CAN Quarterly Workshops: 2022-2023


Professional Learning Communities

November 1, 2022

In the first CAN Quarterly Workshop, we will discuss how arts-based Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) provide space for arts educators to share their expertise and personal perspectives on the target CAN content areas: Social-Emotional Learning and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. They are a place where educators can study their own teaching practice and collaborate with peers on how to improve student learning. PLCs are spaces of affirmation, compassion, and patience as well as supportive environments for risk-taking, vulnerability, and honesty. In this interactive workshop we will explore reflective and reflexive teaching through an equity lens. Arts educators will take away strategies for intentional personal reflection and proactive reflexive teaching practices.


LaSaundra Booth, Professional Development/Grant Project Content Manager, NAfME


  • Josh Streeter: Assistant Professor, Theatre Education, Emerson College

  • Nicole Robinson: Dance Director, AB Miller High School

  • Angie Keedy: Professional Development Specialist, NAfME

  • Dennis Inhulsen: Chief Learning Officer, NAEA

  • Jessica Goffredo-Englehart: Borough Arts Director, NYC DOE


In the accompanying handout, you’ll read about beneficial PLC experiences from current CAN Teacher Leaders. Download the handout here.

Upcoming Workshops:

  • January 5, 2023: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • March 8, 2023: Social-Emotional Learning
  • May 11, 2023: Teacher Leadership

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