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Teacher Institute

Our Teacher Institute is an intensive six-day academic course for K–12 teachers of all subject areas. Offered for P-credits through the New York City Department of Education, the Institute provides opportunities to create an equitable classroom filled with critically engaged students through object-based lessons focusing on facilitation and questioning techniques.

Join us July 5–12 for the 2017 program! This year, we are celebrating one hundred years of the Teacher Institute, looking back and reaffirming our commitment—as a public institution, community partner, and innovator—to radical change in education.

In 2017, our Teacher Institute has been re-envisioned as a Feminist Freedom School, inspired by the exhibitions that are part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum. Teachers will spend time with Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85, and A Woman’s Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt, as well as our renowned collections. In collaboration with the Brooklyn Public Library and Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Teacher Institute lectures and workshops call on the legacy of activism, innovation, and collaboration in education to ensure our classrooms and galleries are spaces of freedom for centuries to come.


July 5: Introduction to Questioning, with our American Art collection

July 6: Critical Questioning, with our Contemporary Art collection

July 7: Introduction to library and archival object research and Brooklyn Connections with the Central Brooklyn Public Library

July 10: Facilitating Conversations, with our Ancient Egyptian Art collection

July 11: The scientific method and multimodal activities with Brooklyn Botanic Garden, with a focus on the European Art collection

July 12: Teacher Presentations and Feedback

Registration for the 2017 Teacher Institute is now open through Monday, June 26. K–12 teachers may receive 3 P-credits by also registering through ASPDP. The course fee is $375 and includes breakfast and lunch, admission to our Teacher Talks Series, and discounted parking. Additional fees apply for teachers seeking P-credits through ASPDP.

Questions? Email us.