Book Talk: K-12 Landscape Architecture, with Arnaldo Cardona
Please join Teachers College alumna, Arnaldo Cardona, for a discussion of his new book, K-12 Landscape Architecture: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Guide for Art, STEM and Vocational/Trade Educators (Columbus Ohio: Gatekeeper Press, 2021). By introducing Architecture Education and Landscape Architecture Education, Cardona seeks to illuminate the study of behaviors, cognitive processes, problem-solving skills and applications involved in the fields of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Further implications are 1) for educators to see Architecture and Landscape Architecture as ideal themes for Interdisciplinary Curriculum Design and 2) for educators and scholars to see Architecture and Landscape Architecture as Art Disciplines.
Arnaldo Cardona-Rivera completed a Masters in Art and Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in 1994. He served as an adjunct professor teaching Art and Studio in Landscape Architecture courses, while teaching in New York City Public Schools. He went on earn a Masters of Science in Education at the City College of New York. His thesis explored effectiveness of a curriculum in Architecture to master reading skills among special education students. As a teacher he designed and implemented summer and after-school programs in Architecture for elementary and middle school students — becoming a Middle School Coordinator who wrote grants and coached teachers in writing curricula in Art, Engineering and Architecture. Now a retired landscape architect, Mr. Cardona is documenting all of the K-12 learning experiences he has designed over the past 30 years with the goal of publishing them.
Mr. Cardona will be introduced by one of his most influencial professors from Teachers College, Dr. Heidi Jacobs, also a TC alumna, to whom he has dedicated his book. Heidi Jacobs is an author and internationally recognized education leader known for her work in curriculum mapping, curriculum integration, and developing 21st century approaches to teaching and learning.
Mr. Cardona’s companion book, K-12 Architecture Education: An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Guide for Art, Design, STEM, and Career/Technical Teachers was just published in August (Columbus Ohio: Gatekeeper Press, 2022).
Please rsvp with your interest and details by Tuesday, September 27th, and we’ll follow up with a Zoom link.