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Sold Out: Summer Teacher Institute

Learn how to empower and ignite creativity in your students through artwork at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art! Teaching from works of art in the classroom can make all subjects come to life, from history and science, to math, English language arts, and more. This week-long professional development session will introduce teachers to the methodology and process of teaching from works of art and provide them with the skills and tools necessary to teach their students through engaging and meaningful dialogue. Museum Educators from Crystal Bridges and Teaching Artists from Trike Theatre will facilitate interactive and immersive sessions in the galleries and classrooms. You’ll leave feeling energized and prepared to use art in your classroom to enhance student learning in many areas, including communication, interpretation, inference, visual literacy, and critical thinking skills.

This professional development includes all materials, light breakfast and lunch daily.
$50 ($40 for members), registration is open on a first come, first served basis. Please complete the registration form and submit payment to attend. Travel assistance sponsored by Northern Trust. Need assistance with travel? Contact [email protected]

Session will include:

  • Immersive Gallery Sessions
  • Workshops in Listening and Improvisation with Trike Theatre
  • Team Building Strategies
  • Student Demonstrations
  • Access to resources

Participants will receive:

  • 30 Professional Development hours
  • Priority booking for School Tours at Crystal Bridges for the 2017-18 school year
  • Ongoing support during the school year
  • Art resources for your classroom


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July 17, 2017
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:
Bellows & Cassatt