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Calendar: Educator Programs

February 11, 2016
5:00pm7:00pm

Introduction to Museum Resources

Are you looking for new and innovative ways to excite and engage students in your discipline? 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.

First-year or preservice teachers are encouraged to register as well as experienced teachers from homeschool or classroom settings who are looking for ways to refresh curriculum with images and learn about museum 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.

February 23, 2016
10:00am4:00pm

Getting to Know Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975) was a leading American painter and muralist in the twentieth century. During his career, he depicted topical subjects that included race, social forces, and the impact and importance of the American West. Using artworks from the exhibition American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton, participants learn about the artist’s life, the important role he played in shaping American visual culture, and how his artwork helped define American identity during the twentieth century.

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.

To register, click here or contact Kathy Uhlich at 817.740.3680 or kuhlich@esc11.net.

March 5, 2016
10:00am1:00pm

Book SmART: Books for Lower Elementary

Prior to the workshop, participants should be familiar with Jeanette Winter’s My Name is Georgia: A Portrait, Virginia Lee Burton’s The Little House, and Paul Fleischman’s The Matchbox Diary. During this interactive session, participants learn about inquiry-based strategies designed to engage students with artworks and help them make connections with the books’ subjects and major themes; creative student art projects that integrate writing, drawing, and experimentation; and anecdotal examples of what worked (and what didn’t) when using artworks with students.

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 the registration form.

April 7, 2016
5:00pm7:00pm

Getting to Know Thomas Hart Benton

Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975) was a leading American painter and muralist in the twentieth century. During his career, he depicted topical subjects that included race, social forces, and the impact and importance of the American West. Using artworks from the exhibition American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton, participants learn about the artist’s life, the important role he played in shaping American visual culture, and how his artwork helped define American identity during the twentieth century.

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.

Download the registration form.

April 16, 2016
10:00am12:00pm

Collection Connections: Pre-K Part 3

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 Pre-K students with related skill-building, object-based gallery activities, questioning strategies, and art projects. Attendance at Collection Connections: Pre-K Part 1 and/or Part 2 is not required as new artworks and activities will be included.

Pre-K 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.

Download the registration form.

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