School Tour in Gallery

Professional Developement

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
4-9-14 - Found Object Sculpture


We also offer a variety of Teacher Programs for individuals and groups.
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