PEACE relies on the expertise and wisdom of many people. Each person in the PEACE project brings important experience and ideas. We call ourselves a critical community of practice (CCoP) to ensure that our strength comes from:
- Shared Knowledge that is shaped when we exchange ideas at our monthly CCoP gatherings, our annual institute, and one-to-one dialogue in partnerships. We share ways that the arts can deepen 21st Century Skills (21C), Career, College, & Civic Readiness (CCCR), and Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) education.
- Community that grows over time and encourages participation and willingness to share difficulties, successes, and questions. Our community does not favor any one school district, content area, cultural partner, or artistic discipline. We celebrate hybrid and unique partnerships.
- Practices that focus on arts-based learning, middle & high-school needs and interests, all of those “C” concepts (21C, CCCR, CR-S), and of course sharing our experiences as novices, experts, local, or global practitioners.
Questioning the power, histories, and privileges that can sometimes limit us from stretching and imagining a better world for many generations to come.