This week and next I'll be writing up a few summaries from my visit to Scotland in early August. I was lucky enough to attend the International Teaching Artists Conference in Edinburgh. It will come as no surprise to my teaching artist friends that Eric Booth is the driving force behind it. He has found some wonderful colleagues from Norway, Australia, and Scotland who are in league with him, and we here in New York are hoping to host the next gathering. This was the third iteration of the conference (thus the acronym, ITAC3). It was my first visit, but other New York colleagues had attended the past two conferences, including Sarah Johnson, Hilary Easton, LeeAnn Westover, and this year Jean Taylor, Barbara Ellman, and Jose Velez, all from Lincoln Center Education.
I was inspired by many of the presentations and workshops, and of course I could not get to all the rich offerings, but I do want to share a few that struck me most deeply, and so I'll be doing that in this little micro-burst of blogging. Like a late day thunderstorm in August, I promise it will be brief and hopefully a little noisy, too!
Tomorrow look for a piece about mobile phone films from Syria.