Educator Programs

For education professionals and students


Calling all teachers!

Are you interested in helping the Nelson-Atkins develop relevant and engaging programs for school audiences? Do you like sharing ideas with other educators?

Apply today to be a member of our Teacher Advisory Board! This group of dedicated volunteers helps shape school and teacher programs at the museum.

Learn more and Apply.

Professional Development

The Nelson-Atkins offers sessions and workshops that introduce teachers to museum resources, familiarize them with object-based learning, and inspire them to bring the exploration of works of art back to their classrooms.

Sessions are available Wed-Fri for groups of up to 40 educators. Off-site sessions available by request.

Linking Language and Art (K-5)
Art, Literacy, and Critical Thinking (2-12)
Visual Art Through a Social Studies Lens (6-12)

Please contact the ERC for more information.

Student Programs

Thinking Through Art
The museum partners with Title I elementary and secondary schools in the Kansas City area to provide year-long, classroom-based lessons.

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Homeschool Groups
A variety of opportunities for homeschool groups are provided to explore and integrate the rich resources available at the museum into the curriculum.

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Design Challenge
Design Challenge is an opportunity for high school students to design a product for use within the museum.

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