Centinela Valley Union High School District
Estella Owoimaha-Church, CTA Equity & Human Rights Award Recipient and 2017 Global Teacher Prize Finalist, is a theatre arts teacher and CTE pathway director at a public high school in Hawthorne, Los Angeles. Due to their desire to help educators feel supported in their practice, Arts Education Fellows Mandy Matthews and Estella Owoimaha-Church created EN-ACT. This digital, nomadic, professional-learning network aims to harness the transformative power of the arts by fostering collaboration amongst teachers, artists, and community leaders, allowing all to feel supported as they integrate the arts, social emotional learning, and human rights education into their classrooms and work.
To do this, EN-ACT will host quarterly Twitter chats, called #EnactChats, in order to crowd source best practices, grant free access to materials, and share teacher narratives. The first Twitter dialogue went live April 14th, 2018 with participants chiming in from Romania, Colombia, Vietnam, Canada, and across the United States, covering several content areas and spanning all grade levels. Owoimaha-Church and Matthews seek to create new content, connect more educators, and build partnerships that support EN-ACT’s mission, vision, and pillars.
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