Calendar: Educator Programs

October 20, 2016
5:00pm7:00pm

Introduction to Museum Resources

FREE

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 museum’s 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.

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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October 29, 2016
10:00am12:00pm

History of American Photographs

FREE

Spanning 170 years of photography’s history, the exhibition American Photographs, 1845 to Now provides a glance at photography’s central role in recording the people, places, and events that have come to define the United States. During this interactive workshop, discover how photographers captured the vastly changing American landscape, from the early documentarian expeditions of the American West to the highly stylized exploits of contemporary photography. While learning about the technological advancements of the camera and how this impacted the medium, participants also discover innovative ways to use photographs to implement American history curriculum. This program will also be offered on Thursday, November 3, from 5–7 p.m.

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

Art, gifted and talented, language arts, science, social studies, and U.S. 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; program materials will be mailed to absent teachers.

Download registration form.

November 3, 2016
5:00pm7:00pm

History of American Photographs

FREE

Spanning 170 years of photography’s history, the exhibition American Photographs, 1845 to Now provides a glance at photography’s central role in recording the people, places, and events that have come to define the United States. During this interactive workshop, discover how photographers captured the vastly changing American landscape, from the early documentarian expeditions of the American West to the highly stylized exploits of contemporary photography. While learning about the technological advancements of the camera and how this impacted the medium, participants also discover innovative ways to use photographs to implement American history curriculum.

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

Art, gifted and talented, language arts, science, social studies, and U.S. 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; program materials will be mailed to absent teachers.

Download registration form."

November 5, 2016
1:00pm3:00pm

Book SmART: A Texas Sampler

FREE

Read Lisa Waller Rogers’s A Texas Sampler prior to the workshop, and then, while at the museum, discover innovative ways to connect the book’s characters, first-person accounts, and narratives with artworks from the Amon Carter’s collection to implement Texas history curriculum. Participants look at and discuss artworks from a variety of media, learn visual literacy strategies, and explore ways to infuse curriculum with images that make Texas history come to life.

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 twenty-five teachers to register will receive a copy of the book. Upper elementary and middle 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.

Download registration form.

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