by Mary Claire Angle
On May 20th, during the last Evenings for Educators of the 2014-2015 season, the Cincinnati Art Museum will be hosting the Arts in Education Idea Share in partnership with Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Arts Education (GCAAE). The Idea Share is an event in which local arts educators are invited to submit proposals to present their creative teaching practices from the classroom, galleries, or community at large. Presentations are brief and fast-paced as they utilize the PechaKucha 20×20 format – a style of presenting that displays 20 images or slides for 20 seconds each.
Architects, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture developed the PechaKucha 20×20 presentation format in 2003 in Tokyo, Japan as a way to limit one’s speaking time. By giving each presenter a set-time to share their ideas, there is available time for numerous people to share during one event. Since 2003, PechaKucha 20×20 events have occurred all over the world and the originators have even trademarked “PechaKucha Nights” and the presentation format. Therefore, each PechaKucha Night is part of a growing global network of events focused on fast-paced idea sharing.
The great thing about PechaKucha Nights is that not only are there multiple perspectives and ideas, or in our case teaching practices, shared in one event, but that it gives everyone the opportunity to be the expert of their domain and to take the stage to share on their expertise.
At this year’s Arts in Education Idea Share there will be 11 presentations from arts educators across Greater Cincinnati. Presenters come from schools and organizations including, Cincinnati Public Schools’ Dater High School, University of Cincinnati, Visionaries + Voices, and the Taft Museum of Art, as well as others. Come hear from fellow arts educators about their creative and innovative lesson plans and in the process add to your teaching practices toolbox.
The event begins at 4:00 pm with a meet and greet hour in the Great Hall. All presentations will be from 5:00-7:00 pm, along with Q&A time, in the 5th 3rd Lecture Hall. This program is $20 non-members; $10 Art Museum Members; $5 Students with valid ID. Reservations can be made online or by calling (513) 721.ARTS. For additional information visit our website or the event website.