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Culturally Relevant Teaching through Storytelling Quilts

Cynthium Johnson-Woodfolk, writer and multi-disciplinary healing centered engagement certified Changing Worlds Teaching artist leads this dynamic professional development workshop to engage storytelling quilts as culturally relevant teaching tool and explore how creative reuse of supplies can enrich learning.

Participants will have the opportunity to earn 2 CPDUs, explore their own story through hands on making, learn creative reuse techniques, share best practices with colleagues and shop the CCRx warehouse while supporting two dynamic Chicago-based arts nonprofits (Changing Worlds and Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange).

Workshop Fee is $50 Register here.

Cynthium Woodfolk-Johnson

has worked in the Chicago Public Schools for over 20 years. Her work with teachers and middle school students blends culture, personal identity and artmaking, and projects done with 3rd-12th grade students blends poetry, dramatic spoken word and artmaking with their own ideas that are key to their own design and execution. She is also an adjunct professor at Columbia College Chicago.

Changing Worlds’ mission is "to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art programs that support student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding."

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