Read Virginia Lee Burton’s classic Western tall tale Calico the Wonder Horse prior to the workshop, and then, while at the museum, discover innovative ways to connect the book’s characters and major themes to artworks from the Amon Carter’s collection. During this interactive workshop, participants will receive creative ideas to help implement this book in their curriculum, including related artworks with talking points and questioning strategies; art projects and materials; and resources to enhance the classroom connections.
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.
Lower elementary school librarians and art, gifted and talented, language arts, reading, 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.
This workshop is limited to twenty participants; 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.
Join Dr. James L. Thomas, international consultant on early literacy skills, to explore what early literacy means and can look like in your classroom or center! During this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the six early reading skills, how they relate to brain development, and basic ways to integrate them into daily classroom curriculum, including practicing ways to read picture books that dramatically increase language development and applying the dialogic reading method when sharing a picture book. Amon Carter educators will demonstrate how to use artworks to support early reading skills and facilitate art projects that reinforce Pre-K students’ cognitive, physical, and social skills.
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.