Where do the Parent Coordinators go when school is closed? Well, if you were one of the 80 or so PCs that attended a professional development day last week at Stuyvesant High School, you came to a classroom on the 3rd floor and made books! The MFTA Education Team led by John Kaiser – Nat, Joy, Chase, Louie, and Timothy – were joined by Friends of MFTA Board Member and photographer Barbara Korein and Executive Director Harriet Taub for an afternoon of simple bookmaking projects.
Parent Coordinators from all over the City enjoyed the opportunity to let their creative juices flow, learning some great ideas for Poem In Your Pocket Day. Envelope and accordion books were highlighted and the participants were able to use lots of great MFTA materials including catalogues, sequins, wallpaper from Michael Miller Fabrics and envelopes from the Christopher Norman Collection and the Metropolitan Museum of Art! Everyone left with samples and ideas for how to engage parents in project based learning activities that they can even do at home with their children.
Did you know that MFTA can come to your school to host a Family Art Event? Find out more here.