Educator Workshop: Social-Emotional Learning and the Arts for Meaningful Student Engagement

October 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please note: This program was originally scheduled for October 1, but has been moved to October 8. We appreciate your flexibility.

During these difficult times, the core competencies of social-emotional learning have taken on added importance: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. These are the skills that will help all of us, students and educators alike, to develop internal resilience and to create community even in a remote learning environment. The arts and creative practices can play an important role in developing these skills and can be integrated into many subject areas. Join us for a workshop to explore connections between arts education and SEL competencies for educators in all disciplines and grade levels.

This online workshop will be facilitated by Carolyn Hazel Drake, Portland Public Schools Visual Arts TOSA; Jonathan Hill, cartoonist, illustrator, and educator; and PAM staff.

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We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the workshop. Please contact by October 2 with any accessibility requests.

Please review these readings in advance of the workshop.



The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.