AWTT Workshop for Middle and High School Teachers in Lewiston-Auburn



Americans Who Tell the Truth


Operation Breaking Stereotypes


Middle & High School Educators, including administrative, tech, and classroom ed staff, to a free workshop, where you will spend an afternoon learning how to connect your classroom to exciting and meaningful programs that engage students and address standards.

This event is sponsored by USM LAC´s Arts and Humanities Program

 Contact hours are available and participants will receive a certificate of participation.

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"Inspiring Citizenship and Student Performance"

(scroll down to see the invitation letter)

When: Thursday, March 14, 2013


Where: Lewiston-Auburn College Atrium Art Gallery


RSVP: Space limited to 25 teachers & administrators! Register Now!


If you have questions, please contact Connie Carter, Director of Operation Breaking Stereotypes


Professional Development Program

3:30 p.m.       Exhibit Viewing, Refreshments, Registration on Website

4 p.m.             Welcome and Introductions                                                  

4:10 p.m.        Overview of Americans Who Tell the Truth                                                                                      

  • How the project started
  • What drives the project
  • Portrait Stories as Teaching Tools

4:40 p.m.        Words from Natasha Mayers, an Americans Who Tell the Truth Portrait Subject

5 p.m.             Teacher Testimonials  

  • Karen MacDonald -- King Middle School, Portland
  • Connie Carter –- Operation Breaking Stereotypes
  • Rob Shetterly -- Central High School – Louisville, KY

5:30                 Guide to Website

5:45 p.m.        Breakout sessions: opportunities to explore materials, website, and
                                   brainstorm with colleagues. 

6:15 p.m.        Share results/questions/ideas from breakout sessions

6:50 p.m.         Next steps, questions, evaluation.

7 p.m.              Heading home!

AWTT CardsPosters and Books will be available for purchase.

Americans Who Tell the Truth is dedicated to the belief that a profound sense of citizenship is the only safeguard of democracy and the best defense of our social, economic, and environmental rights. Through portraits and stories of exemplary American citizens, both historical and contemporary, AWTT teaches the courage to act for the common good. The original portraits and accompanying resources promote our country´s ideals, illuminage the necessary work of the present, and inspire hope in the future. 

Operation Breaking Stereotypes is a non-profit, service-based organization working with schools to help students address ethnic, socio-economic, gender, and racial stereotypes through writing, reading, music, photography, and personal connections.                                    

Invitation Letter

Dear Teachers:
As you begin a new semester, we offer you a great professional development opportunity to add a new
dimension to your teaching.
Americans Who Tell the Truth and Operation Breaking Stereotypes invite you to a free
workshop, "Inspiring Citizenship and Student Performance". The workshop will be held
at the Lewiston-Auburn College´s Atrium Art Gallery, March 14, 3:30 – 7 pm. We are excited to offer you this opportunity to
frame your course content in a meaningful real world context as you guide your students to become
informed, courageous citizens.
A selection of Rob Shetterly´s Americans Who Tell the Truth (AWTT) portraits will be on exhibit at
the Atrium Art Gallery from February 27th until March 14. Apart from being inspiring and stimulating
paintings, they have, over the past decade, proven to be accessible and effective classroom tools,
especially in the visual and performing arts, social studies, history, and English/language arts disciplines.
Come be part of a presentation and conversation about how AWTT materials have and can be employed
in classrooms to increase student interest and performance. In Louisville, Kentucky, where the portraits
have been a part of public school curricula for four years, students have demonstrated improved
attendance, retention and performance. This workshop will acquaint you with AWTT, its educational
resources, connections to content and standards, and ways to use this material in your school and
Presenters include AWTT artist Rob Shetterly, an AWTT portrait subject, and, a teacher who has used
AWTT in the classroom.
The space will be limited to the first 25 teachers and administrators who wish to attend. 
Please register to reserve your space or email me to ask a question. Feel free to suggest this to other teachers
in your building or district. We are encouraging people to come as a team – administrator, content area
teachers, students – whatever you feel constitutes a "team" at your school!
Connie Carter, Director
Operation Breaking Stereotypes