Teacher Summer InstituteTeaching 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:
- 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
Experience exemplary museum practices through inspirational gallery activities, use your own "Portable Studio" for daily visual journaling, exploratory research, receive museum packets, interact with diverse educators, & much more…designed to nurture YOU, the nurturer!