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Teacher Institute

K–12 teachers are invited to join this year’s Summer Teacher Institute focusing on art and environmental justice. This four-day program will explore how art can be used to teach students about climate change and inspire them to take action toward environmental justice. Through close looking and interactive activities, educators will learn how to apply object-based and arts-integrated teaching strategies in their classrooms. 

Registration is available on a per-session basis; participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions.

Summer 2023 Schedule:

Monday, July 17, 9 am–1 pm:  Reframing History 
Reframe American history through the lens of environmentalism by looking at artworks from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 

Tuesday, July 18, 9 am–1 pm: Multimodal Engagement 
Explore how visual art and music can inspire climate action in the classroom through multimodal learning. 

Wednesday, July 19, 9 am–1 pm: Guided Inquiry
Learn how to develop object-based questions for a guided gallery discussion about climate change.

Thursday, July 20, 9 am–1 pm: Green Art-Making
Discover how repurposed materials can be used to make art that inspires climate action.

Registration is $50 for all four sessions or $20 per session. Members receive 10% off. Not a Member? Join today! Additional financial assistance is available.

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