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Curriculum Slam! Showcasing Creative Practice


What’s happening in art, teaching, and learning right now? Join the conversation at MCA Educator Salons. Salons tackle timely pedagogical issues, provide access to provocative speakers, and promote an open exchange among peers and colleagues. This year, Salons will address the theme of Teaching as Creative Practice through a range of lenses. Presentations and dialogue will explore questions that help further our understanding of contemporary pedagogy.

The Curriculum Slam! is a hallmark of our Educator Salon series each year. The Slam is forum for educators to showcase fresh, creative ways to bring contemporary art and ideas into the classroom. Meet educators whose work embraces the spirit of inquiry and innovation. Hear how they engage students with the contemporary. Forget the curriculum fair. At the Curriculum Slam, the MCA hands educators the mic!

The format:

  • 8 presenters are selected by application
  • Each presentation: 7 minutes, 14 PowerPoint slides, 30 seconds per slide

Breakout discussions after the presentations

Join us!

We encourage you to attend to gather ideas, connect with your peers, and fuel your teaching practice.

Apply to present

We are no longer accepting applications for presenters at the 2013 Curriculum Slam. But stay tuned for information about applying for next year's event!

NOTE: MCA teacher programs are free for Illinois teachers. Participants receive CPDUs. Vouchers for free parking in the MCA garage are provided pending availability.


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Support for teacher programs at the MCA is generously provided by the Polk Bros. Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by Crown Family Philanthropies and Discover.