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Teachers College Press to Hold Panel on New Book by MCLA Professor Lisa Donovan Feb. 26

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. —Lisa Donovan and co-author Sarah Anderberg will host a virtual panel discussion, “The Art of Curation to Deepen Practice in Teaching and Learning.” at 3 p.m. on Feb. 26 as part of the launch of their new book “Teacher as Curator: Formative Assessment and Arts-Based Strategies,” published by Teachers College Press.


This panel, which is being held by the book’s publisher, is free and open to the public; register at


Panelists include Beth Lambert, the director of innovative teaching and learning at the Maine Department of Education; Rob McAdams, the director of Partners in the Arts at the University of Richmond, Virginia; and Tiana W. Addai-Mensah, the library media and reading specialist at Miles Jerome Jones Elementary School in Richmond, Va. Anderberg, Donovan’s coauthor, is director of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association’s Statewide Arts Initiative.


About the Book 

“Teacher as Curator” provides a roadmap for using creative strategies to engage both educators and students in the learning process. Focusing on key qualities of culturally and linguistically responsive arts learning, chapters specifically demonstrate how arts integration strategies and formative assessment can be a catalyst for change in the classroom. Readers will be inspired by teachers and practitioners who have donned the role of curator to achieve significant results. Kindergarten–college educators will find research-based protocols and practices that they can translate into any educational setting. In digestible chapters, this resource provides a theoretical base for building artistic literacy into the curriculum and for developing multimodal opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding of content. Learn more at


About MCLA:
At MCLA, we’re here for all — and focused on each — of our students. Classes are taught by educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their students thrive on every level of their lives. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA is designed to elevate our students as individuals, as leaders, communicators, fully empowered to make their impressions on the world. In addition to our 125-year commitment to public education we have fortified our commitment to equitable academic excellence. For eight of the last 10 years, MCLA has been named a Top Ten College by U.S. News and World Report. MCLA also appears on the organization’s list of top National Public Liberal Arts Colleges, as well as on the top 50 schools in U.S. News’ Social Mobility Ranking, which measures how well schools graduate students who receive Federal Pell Grants.


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