Teacher Summer Institute
Teaching from Works of Art
July 20 – 24, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Many teachers want to incorporate arts integration strategies in their classroom, but may feel that they do not 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 session will introduce teachers to the methodology and process of teaching from works of art. Incorporating art in your classroom curriculum can enhance student outcomes in many areas including communication, interpretation, inference, visual literacy, and knowledge acquisition. In this intensive and immersive session, teachers will acquire the skills and tools necessary to teach their students history from works of art through an engaging and meaningful dialog.
Teaching from Works of Art professional development session is available through a competitive application process. Teachers in grades 5 through 12 are encouraged to apply.
Session will include:
Applicants selected will receive:
- Immersive gallery sessions
- Workshops in listening and improvisation with Trike Theatre
- Team-building strategies
- Student demonstrations
- Access to visual resources
- Minimum of 30 professional development hours
- Ongoing support during the school year
The cost for accepted participants is $50
, which includes all materials, breakfast and lunch daily, and a School Visit for your students.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed from April 1 through 30. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by May 10.
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 2014-2015 school year can be made by clicking the link below.
Sponsored by Neff and Scarlett Basore
Professional Development request form
THE WILLIAM REESE COMPANY TEACHER FELLOWSHIP
The William Reese Company Teacher Fellowship seeks to enrich high school curriculum by encouraging research into the development of interdisciplinary connections between American art and core curriculum subjects of language arts, history, social studies, and the sciences. Administered by the Crystal Bridges Library, the Fellowship is designed to encourage creative research projects that draw on the assets of the Library to create arts-integrated curriculum that will enhance traditional teaching methods and student engagement.