Panel Celebrates Outstanding Work and Examines Challenges Faced by Teachers During COVID-19
(MIAMI, FL — May 1, 2020) — Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is proud to partner with the Miami-based non-profit P.S. 305 to host an educator panel on Wednesday, May 6 at 7pm in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week to honor our educators. A Whole New World: Educators in the Digital Learning Landscape, moderated by speaker and author Octavia Yearwood and PAMM teaching artist Darwin Rodriguez, will highlight the outstanding work teachers are doing across the Miami-Dade school district, while giving them the opportunity to discuss their new role and responsibilities, share advice, and build community in the new distance learning environment.
Panelists include Roxana Fleneury, kindergarten teacher at Gulfstream Elementary; Megan Michelle Gabelman, third grade reading educator at Santa Clara Elementary; Tiffany Brave, ninth grade Algebra 1 teacher at North Miami Senior High; and Dwanita Fields, educator at Miami Jackson Senior High. The panel will be broadcast remotely via Facebook Live on PAMM’s Facebook and YouTube.
PAMM’s programming is the largest provider of art education outside of Miami-Dade County Public Schools system. In this time of social distancing, PAMM has continued its mission to support students and teachers with engaging educational resources, including virtual classroom visits, art-making videos, and museum tours through PAMM’s Digital Museum. More information on PAMM’s educational resources can also be found here.
Whole New World: Educators in the Digital Learning Landscape
Teacher Appreciation Week Panel
Moderated by Octavia Yearwood and Darwin Rodriguez
Wednesday, May 6
ABOUT P.S. 305
We aim to provide every Miami child with an education that allows them to achieve their wildest dreams. We envision a Miami where our children grow up to be leaders that use the skills and competencies honed by our education system—and the collective experiences of our people—to create a better future for our city.
From the original South Floridians like the Tequesta and Miccosukee peoples; technological innovators like Jeff Bezos and Sheryl Sandberg; cultural icons like Barry Jenkins, Pitbull, and Celia Cruz; business and government leaders like D.A. Dorsey, Janet Reno, and Maxine Clark, our city is defined by our chispa. We also have the power of our diversity, with people from all over the world coming to make a home on our shores. By challenging ourselves to harness this unique strength, we can serve as a proof point for how schools can support the growth of our individual and collective identities.
ABOUT PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), led by Director Franklin Sirmans, promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture, and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. The 36-year-old South Florida institution, formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, on December 4, 2013 in Downtown Miami’s Maurice A. Ferré Park. The facility is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab, and classroom spaces.
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