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Folk Arts in Education

Professional Development Workshop
Albany, NY
October 21, 2011



Folk Arts in Education: Professional Development Workshop for Artists and Teachers

Celtic Hall, 430 New Karner Road, Albany, NY
Friday, October 21, 2011, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Led by Arts in Education Specialist Dr. Amanda Dargan of City Lore, Inc.
Featured Artist: Andes Manta

MEET traditional artists from a variety of backgrounds

DISCOVER resources available for arts in education

MAKE curriculum connections to traditional arts

ENHANCE local learning possibilities

Andes Manta


Amanda Dargan holds a Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Arts in Education Director for City Lore, Inc., a folk arts organization in Manhattan. In a joint effort with the Bank Street College of Education, Amanda Dargan pioneered a program of staff development sessions and seminars for teachers, administrators, and artists on how to integrate cultural studies and the arts into the core curriculum. Through a national initiative, Amanda Dargan and Paddy Bowman of the National Task Force on Folk Arts in Education have offered these trainings on how to effectively and creatively use students’ and communities’ resources in classrooms throughout the United States.

The New York Folklore Society’s programs are made possible in part with public funds from the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Council on the Arts

NEW YORK FOLKLORE SOCIETY ♦ 129 Jay Street ♦ Schenectady, NY 12305 ♦ 518.346.7008 ♦ Fax 518.346.6617 ♦ nyfs@nyfolklore.org