Calendar: Educator Programs

October 23, 2014
5:00pm7:00pm

Future Teachers

Attention all preservice teachers! Wondering about how to excite and engage students in your discipline once you are in the classroom? Let the Amon Carter help! During this interactive workshop, museum educators break down and model visual literacy strategies, define shared authority and how it can work in the classroom, and demonstrate the value of infusing curriculum with images. Participants also learn about the educator and student programs at the Amon Carter and receive resources related to the collection and strategies offered. This program will be repeated on February 5, 2015.

Space is limited; preregistration is required. Cancellations must be received forty-eight hours in advance of the program or a $25 fee will be charged; program materials will be mailed to absent teachers.

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November 1, 2014
10:00am12:00pm

Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River

The exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River includes sixteen iconic river paintings and fifty drawings by American artist George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879). By examining these artworks closely, participants discover key steps in Bingham’s artistic process, how he created his artistic persona, and the importance of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers to this body of artwork.

Art, gifted and talented, language arts, science, and social studies teachers from classroom and homeschool settings, as well as preservice teachers, are encouraged to attend, although others may benefit and are welcome to register.

Space is limited; preregistration is required. Cancellations must be received forty-eight hours in advance of the program or a $25 fee will be charged; program materials will be mailed to absent teachers.

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November 20, 2014
5:00pm7:00pm

Book SmART: The Westing Game

Read Ellen Raskin’s The Westing Game prior to the workshop and then, while at the museum, connect the book’s main themes, plot lines, and characters to related artworks from the Amon Carter’s collection. Participants also use clues and careful observation to complete art and writing activities about each artwork that help solve a museum mystery related to the book and receive resources and strategies to use with students in the classroom.

Elementary and middle school librarians and art, gifted and talented, language arts, and reading teachers from classroom and homeschool settings, as well as preservice teachers, are encouraged to attend, although others may benefit and are welcome to register.

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February 5, 2015
5:00pm7:00pm

Future Teachers

Attention all preservice teachers! Wondering about how to excite and engage students in your discipline once you are in the classroom? Let the Amon Carter help! During this interactive workshop, museum educators break down and model visual literacy strategies, define shared authority and how it can work in the classroom, and demonstrate the value of infusing curriculum with images. Participants learn about the educator and student programs at the Amon Carter and receive resources related to the collection and strategies offered.

Space is limited; preregistration is required. Cancellations must be received forty-eight hours in advance of the program or a $25 fee will be charged; program materials will be mailed to absent teachers.

Download registration form

March 7, 2015
10:00am12:00pm

Collection Connections: PreK Part 2

During this interactive workshop, discover what developmentally appropriate, art-based learning can look like in any formal or informal learning setting. Participants learn to connect the cognitive, physical, and social skills of PreK students with related skill-building, object-based gallery activities, questioning strategies, and art projects. Attendance at Collection Connections: PreK Part 1 is not required as new artworks and activities will be included.

PreK teachers from classroom, day care, and homeschool settings, as well as preservice teachers are encouraged to attend, although others may benefit and are welcome to register.

Space is limited; preregistration is required. Cancellations must be received forty-eight hours in advance of the program or a $25 fee will be charged; program materials will be mailed to absent teachers.

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April 11, 2015
10:00am12:00pm

Book SmART: The Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Do your students like clues, games, puzzles, and riddles? Then this is the book for them! Prior to the workshop, read Chris Grabenstein’s The Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, a fast-paced, riddle-filled story with all kinds of humorous and creative clues to help unravel the ultimate puzzle. At the museum, Amon Carter educators provide resources and activities, including puzzles, rebuses, and riddles, that connect the book’s main themes and artworks to help support implementing the book in participants’ curriculum. Art-making and rebus-writing opportunities are included throughout the program.

Elementary school librarians and art, gifted and talented, language arts, and reading teachers from classroom and homeschool settings, as well as preservice teachers, are encouraged to attend, although others may benefit and are welcome to register.

Download registration form