Calendar: Educator Programs

June 11, 2015
8:30am4:30pm

STEAMin’ it up in the Cultural District!

Professional development for K-12 educators

Location: Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)
Keynote speaker: M. Brooke Byerley, Ph.D., Editor, Botanist, & Living Roof Coordinator at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Cost: $40
Lunch will be provided.

Who should apply? K-12 science educators and administrators from homeschool, classroom, and preservice settings, as well as gifted and talented teachers.
Participants will receive seven Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours, Gifted/Talented renewal hours, digital images, electronic resources, and classroom activities.

Join educators from five Fort Worth institutions for a day-long professional development workshop that explores biodiversity and how you can use it in your science classroom!

Presentations include:

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Using Images in a Science Classroom
Explore visual literacy strategies to incorporate images in your daily curriculum.

Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Soil: Where Biodiversity Begins!
Gain a greater understanding of the impact this abiotic factor has on all ecosystems throughout the world, including your backyard.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Planting a Drought-Tolerant Naturescape
Use principles of garden design to add drought-tolerant native and adapted plants to your naturescape.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Engineer It: Naturescape
Learn more about the engineering design process to plan a naturescape for your school.

Fort Worth Zoo
Who’s Been in My Garden/Naturescape
Identify the good, the bad, and the ugly animals in your garden/naturescape.

For more information, including how to register, visit https://donations.brit.org/camp-brit/steam-it-up-. Completed registrations must be received by May 29, 2015.

Questions? Email Tracy Friday at tfriday@brit.org.

June 26, 2015
1:00pm4:00pm

Remington and Russell

Educator Workshop

Get to know the artworks and artists that started it all! Amon G. Carter’s collection of artworks by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell—two great artists of the American West—formed the foundation of the museum’s vast collection of American art. During this interactive workshop, teachers learn about Carter’s collecting practices; explore the lives, artworks, and techniques of these two Western artists; and tour the museum’s archives to gain access to relevant resources available to teachers.

This interdisciplinary program is geared toward administrators, homeschool educators, librarians, PreK–12 teachers at public and private schools, and preservice teachers. Teachers of English/language arts, ESL, gifted and talented, science, social studies, U.S. history, and visual arts, as well as teacher teams from the same school, are all encouraged to apply! All participants receive three CPE hours in English/Language Arts: All Levels; Fine Arts—Art: All Levels; Instructional Techniques: All Levels; and Social Studies: All Levels. Also included: classroom resources and activities and a CD with digital images of related artworks, image guide, and mediagraphy of related resources.

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 the registration form.

July 16, 2015
10:00am4:00pm

Observe, Describe, Analyze, Interpret Part 2

Educator Workshop

The session is currently full. Please register for the July 23 session.

Back by popular demand! Analyze, describe, evaluate, infer, interpret, and observe? Inquiry-based method or dialogical approach? What does it all mean and how can teachers help students understand how to do it? Using artworks from the museum’s collections and special exhibitions, Amon Carter educators explain and model all of these visual literacy strategies. Participants have the opportunity to practice using these techniques and collaborate with other teachers to create lessons that encourage dialogue and reflection. Attendance at Observe, Describe, Analyze, Interpret Part 1 is not required as new artworks, activities, and visual literacy strategies will be included.

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

Contact Kathy Uhlich at 817.740.3680 or kuhlich@esc11.net for registration and pricing information.

July 21, 2015
1:00pm3:00pm

The Art of Looking

Educator Workshop

Samuel F. B. Morse is most widely known as a scientist and inventor, but he was also a leading artist of his time. His iconic painting Gallery of the Louvre from 1831–33 stands as one of his last great artistic achievements. The painting depicts masterpieces from the Louvre’s collection that Morse “reinstalled” in one of that museum’s grandest galleries, the Salon Carré. During this interactive workshop, teachers look closely at and discuss the painting, learn about Morse as an artist, and practice using visual literacy strategies.

This interdisciplinary program is geared toward administrators, homeschool educators, librarians, PreK–12 teachers at public and private schools, and preservice teachers. Teachers of English/language arts, ESL, gifted and talented, science, social studies, U.S. history, and visual arts, as well as teacher teams from the same school, are all encouraged to apply! All participants receive two CPE hours in Fine Arts—Art: All Levels and Instructional Techniques: All Levels. Also included: classroom resources and activities and a CD with digital images of related artworks, image guide, and mediagraphy of related resources.

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 the registration form.

July 23, 2015
10:00am4:00pm

Observe, Describe, Analyze, Interpret Part 2

Educator Workshop

Back by popular demand! Analyze, describe, evaluate, infer, interpret, and observe? Inquiry-based method or dialogical approach? What does it all mean and how can teachers help students understand how to do it? Using artworks from the museum’s collections and special exhibitions, Amon Carter educators explain and model all of these visual literacy strategies. Participants have the opportunity to practice using these techniques and collaborate with other teachers to create lessons that encourage dialogue and reflection. Attendance at Observe, Describe, Analyze, Interpret Part 1 is not required as new artworks, activities, and visual literacy strategies will be included.

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

Contact Kathy Uhlich at 817.740.3680 or kuhlich@esc11.net for registration and pricing information.

August 5, 2015
10:00am12:00pm

Indigenous Beauty

Educator Workshop

Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection showcases approximately 120 masterworks of American Indian art, including fine examples of basketry, pottery, sculpture, ivories, kachina dolls, regalia, and pictographic arts from tribes across the North American continent. During this interactive workshop, teachers learn about various artists and artistic techniques represented in the exhibition, discover how these objects were used in daily life, and explore object-based learning strategies.

This interdisciplinary program is geared toward administrators, homeschool educators, librarians, PreK–12 teachers at public and private schools, and preservice teachers. Teachers of English/language arts, ESL, gifted and talented, science, social studies, U.S. history, and visual arts, as well as teacher teams from the same school, are all encouraged to apply! All participants receive two CPE hours in Fine Arts—Art: All Levels, Instructional Techniques: All Levels, and Social Studies: All Levels. Also included: classroom resources and activities and a CD with digital images of related artworks, image guide, and mediagraphy of related resources.

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 the registration form.

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