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NWTA Network presents: Meeting Students Where They Are

June 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Teaching Artists! Join Right Brain and our friends in the Northwest Teaching Artist (NWTA) Network for an event welcoming teaching artists of all disciplines. The goal is to provide a space for teaching artists to share and learn from peers, allowing us to connect and strengthen our professional community. Who is a “teaching artist”? Active as both an artist and educator and/or mentor Teaches independently and/or for an arts or cultural organization Works as a visitor in an educational setting…

Portland Art Museum 1219 Southwest Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Imagine This! A Creativity Symposium for Educators

June 20, 2018 - June 22, 2018

The Right Brain Initiative invites educators to participate in three days of active learning hosted by the Portland Art Museum and the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. Imagine This! helps classroom teachers, arts specialists, principals, curriculum directors and teaching artists deepen their ability to integrate the arts into the K-8 classroom setting and provide unique arts learning experiences for students. The 2018 symposium theme is “Igniting Social Justice through the Arts,” leading participants to explore how creative…

Portland Art Museum 1219 Southwest Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 United States

SHIFT: An experiment in fashion design

September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join the Regional Arts & Culture Council, along with some of the region’s most innovative design thinkers during our second annual celebration of equitable education, creativity in the classroom, and sustainable fashion benefiting The Right Brain Initiative. Whether participants are novice creators or seasoned taste-makers, in our second annual runway show we invite both rookies and established designers/design teams alike to debut runway garments made from recycled materials and found objects. Whether glued or stapled, sewn or woven, each piece will…

The Leftbank Annex 101 N Weidler Street
Portland, OR 97227 United States

Right Brain Information Session

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for the first info session of 2019! Learn more about The Right Brain Initiative and our work to promote whole-brain learning through creativity and arts. Whether you’re a prospective volunteer, teaching artist, parent, educator, or community member, we’ll provide you with basic information about how we partner with educators to keep students engaged in the classrooms. We'll present for about 30-minutes—providing an overview of our program and opportunities to get involved—leaving the rest of the hour open for questions and…

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