We are pleased to announce that the Lidè Foundation will be partnering with Kreyatif.org as a presenter our teacher workshop in Haiti on July 17-18. The event will provide teachers with training and resources to integrate creative learning into the classroom. LIDÈ is an organization that focuses on empowering at-risk adolescent Haitian girls through the arts and literacy.
Deputy Director Souerette Rigoden will provide an opening address for the workshop titled, “Multiple Dimensions of Learning Through the Arts.” The presentation will guide Haitian teachers on topics including:
- Sensory connections
- Cognitive reasoning and flexible mindsets
- Metacognition (thinking about your thinking)
That presentation will lay the groundwork for the rest of the conference as teachers test out a number of creative challenges on themes like the arts, brainstorming, communication, and engineering.
A Creative Camp is being offered for 150 students on July 19-20, where the teachers will test out many of the creative activities they learned through the training.
More on the Lidè Foundation
Established by Author Holiday Reinhorn, Actor Rainn Wilson and Executive Director Dr. Kathryn Adams in response to the challenges faced by girls that were made visible in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, LIDÈ programs seek to uplift young women and girls who have been denied equal access to education. LIDÈ trains and employs Haitian teachers and youth program facilitators, and collaborates with grassroots organizations and schools so that programs derive from local needs, strengthen local capacity, and foster the community support girls need to begin their educational journeys. The LIDÈ Foundation believes that arts in education inspires personal empowerment, resilience and self-efficacy. (https://www.lidehaiti.org)