Calendar: Educator Programs

July 25, 2017
1:00pm3:00pm

Introduction to Museum Resources

Educator Workshop

This program is now full. Email education@cartermuseum.org to be placed on the waiting list. Or register for the Introduction to Museum Resources program on August 4th.

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.

Download the registration form.

August 2, 2017
10:00am12:00pm

Book SmART: A Texas Sampler

Educator Workshop

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.

August 4, 2017
1:00pm3:00pm

Introduction to Museum Resources

Educator Workshop

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. Email education@cartermuseum.org to register.

September 14, 2017
5:00pm8:00pm

Educator Evening in the Cultural District

FREE

The Amon Carter and thirteen 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 schoolservices@fwmsh.org.

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