Calendar: Educator Programs

Learn how to use art to make cross-curricular connections at our professional development programs for educators. CPE credits, digital images, and classroom activities tied to state and national teaching standards are provided at each workshop. All workshops are free unless otherwise noted. Space is limited, and 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. For more information or to register, please call 817.989.5030 or email education@cartermuseum.org.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
4:00pm7:00pm

Educator Evening in the Cultural District

FREE

The Amon Carter and twelve other area institutions celebrate teachers during this year’s Educator Evening in the Cultural District. During this fun-filled event, see current exhibitions at each Cultural District institution, network with other educators, enjoy great food, learn about educational programs, and receive free classroom resources. Administrators, homeschool educators, librarians, Pre-K–12 teachers at public and private schools, preservice teachers, and university faculty are all welcome. No reservations are required. For more information, email teaching@cartermuseum.org or call 817.989.5031

Saturday, October 4, 2014
10:00am12:00pm

Getting to Know Alfred Stieglitz

Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) had a decisive influence on the development of modern art in America during the early twentieth century. Using photographs from the exhibition Alfred Stieglitz: The Art of Photogravure and paintings from the museum’s collection, get to know this photographer, critic, dealer, and theorist as well as the American artists whose careers he helped launch.

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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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
10:00am4:00pm

Implementing AP U.S. History Changes

Discover innovative ways to implement the newly revised AP U.S. History curriculum framework! Using artworks from the Amon Carter’s collection, learn how to introduce students to each of the seven thematic learning objectives within the concept outline, cultivate historical thinking skills, and refine students’ writing proficiency to prepare for document-based and long-essay questions.

Region XI handles all registrations and fees for this program. Contact Melinda Casey at 817.740.3629 or mcasey@esc11.net for registration and pricing information.

Thursday, 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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Saturday, 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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Thursday, 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.

Download registration form

Thursday, 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

Saturday, 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.

Download registration form

Saturday, 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