Centering Art to Question the World Around Us
In this workshop, participants will learn about using art to create new understandings of the world around us, what we see, how we see it, and how art can enhance students’ understandings of concepts and ideas they face in school and society. Participants will create art, and learn ways to incorporate art for content learning, for imagining, and for addressing social justice issues.
Dr. Christian FaltisProfessor of Bilingual Education, Texas A&M International University
Dr. Christian Faltís is currently Professor of Bilingual Education at Texas A&M International University. He was the Dolly and David Fiddyment Chair in Teacher Education, Director of Teacher Education, and Professor of Language, Literacy and Culture at the University of California, Davis (2008-2016) and Chair and Professor of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Ecology at the Ohio State University from 2016-2020. Christian was a Fulbright Scholar in Honduras. In 2001, he was the recipient of an AERA Distinguished Scholar Award. He was named an AERA Fellow in 2016. He has been Editor of TESOL Journal and Teacher Education Quarterly. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Curriculum & Teacher Education with an emphasis in Bilingual Cross-Cultural Education from Stanford University. He has published more than 100 pieces since the 1970s, including 23 books on language diversity and bilingual education.