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Beyond the Bamboo Canvas: Innovative Instruction for a Globalized Classroom

November 2, 2018 at 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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This regional conference, Beyond the Bamboo Canvas: Instructional Innovation for a Globalized Classroom, is the culmination of a 2017–18 Instructional Technology Grant, funded by the State University of New York. (SUNY-IITG). Awarded to Assistant Professor Kyunghee Pyun, History of Art, and Professor Elaine Maldonado, director of Faculty Development and Center for Excellence in Teaching, the project seeks to globalize the classroom with emerging technologies and the integration of Asian art and craft into the general curriculum. Click here to learn more about the project.

Keynotes will be delivered by Allan Goodman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute of International Education, and J. Keith Wilson, associate director and curator of Chinese Art, Freer-Sackler Galleries at the Smithsonian Museum. Experts in museum education, instructional design, international education, and heritage preservation will conduct workshops that include demonstrations by Asian craft makers.

The mission of Bamboo Canvas is to present an interactive platform of video links, podcasts, and online lectures as a database explaining art-making techniques of Asian art and design for educational institutions and global audiences and to highlight artistic contributions and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture. We encourage our audience, whether practitioners of art and design or not, to participate in discovery, learning, debate, and inspiration. To learn more about the Bamboo Canvas project, visit bamboocanvas.org.

Major funding for Bamboo Canvas was provided by the State University of New York IITG (Innovative Instructional Technology Grant), Fashion Institute of Technology, Stony Brook University, and SUNY Old Westbury. Additional funding was provided by the Japan Foundation’s Center for Global Partnership.

Funding was also provided by the Faculty Development Grants and Awards Program and the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Fashion Institute of Technology.

For more information, contact Celia Baez in the Center for Excellence in Teaching.

Click here to register.  Space is limited. FIT faculty members do not pay a conference fee. 



November 2, 2018
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Dubinsky Student Center, Eighth Floor
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY United States


Center for Excellence in Teaching
(212) 217-4064