Programs for Teachers
Art and Environment
July 10th - 11th 2013 | 8:30 - 3:30pm | $50
Join fellow members of the Arkansas Art Educators for this two-day professional development experience that will enhance your artistic and classroom practices.
Learn more here.
Teacher Summer Institute | Teaching from Works of Art
June 24 – 28, 2013, 8:30 to 3:30 pm
Many teachers want to incorporate arts integration strategies in their classroom, but may not feel that they have the skills. Teaching from works of art can feel overwhelming, especially for teachers who have never taken art history or studio arts. This week-long professional development will introduce teachers to the methodology and process of teaching from works of art.
The application for Teaching from Works of Art has closed.
Saturday Sessions for Teachers
Saturday Sessions are immersive programs that will enable teachers to learn more about the artworks in the Museum's collection, and then incorporate them into the classroom. Teachers will focus on selected works in the collection through hands-on visual and language arts activities, as well as interactive dialogue in the galleries. In this session, teachers will have the opportunity to learn about historical events through the perspective of artists. Artistic intent and context will be explored through interactive gallery discussion, writing, and hands-on art activities. All materials and light refreshments will be provided. Three professional development hours are available to those who attend, approved by the State Department of Education.
There are no new Saturday Sessions at this time. Sign up for our eNewsletter for updates on upcoming programs and events.
Professional Development for your Faculty
Crystal Bridges offers teacher professional development for your school or district faculty. These sessions are led by Museum Education staff and provide teachers with the tools and strategies they need to teach from works of art in the Museum's collection, including images and other resources for use in the classroom. The cost for these sessions is $50 per 25 teachers. Capacity limits us to 50 participants per session.
Request for Professional Development for the 2013-2014 school year will be available May 1st.
Professional Development request form