In the first segment, Dr. Vivian Nix-Early, master trainer and BuildaBridge co-founder, is in the middle of a 7-hour course on Curriculum & Lesson Planning for the 2011-2012 artist teacher cohort. This training is the third in the series of courses taken before artists begin work with children, and before they finalize their own lesson plans for young students. Dr. Nix-Early emphasizes the resources for integrating national and state standards for the arts. She then analyzes the artist teachers' work on rubrics, a concept new to most artists, but critical to fair student evaluation; and makes a reference to ""workable routes to goals", one of 7 elements of Hope facilitated by the art-making process and addressed in a prior training.
In the second segment, BuildaBridge master teacher and dancer Magira Ross (known as "Mama Magi" to her young students) teaches Dinkimini, a Jamaican funeral dance of West African origin, to the 2011-2012 cohort of artist teachers & volunteer classroom assistants attending the All Things BuildaBridge (ATB) on-ground training course, August 25, 2011. The video is used in the online course as an example of teaching method, the pedagogy of progressive learning and integration of metaphor. The song Dinkimini was introduced prior to this segment and was integrated with a lesson on geography and history. ATB is the first training in a series, and these artist teachers are experiencing a lesson "as children" in order to experience and then discuss the various elements and goals of the BuildaBridge Classroom.
In the third segment, Ron Wandering Feather, Native American artist, trains a BuildaBridge group of Artists-on-Call preparing for an Arts for Hope camp with Native American children (middle school) in Montana. His practical and hands-on training is representative of the training provided to artists working with children of different cultures. During this clip (not all shown) he explains the background, patterning & economics of Native American art.