The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art department of School & Educator Services is pleased to present a suite of exciting professional development opportunities for teachers! These workshops make meaningful connections between teachers' curriculum and the museum's collection. We offer a menu of programs that focus on Common Core (ELA) and Visual Thinking, content-specific topics and hands-on studio workshops.
All workshops are 3 hours in length and take place in the Ford Learning Center at the museum. Teachers who participate in the entire workshop will receive professional development credit that is recognized by both Missouri and Kansas.
Need a more full experience? Consider booking an all-day visit; we can accommodate your group in both the morning and afternoon!
Common Core and Visual Thinking
|Art as Informational Text (6-12)|
|CCSS ELA for Art Teachers (K-5)|
|CCSS ELA for Art Teachers (6-12)|
|Visual Thinking and the Common Core (K-12)|
|Linking Language and Art (K-5)|
Content-Specific Workshops: Explore a specific Subject Area
|Exploring the Civil Rights Movement (6-12)|
|Immigration in the United States (6-12)|
Studio Workshops: Hands-on Art Experiences for Educators
|9-11-14 - Thomas Hart Benton and Printmaking|
|10-09-14 - Art and Culture of the Plains|
|11-13-14 - American Indian Function Art|
|02-12-15 - Folk Art Toys and Tinkering|
|3-12-15 - Mosaics|
|4-9-14 - Found Object Sculpture|
We also offer a variety of Teacher Programs for individuals and groups.