STUDIO PATHWAYS
 

We center the artist in a process of deep inquiry to create new solutions to our most perplexing social problems.

 
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Our Work

 
Curriculum developed for the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley aa part of the 2019 Othering & Belonging Conference.

Curriculum developed for the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley aa part of the 2019 Othering & Belonging Conference.

Curriculum Development

We create curricular frameworks and learning experiences rooted in a creative inquiry drawing upon neuroscience and cultural and contemporary art practice. Our work navigates pathways from patterns of harm toward reconciliation, inviting the artist within us all to lead for love and liberation.We utilize an in-depth understanding of how the brain and body work, applying the ways that arts support the brain to encode information for long-term memory, for example, as well as how the brain processes information in short bursts, through consistent protocols and cultural portals (the arts) for optimal retention.

A few samples of our curriculum development work include U.C. Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Othering & Belonging Curriculum; World Trust and W. K. Kellogg Foundation’s Racial Healing Curriculum; and Super Awesome: Giant Robot Interdisciplinary Unit for Oakland Museum of California.

 
 
 
Some of the resources we draw up on in our work.

Some of the resources we draw up on in our work.

Consulting & Strategic Planning/ Organizational Development

Studio Pathways serves as pedagogical advisors for professional arts organizations, educational & research partners, non-profits, universities, LLCs and individual educators at large.  This work incorporates our efforts towards collectivism - an understanding of the collective nature of how learners learn and how teachers teach and the belief that ideas that shape the world are best crafted by the hands of many.

Some of our work in this area includes work with Art Corp’s Arts Integration Summer Institute; Turnaround Arts California in partnership with The Kennedy Center for K-8 educators; workshop and lesson design consulting for Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain; and Mia Birdsong, TED Speaker and family narrative change advocate.

 
 
Learning moment from the Conference on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and the Arts at Stanford University.

Learning moment from the Conference on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and the Arts at Stanford University.

Training & Professional Development

We maintain a menu of powerful professional development workshops that can be adapted to meet the unique needs of your learning environment. Our most popular signature training workshops address culturally responsive pedagogy in the arts and have been successfully presented to groups of educators throughout the state, including teams at Stanford University.

Other professional development workshops and learning themes include schoolwide implementation of integrated learning pedagogy and strategies for administrators to increase regional and county impact through the arts.