Amon Carter gallery teachers offer first-hand observations for preparing students who are more comfortable in the museum environment and who are able to focus on and engage with works of art on a deeper level. Participants receive pre- and post-visit classroom activities that include observing and discussing images, further reading, and art-making; successful examples of in-gallery writing and sketching activities that can be transferred to the classroom; and common museum guidelines and organizational tips that help classroom teachers prepare their students for the visit. Participants also learn how to organize and develop a full, rich museum experience that uses writing and critical thinking while also making connections with and supplementing their classroom teaching.
Anyone who plans fieldtrips is encouraged to attend, including administrators, classroom teachers, counselors, librarians, and team leaders, 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.