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Walter Hood Design for Witness Walls

Project Based Learning Event for Teachers

Metro Arts has partnered with the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation and a cadre of six area teachers to develop project-based lesson plans centered on the new public art project, Witness Walls. Walter Hood’s artwork, due to be installed next to the Metro Courthouse later this year, commemorates Nashville's role in the Civil Rights Movement. The teachers are ready to share their lessons plans with their fellow educators on Wednesday, February 25 at a professional learning event. Funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission, this free professional development day includes lunch. Space is limited so register today:

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WHO: Metro Arts, Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation, Special Collections Division of the Nashville Public Library, Artist Walter Hood, and teachers!
Professional Learning event. Educators who attend this event will walk away with complete middle and high school lesson plans and resources that connect Tennessee Academic Standards in the areas of art, history, English language arts, and physics to this monumental artwork and the important history surrounding it. Participants will learn about local Civil Rights resources from the Special Collections Division of the Nashville Public Library; will engage with Metro Nashville Arts Commission staff regarding the history of the Witness Walls project and other public art projects; and will participate in a Q & A session with artist and creator of Witness Walls, Walter Hood (via teleconference).
Nashville Public Library, Main Branch/Downtown, 615 Church St.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee. This professional development training is open to all content area and all level classroom teachers, arts specialists, curriculum coordinators, teaching artists, principals, and/or administrators who are currently working with a K-12 school.

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A public art Selection Panel is comprised of artists, community and business representatives, architects, landscape architects and other design professionals and Metro representatives. This panel reviews submissions for a public art project and makes recommendations to the Public Art Committee.

Metro Arts strives to form selection panels that are diverse and appropriate to the specific public art project. Though voluntary, the demographic data and resume upload included in this form will assist Metro Arts in accomplishing this goal.

Metro Arts looks for individuals who are thoughtful, willing to listen to others' opinions and are able to represent a specific viewpoint that is relevant to the public art project. Self nominations are welcome.

Please understand that not all recommendations may be used.

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