Robert Shetterly Teaching

Maine Educator Conference

Teaching Truth, Hope, and Creativity: How Arts Can Deepen Any Curriculum

We know it’s Saturday.  We know you might be tired, but we want you to have this experience that will inspire you — for this year or even next year.  Come and experience the courage, the passion, and the energy AWTT portrait subjects and teachers will share.  Use it, store it, ponder it — but most of all have an amazing experience — even on a Saturday!

Join us to explore ways to use the arts to connect curriculum silos and make challenging content accessible. Robert Shetterly, a Maine artist and activist, will inspire us as he unveils his portrait of Representative Rachel Talbot Ross. Educators will have the opportunity to engage with a panel of AWTT portrait subjects as they discuss the issues that inspire their life’s courageous work, activism, and imagination. Teachers who have used the curriculum lessons from Americans Who Tell the Truth in their classes, or are familiar with other ways to integrate social justice into curriculum, will offer interactive workshops. In addition, there will be time to share ideas and build your network with fellow educators.

For those who have not seen the documentary Truth Tellers or wish to see it a second time, the documentary film chronicling the lives of courageous Americans fighting for racial equity, climate justice and indigenous rights through the eyes of Robert Shetterly, a long time activist and artist, will be shown on Sat., Nov. 5, at 8 a.m, before the official start of the conference.

Those who register for the conference by October 18 will receive a free copy of either Portraits of Racial Justice or Portraits of Earth Justice at the event, the latest books from Americans Who Tell the Truth.

All of those registered for the conference will also receive a link to view the film the night before the conference if they choose.

Non-refundable registration includes lunch, a complimentary copy of Portraits of Racial Justice or Portraits of Earth Justice by Robert Shetterly, and contact hours for attendance.

Maine Educators: Go to Eventbrite to register


Nov 05 2022


8:45 am - 3:00 pm




Thomas College
Waterville, Maine


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