Thursday, July 30 (4pm – 5:30pm) — Google Classroom 101

Get more comfortable teaching remotely over Google Classroom. Join teaching artists Amanda Adams-Louis and Danilo Randjic-Coleman for this deep-dive tutorial into the Google Classroom platform, as they demonstrate how arts educators can navigate and utilize it for all of their remote teaching needs. 

Duration: 90 minutes

Intended Audience: Teaching Artists & Educators

Materials needed for this session: Participants should have an active Google account if they wish to follow along with the tutorial

Presenters:

Amanda Adams-Louis, Program Coordinator/Lead Educator, CUE Teen Collective | Instructor, High School 2 Art School | Teaching Artist, Arts Connection and Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

Lafotographeuse (née Amanda Adams-Louis) is a photographer, art educator, college counselor and cultural producer based in Brooklyn, NY. Born in the U.S. and raised between Europe, Africa, North America and the Caribbean, Lafotographeuse’s teaching practice is informed by her experience living, learning and working abroad. Amanda earned her BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute and is Studio Art an alumna of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Currently, Amanda is a teaching artist with Arts Connection and Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. She is an education consultant at the CUE Art Foundation where she coordinates and facilitates a full year, experiential, visual art program for teens. Amanda is college counselor with the Queens Council on the Arts where she co-facilitates High School 2 Art School, an art college preparation program. Amanda has used Google Classroom in her teaching practice for the past 3 years. She has exhibited her photo based artwork at Union Theological Seminary, Brooklyn Museum, CCCADI and Aljira. Her imagery has been published in MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, ARTnews, Huffington Post and Time Out NY. Amanda has received photographic commissions from Alvin Ailey, Pepsi, Levi’s, Budweiser and Urban World Film Festival.

 

Danilo Randjic-Coleman, Teaching Artist, ArtsConnection

Danilo Randjic-Coleman is a filmmaker and musician who has been a Teaching Artist with various NYC organizations since 2011. He began his work with young people with a focus in documentary film, and has since expanded his repertoire to include stop motion animation, video art, and podcasting, among others. Over the last 9 years, he has completed over 50 residencies, both in school and after school, in every borough in New York City, and with students of all backgrounds, educational levels, and ages. After the COVID pandemic struck NYC in March, Danilo transitioned into online teaching, and spearheaded an asynchronous stop motion course with students at IS 75 in Staten Island. Students in that class have independently created over 30 short stop motion videos under Danilo’s guidance.

 

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