Educator Programs

For education professionals and students

Events

ERC Open Houses
Mix and mingle with fellow educators as you get to know the materials and services offered in our Educator Resource Center.
5-8 pm | Free

  • Aug 17, 2017
  • Oct 19, 2017
  • Jan 18, 2018
  • Feb 15, 2018
  • Apr. 19, 2018

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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.

Topics
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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Teacher Programs

Workshops

The fee for each workshop is $5, which includes parking.

Through the Eyes of Picasso
Nov. 2 | 5-7 pm | $5
Grades 6-12
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American Art, American Stories
Dec. 14 | 5-7 pm | $5
Grades 4-8
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Treasures of Asia
Feb. 8 | 5-7 pm | $5
Grades 5-12
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