Evening for Educators at the Wadsworth Atheneum

SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE     Issue 18     October 26, 2012

Evening for Educators at the Wadsworth Atheneum

Please come to the Wadsworth Atheneum’s major teacher professional development sessions offered this fall:

Election Day Workshop

Art: A Primary Context for Student Learning
Tuesday, November 6, 9am-3:30pm
Fees: $40; $35 for museum members. $30 for groups of five or more.
.5 CEUs

To register, call (860) 838-4046.

Art is not an accessory to learning; it is a primary context for transforming your teaching and improving student achievement. Visit us for a day of enlightenment, discovery, innovation, and fun, with gallery sessions taught by our museum educators. An opening address will be given by representatives of CREC Museum Academy in Bloomfield, CT. A full listing of the day’s break-out sessions can be found below. Come ready to participate and leave inspired!

Fear Factor: How to Conquer Your Trepidation of Teaching with Modern and Contemporary Art                    
Getting Down and Dirty: Art-making Activities Inspired by Our Permanent Collection
Learning to Look: Reading Images and Creating Dialogues around Works of Art
Off the Wall: The Academic Potential of Decorative Arts and 3D Sculpture      
The ABCS of Art: Early Childhood Education in a Museum Setting      
The Writer’s Notebook: How Artworks Act as Creative Prompts for Student Writing

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