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Summer Teacher Institute: Creating Curriculum with Art (Virtual)

$50 registration deposit
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Educators of all subjects are invited to join us at Crystal Bridges for a three-day interactive workshop designed to inspire you to include research-supported Arts Integration strategies into your pedagogy. As a participant, you will explore Crystal Bridges’ extensive collection while also building tailored lesson plans using Arts Integration strategies. We are excited to present you with a special experience where you can leave refreshed and full of renewed ideas for engaging your students.

Teachers and Educators in a lunch workshop, gathered around a table and talking.

Collaborating with Museum Educators and guest instructors, you’ll explore how Arts Integration can positively impact student success by connecting memorable learning experiences with your curriculum. Through learning and practicing the dialogical method of teaching, a process of student-centered dialogue and exploration, you’ll equip yourself with the resources you need to strengthen your students’ observation, critical thinking, and discussion skills. Arts Integration transcends curriculum to elevate the whole person—as opposed to just the ‘student’ in them—and incorporates wellness, self-care, and socialization components into your classroom.

The virtual workshop is a flexible and accessible option for local and nonlocal educators alike and offers the same core information you would receive at the on-site workshop. While all teachers are welcome, Crystal Bridges offers a unique opportunity to explore American history through the lens of our collection. In collaboration with the Warner Foundation join us to explore American history through art. Educators of all subjects can utilize a historical lens to create more inclusive and welcoming spaces for students to explore history in engaging ways.

In addition to a unique learning experience, you’ll receive 12 hours of CPE credits, classroom resources to take home (including artwork posters with pre-built lesson plans), and a priority opportunity to access special programs for yourself and your students. Additionally, coffee, refreshments, snacks, and lunch will be provided to all participants.

See you there!

Virtual: $50 Registration Fee (Cost $25 + $25 Deposit)*, reserve your spot online or with Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.
*Upon full participation of courses deposits will be refunded to each participant.

About Summer Teacher Institutes

At the Crystal Bridges Summer Teacher Institutes, you’ll get to:

  • Learn different strategies for teaching your subject matter with works of art.
  • Develop your own ready-to-use lesson plans that align with your school’s curriculum and state standards.
  • Connect with a community of teachers to share ideas and best practices.
  • Earn 12 CPE hours with our virtual course and 24 CPE hours in our onsite program. Doing both would earn you the 36 CPE hours required annually by the state of Arkansas.