Amon Carter gallery teachers offer first-hand observations for preparing students who are more comfortable in the museum environment and who are able to focus on and engage with works of art on a deeper level. Participants receive pre- and post-visit classroom activities that include observing and discussing images, further reading, and art-making; successful examples of in-gallery writing and sketching activities that can be transferred to the classroom; and common museum guidelines and organizational tips that help classroom teachers prepare their students for the visit. Participants also learn how to organize and develop a full, rich museum experience that uses writing and critical thinking while also making connections with and supplementing their classroom teaching.
Anyone who plans fieldtrips is encouraged to attend, including administrators, classroom teachers, counselors, librarians, and team leaders, 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.
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 collection 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.
Art, 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.
Region XI handles all registrations and fees for this program. Contact Kathy Uhlich at 817.740.3680 or email@example.com for registration and pricing information