In honor of Black History Month, Teacher Lauren will guide children through the golden age of the Harlem Renaissance with an educational Experience designed to teach about this important time in history. Children may explore the writings of Zora Neal Hurston and Langston Hughes, paintings of Aaron Douglas, and the sounds of Louis Armstrong, among others. Lauren will instruct on the history of the Harlem Renaissance, and share many of the timeless works of art created during the period by African American artists, writers, musicians, and poets. By listening to audio samples, noticing the many layers of jazz, and researching musicians of the time, children will learn how jazz became a unifier of community and culture. Finally, they'll create their own original works of art, inspired by Harlem Renaissance music and art that continues to influence many modern artists today. Lauren will adapt this Experience for your child based on their ages, reading levels, and interests (eg language arts, performing or visual arts).
Educational innovator, award winning teacher, experienced administrator, non-profit founder, and proud mama, Lauren is passionate about teaching. Her decades of experience in education in and out of the classroom and as a Teacher for America alumnus have led her to champion and advocate for innovations in learning, equitable access to education, and developing the whole child. She continues to work closely with children close to home in Colorado, and around the world, with significant contributions to students in Ghana over the past 12 years. Teacher Lauren is exceptional at customizing experiences for the ages, levels, and uniqueness of every child participating.
Lauren is vaccinated against COVID-19.