Alexis Pride, Fiction Writing
Randy Albers, Fiction Writing
Cynthium Johnson-Woodfolk, Fiction Writing
April Langworthy, Center for Community Arts Partnerships
Ron Bieganski, Free Street Theater

Act/Write engages Chicago Public School students in active arts literacy by combining Free Street’s theater training techniques with the Columbia College Fiction Writing Department’s Story Workshop approach to the teaching of writing. Through their weekly involvement with fiction writing artists students learn to trust their imaginative sensibilities through creative play, actively participating as both storyteller and audience.

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