Category Archives: News

  • What does belonging look like for your learners?

    Posted on October 3, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    This question opened our September News Bulletin as we announced publication of Volume 4 of the Journal of Folklore and Education: Newcomers and Belonging. Also included in this bulletin, find full information about the upcoming Arts Education Workshop and other folklore and education sessions, panels, and forums at the American Folklore Society meeting in Minneapolis, […]

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  • Program Inspired by Journal of Folklore and Education special issue

    Posted on September 27, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    Dress to Express: Youth Outreach  Every summer, students from rural counties surrounding Western Kentucky University are offered a five-week summer program on the campus in Bowling Green. The program is for participants in TRIO Upward Bound (UB). Upward Bound prepares students for college academically, culturally, and socially through meetings during the academic year as well […]

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  • Minneapolis Arts Education Workshop: Focus on the Artist

    Posted on September 27, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    Minnesota artists, educators, and attendees of the the American Folklore Society meeting are invited to a hands-on professional development opportunity to deepen artists’ teaching strategies on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Participants will focus on the relationship of learning goals, instruction, skills building, and assessment. Folklife Education Specialist Linda Deafenbaugh and three artists of the Folk […]

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  • Journal of Folklore and Education “Newcomers and Belonging” now available

    Posted on September 7, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    Local Learning announces the publication of Volume 4 of the Journal of Folklore and Education, a special issue that highlights how educators in K-12, college, museum, and community settings are working positively and successfully with refugees and immigrants across the United States. Download features by and about new Americans and programs developed with and for […]

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  • Local Learning Happy Hour

    Posted on August 23, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    Twenty-five years ago Paddy Bowman and a thoughtful crew of folklorists created a task force that has grown into Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education. Please join our fête of Paddy—who is also celebrating a special birthday this year! This event is a fundraiser to honor Paddy’s legacy and support the […]

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  • Local Learning announces Executive Director

    Posted on May 8, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    Please join the board of Local Learning in welcoming Lisa Rathje as the new Executive Director of Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education. She will direct the administration and programs of Local Learning to meet its strategic plan and ensure the organization’s mission of creating strong partnerships that advocate for the […]

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  • Teacher Training in Folk Arts, Folklife, and Oral History–Summer 2017

    Posted on April 26, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    2017 summer training opportunities for educators in folk arts, folklife, and oral history are now available. Many are open to educators nationwide; others are for local participants. We include some NEH workshops below, and find more at www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programs. Some institutes have application deadlines. Local Learning: The National Network for Folk Arts in Education, funded by […]

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  • Join the Conversation!

    Posted on April 19, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    It is of vital importance for folklorists and educators of all types to come together in this political and social environment to discuss one of the cornerstones of civil society—education. Local Learning will be at the Future of American Folkloristics May 18-20 at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, IN. Please join Lisa Rathje to […]

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  • Arts, Education, and Leadership

    Posted on April 19, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    Local Learning’s Spring quarterly e-bulletin highlighted stories about arts, education, and leadership at national and local levels. New resources include two texts of interest to the field and partner updates from Will to Adorn and LL @ Vermilionville illustrate the important work happening in folklore and education across the nation. We also continue to support […]

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  • Local Learning supports AFS statement on Immigration Executive Order

    Posted on February 8, 2017 by Lisa Rathje in News.

    Below we share the full text of the American Folklore Society statement issued February 1, 2017 in support of that statement. Local Learning understands the field of folklore offers tools, strategies, and resources important to the topic of Newcomers and Belonging. See our call for submissions for the next Journal of Folklore and Education if […]

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