Pre-Texts Workshops train participants in the use of art making as a pedagogical tool to interpret texts. In general, the workshops consist of five sessions, each of which is approximately 3 hours in-length. Workshop participants work with one text throughout the duration of the workshop.

The first training session introduces teachers to Pre-Texts through their participation in model activities that are led by a Capacity Builder. These activities familiarize participants with the basic protocol of Pre-Texts and prepare them to develop and lead their own activities.
The subsequent four training sessions are devoted to teachers developing and sharing their own art-making activities with the group, giving them a chance to facilitate and to receive constructive criticism. The workshop helps teachers to learn the basic, malleable protocol of Pre-Texts and to consider how to design arts-based activities that could be incorporated into their current syllabi.
Although Pre-Texts principally trains teachers of all levels and socioeconomic contexts, it is also a valuable tool for youth workers, administrators, graduate students and others engaged with all processes of teaching and learning difficult texts.



Guadalajara International Book Fair
November 01, 2008
  • Universidad de Guadalajara
  • Guadalajara, Mexico
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Workshop at the ICA
April 05, 2010
  • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Boston, U.S.
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Literature Out Loud
June 01, 2011
  • Wiseman Education , Fun n' Friends Learning Center
  • Shenzhen, China
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