Calendar: Educator Programs

August 5, 2015
10:00am12:00pm

Indigenous Beauty

Educator Workshop

Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection showcases approximately 120 masterworks of American Indian art, including fine examples of basketry, pottery, sculpture, ivories, kachina dolls, regalia, and pictographic arts from tribes across the North American continent. During this interactive workshop, teachers learn about various artists and artistic techniques represented in the exhibition, discover how these objects were used in daily life, and explore object-based learning strategies.

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, U.S. history, and visual arts, as well as teacher teams from the same school, are all encouraged to apply! All participants receive two CPE hours in Fine Arts—Art: All Levels, Instructional Techniques: All Levels, and Social Studies: All Levels. Also included: classroom resources and activities and a CD with digital images of related artworks, image guide, and mediagraphy of related 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.
Download the registration form.

September 17, 2015
4:00pm7:00pm

Educator Evening in the Cultural District

FREE

The Amon Carter and fifteen 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 education@kimbellmuseum.org or call 817.332.8451, ext. 351.

October 8, 2015
5:00pm7:00pm

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 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 11, 2016.

First-year or preservice teachers are encouraged to register as well as 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.

Download the registration form.

October 15, 2015
5:00pm7:00pm

Texas History

Discover innovative ways to use artworks from the Amon Carter’s collection and special exhibitions to implement your 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.

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.

Download the registration form.

November 7, 2015
10:00am12:00pm

Book SmART: Masterpiece

Read Elise Broach’s Masterpiece 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 observation skills to complete sketching and writing activities about each artwork, visit the museum’s library to see examples of a source of inspiration for a key character, and receive resources and strategies to use with students in the classroom.

Upper 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 the registration form.

November 10, 2015
10:00am4:00pm

Texas History

Discover innovative ways to use artworks from the Amon Carter’s collection and special exhibitions to implement your 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.

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.

Contact Kathy Uhlich at 817.740.3680 or kuhlich@esc11.net for registration and pricing information.

February 11, 2016
5:00pm7:00pm

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

First-year or preservice teachers are encouraged to register as well as 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.

Download the registration form.

March 5, 2016
10:00am1:00pm

Book SmART: Books for Lower Elementary

Prior to the workshop, participants should be familiar with Jeanette Winter’s My Name is Georgia: A Portrait, Virginia Lee Burton’s The Little House, and Paul Fleischman’s The Matchbox Diary. During this interactive session, participants learn about inquiry-based strategies designed to engage students with artworks and help them make connections with the books’ subjects and major themes; creative student art projects that integrate writing, drawing, and experimentation; and anecdotal examples of what worked (and what didn’t) when using artworks with students.

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 the registration form.

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