Educator Workshop

The Lincoln Center International Educator Workshop is for educators and arts administrators who are interested in learning about imaginative teaching and learning through aesthetic education. Participants will experience performances and visual artworks, guided by art-making explorations that have been designed by Institute Teaching Artists.

This week’s gallery experience will explore how we can use artwork to advance literary goals in the classroom.  Educators will engage in abridged gallery activities with Education Project Manager, Andrea Curtis.  Educators will participate in each activity and reflect on ways to incorporate these strategies in their own classroom.  No previous experience needed and all materials will be provided.  All educators are welcome to attend. 
 
This workshop will begin with an overview of various programs you can use to showcase student work with a broad audience.  The second half of the afternoon gives educators a chance to try out some of these tools for themselves.  If you are curious about iMove, Blurb Books, YouTube, altered digital photography this may be the workshop for you.  You can preview some of the material we will cover at ccskindergarten.wikispaces.com/eCreate.
 
Materials:  Please bring your school laptop (Mac) and any digital student work you would like to workshop with (i.e. student photos, videos, scanned artwork, text files, auto-files, etc.).       
 
 
Workshop 4:00– 6:00 p.m.
Note: We will be in the galleries 4:00-5:00 p.m. and move to the Gamble Center for an activity 5:00-6:00 p.m.
 
In this workshop we will explore connecting poetry to the visual arts in the Farnsworth Museum galleries. Poet, Ellen Goldsmith, will guide us through engaging activities that we can do at the museum and in the classroom. Contact Hours: 2         
 
Register: Email Andrea L. Curtis at alc674@mail.harvard.edu
 
 
Workshop 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.
 
This meeting is an opportunity for educators to experience an arts learning lesson in the galleries. This activities-based exercise in object-based thinking is designed to be collaborative, engaging, and will be followed with a discussion on classroom applications. Contact Hours: 1.5          
 
Register: Email Andrea L. Curtis at alc674@mail.harvard.edu
 
Guest Presenter:
 
Workshop 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
 
In Photography I, we practiced taking photographs and learned about easy photography lessons we can do with students in the classroom. Photography II explores the next step of the process.   How do we take student photographs from our cameras and create school projects such as books and movies?  
 
This workshop is a tutorial on how to download images from our cameras to our school computers using iPhoto. We will focus on how to manage multiple student files and practice uploading student projects to various programs such as Voicethread, iMovie, and Blurb.
 
This workshop will begin with an overview of various programs you can use to showcase student work with a broad audience.  The second half of the afternoon gives educators a chance to try out some of these tools for themselves.  If you are curious about iMove, Blurb Books, YouTube, altered digital photography this may be the workshop for you.  You can preview some of the material we will cover at ccskindergarten.wikispaces.com/eCreate.
 
Materials:  Please bring your school laptop (Mac) and any digital student work you would like to workshop with (i.e. student photos, videos, scanned artwork, text files, auto-files, etc.).       
 
Workshop 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.;
Planning Period 4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
 
How can we convey to every child that they can have a dream for themselves, their community, and their world?
This year, many local schools have incorporated the concept of hopes and dreams into their school curriculum.  As a part of this initiative, every child is asked to articulate a dream for themselves.  In this theme-based workshop, we will work in teams to explore how we can connect object-based learning in the galleries to this theme of "dream-making."  
 
This session is open to all educators that wish to collaborate with other educators on lessons, teaching strategies, etc. This is a great time to practice lessons, gain feedback, and invigorate our teaching. These meetings are informal and are guided by the group. Contact Hours: 2

The FAM Cohort meets every Wednesday in the main lobby at 3:45 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). All educators are welcome to attend.   
Please contact the Arts in Education Program Education Project Manager, Andrea Curtis, for more information at alc674@mail.harvard.edu

This meeting is an opportunity for educators to experience an arts learning lesson in the galleries with a museum professional. This activities-based exercise in object-based thinking is designed to be collaborative, engaging, and will be followed with a discussion on classroom applications. This session will be led by a classroom teacher. Contact Hours: 2