Calendar: Educator Programs

July 14, 2017
10:00am12:00pm

The Chisholm Trail

In 2017, the Chisholm Trail turns 150 years old. Millions of cattle traveled it when driven north by cowboys. The trail was used from 1867 through 1884 and ran through Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. During this workshop, the museum’s Senior Curator of Photographs John Rohrbach and Archivist and Reference Services Manager Jon Frembling will bring this important part of American history to life using the artist archives of and photographs by Erwin E. Smith (1886–1947). In addition, local historian and Chisholm Trail expert Dr. Douglas Harman will talk about western artworks connected to the life of the open-range cowboy.

Participants will receive two CPE hours in Fine Arts—Art: All Levels; Instructional Techniques: All Levels; and Social Studies: All Levels.

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, Texas and U.S. history, and visual arts, as well as teacher teams from the same school are all encouraged to apply!
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.

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July 25, 2017
1:00pm3:00pm

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 educator and student programs at the Amon Carter and receive resources related to the collection and strategies offered.

Participants will receive two CPE hours in Fine Arts—Art: All Levels and Instructional Techniques: All Levels.

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

This workshop is limited to ten participants; preregistration is required. Cancellations must be received forty-eight hours in advance of the program or a $25 fee will be charged.

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August 2, 2017
10:00am12:00pm

Book SmART: A Texas Sampler

During this interactive workshop, teachers will get to experience “Gone to Texas,” a game-inspired, hands-on program created by Amon Carter education and archives staff, that uses artworks in the museum’s collection, including Erwin E. Smith photographs and primary sources in the museum’s archives to teach middle-school students about Texas history. Prior to the workshop, participants should read Lisa Waller Rogers’s A Texas Sampler: Historical Recollections, a collection of primary source selections about the daily life of nineteenth-century Texas settlers. While at the museum, teachers will imagine themselves as immigrants who must survive a long journey to Texas and rely on archival materials, such as the Immigrants’ Guide to Texas (1873), to determine essential resources, find ideal areas for settlement, and learn about the people who already live there. Museum educators will provide resources for participants to recreate this game in their classroom and strategies for using primary sources and images to create practical, student-driven experiences that encourage active participation rather than passive learning.

Participants will receive two CPE hours in: English/Language Arts: All Levels, Fine Arts—Art: All Levels, Instructional Techniques: All Levels, and Social Studies—All Areas: All Levels

The first thirty-five teachers to register will receive a copy of the book. Upper elementary, middle school, and high school librarians and art, gifted and talented, language arts, reading, social studies, and Texas history 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.

Download the registration form.

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