Educator Workshop

During FAM Educator Open Sessions, local educators are invited to lesson plan in the FAM galleries.  This is a free period, in which educators receive professional support in developing arts-integrated lessons.  Educators may choose to work independently on school projects or collaborate with other educators.  We encourage educators to invite colleagues to create in-school partnerships.  At the end of the session, participants share their plans for group feedback.  Participants will receive one Contact Hour for their time. 

Stories of the Land and Its People, Education Project Manager, Andrea Curtis, will lead educators on a private tour of the Stories of the Land and Its People Exhibition of student work.  She will discuss the arts integration projects of the 2014 yearlong program, the logistics of connecting the museum to classroom learning in local public schools, and share ideas how classroom teachers can connect the arts into their everyday classroom lessons.  This will be a great opportunity for teachers interested in working with the Farnsworth in the fall.  You will have a chance to see how other schools have connected the arts into their classroom curriculum and begin planning your own projects.  We are developing units now!
 
Facilitated by Ellen Goldsmith
Description: How does writing about artwork enhance the appreciation of art and contribute to the development of writing? Hands-on activities and discussion will illuminate this question and classroom applications will be explored.


Facilitated by Andrea Curtis, Education Project Manager

Informal meetings are an open time for educators to visit the FAM museum and collaborate and explore arts learning lessons.  No previous experience in arts integration required.  Participants will work with museum educators and fellow participants to create and experience visual learning lessons that connect to classroom learning goals.   Educators may work on individual class projects and initiatives or work in teams during this time.
Contact Hour(s): 1 hour
Wednesday, March 5
Informal Meeting
3:45 – 5:00 p.m., Meet in FAM Main Lobby
Contact Hour(s): 1 hour
Facilitated by Andrea Curtis, Education Project Manager
Description:  Informal meetings are an open time for educators to visit the FAM museum and collaborate and explore arts learning lessons.  No previous experience in arts integration required.  Participants will work with museum educators and fellow participants to create and experience visual learning lessons that connect to classroom learning goals.   Educators may work on individual class projects and initiatives or work in teams during this time.
Isobel is a book designer based in the UK who has been working on illustrated books for publishers such as the BBC, Transworld and The Royal Collection for over 20 years. Isobel will talk about the designer's role in putting a book together for publication showing examples of some of her work and providing some useful tips on layout, typography and design. Pre-registration appreciated: Andrea Curtis, acurtis@farnsworthmuseum.org

Contact Hour(s):  2 hour
Informal meetings are an open time for educators to visit the FAM museum and collaborate and explore arts learning lessons.  No previous experience in arts integration required.  Participants will work with museum educators and fellow participants to create and experience visual learning lessons that connect to their classroom learning goals.   Educators may work on individual class projects and initiatives or work in teams during this time.
Contact Hour(s):  1 hour