Spark Change Educator Institute

A Partnership of the Museum of Tolerance
and Creative Visions Foundation

March 26 - 27, 2023

Day One: 10:00am-5:00pm
Day Two: 8:30am-4:30pm

Immerse yourself in the Museum’s unique assets and engage in workshops led by the Impact Education team at Creative Visions on igniting students’ passion for creative action. Aligned to the Common Core and SEL standards, the Creative Changemakers Curriculum teaches students to think critically and creatively through the lens of human rights and sustainable development goals. Walk away with immediate and proven ways to tackle current issues using storytelling and the power of multimedia. Soon to be featured on the Discovery Education platform.

Familiarize yourself with Lessons such as The Story of Changemaker Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The Story of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and lessons on real life changemakers in visual arts, performing arts, and literary arts. You will also learn about effective storytelling and the power of film and video. Educators will work to create a Changemaker Project to share with their students helping them understand some of the nuanced connections and skills students gain as they undertake their own work.

Featuring prominent guest speakers, this institute provides a customized, student-ready, motivational unit of study created to:

  • Apply academic standards to real-world issues
  • Strengthen inquiry, social analysis, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Promote a contextualized understanding of human rights and sustainable development goals
  • Inspire youth creativity as well as civic literacy and engagement
  • Utilize multimedia for meaningful communication and action

Special Guest Speaker: 
Melissa Berton of The Pad Project & Academy Award Winning Film,
Period. End of Sentence.

As Executive Producer, Melissa, with her students, director Rayka Zehtabchi, and The Pad Project team, produced the Academy Award-winning Documentary Short, Period. End of Sentence. With the Oscar win, Melissa and her Pad Project team earned international recognition and launched a movement that goes beyond the screen. The success of the film, and the media attention surrounding it, sparked a global conversation about period poverty and menstrual equity and launched the 501 (c) (3), The Pad Project, into action.

Intended for K-12 teachers of social studies, language arts, film and media studies, journalism, and the arts

Eligible for graduate-level extension credit from the University of San Diego

This program is free!

Deadline to apply for travel and hotel funding March 17, 2023.
Deadline for general registration: March 22, 2023

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