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Upcoming Teacher Workshops

The Connie Towson Ford Teacher Resource Center (TRC) offers professional development workshops to support learning in all grade levels and subject areas. For questions about workshop content please contact Dale Hilton (216-707-2491 or dhilton [at] clevelandart [dot] org) or Hajnal Eppley (216-707-6811 or heppley [at] clevelandart [dot] org). For workshops in the Early Childhood Educator series, please contact Liz Clay (216-707-2181 or lclay [at] clevelandart [dot] org). To register for workshops, call the ticket center at 216-421-7350.

 

Art and Nature: Exploring Through Observation (in partnership with Holden Arboretum)

July 29–31, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
During this three-day workshop, investigate curricular connections between art and nature. Using plants, water, and landforms as inspiration, navigate art-making and science-based explorations as you discover classroom applications for all ages. Participants will engage in a variety of hands-on activities and take home projects of their own creation and receive information about exciting new resources from both the Museum and the Arboretum. Spend two days at Holden exploring the gardens and one day at CMA using the collection and grounds. Cost: $200. Workshop fee includes some supplies and parking (lunch on your own.) Graduate credit is available for $150 for 1 Semester Hour . Register by July 22 through The Holden Arboretum at 440-602-8833 or online at www.holdenarb.org/education/teacher-professional-development.asp

 

Educator Open House

August 6, 2:30–5:30 p.m.
Receive free resources for your classroom and explore all of CMA’s programs and curriculum for students and educators. To register contact Dale Hilton at 216-707-2491 or dhilton [at] clevelandart [dot] org or Hajnal Eppley at 216-707-6811 or heppley [at] clevelandart [dot] org.

 

Educator’s Night Out: Exploring Identity

Wednesday, October 1, 6:00–7:30 p.m. 
What makes us who we are? How are artworks a reflection of an individual and a time period? Enjoy a relaxing evening as we dive into history, literature, and art to investigate classroom connections related to identity. A cash bar will be available, and your first drink is on us! Fee includes teaching materials. $5; TRC Advantage members free.

 

Early Childhood Educator Workshop: Integrating Art across Your Curriculum

Saturday, October 4, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. 
Step Up To Quality-approved. Designed for pre-K through 1st grade educators, but all are welcome. Register by October 1. $25; TRC Advantage members $20.

 

NEOEA Day: Telling Stories

Friday, October 17, 9:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Join us this NEOEA Day to discover how visual literacy can support emergent literacy. Explore connections between language arts and visual art. Learn to draw out visual elements of a story such as setting, characters, and plot by reading an artwork. Combine visual and written expression to create a storybook inspired by the CMA collection. $20; includes parking and teaching materials. Register by October 11.

 

Educator’s Night Out: Early Childhood Connections

Wednesday, December 3, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
How can CMA support its youngest learners? Discover ways to engage early childhood students with hands-on activities and gallery teaching strategies adapted for classroom use. A cash bar will be available, and your first drink is on us! Fee includes teaching materials. $5; TRC Advantage members free.

 

TRC to Go—Professional development comes to you!

The TRC offers professional development sessions custom-designed for your district, school, or subject area. From artworks to teaching kits, on-site offerings and off-site programs, explore ways that CMA can support curriculum across all subject areas and grade levels. To book a visit to your faculty meeting or district professional development day, or to find out more, contact Dale Hilton (216-707-2491 or dhilton [at] clevelandart [dot] org) or Hajnal Eppley (216-707-6811 or heppley [at] clevelandart [dot] org).