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Teacher Institute

Our Teacher Institute is an intensive, paid, five-day academic program for third grade teachers of all subject areas. The Institute provides opportunities to create an equitable classroom filled with critically engaged students through object-based lessons focusing on facilitation and questioning techniques.

The 2019 Summer Teacher Institute presents Representing China through the Arts. Focusing on the ongoing reinstallation of our Arts of Asia galleries, teachers will learn to integrate best practices for museum and art education, as well as the Brooklyn Museum’s resources, and contribute to a forthcoming Teaching Toolkit for classroom teachers to support third grade world geography curricula. Use modeling, research, reflection, and application to develop lesson plans and design classroom experiences that build students’ skills in analyzing, interpreting, and responding to sociopolitical issues through works of art. Combining art-making, literacy in the visual arts, and interaction with Museum professionals, this program helps educators leverage works of art to support student achievement across social studies, language arts, and math learning benchmarks.

Teachers who complete the Summer Teaching Institute will receive a $1,000 stipend and have the opportunity for their classes to participate in a pilot year of teaching resources highlighting the Museum’s Chinese art collection. They will also receive early access to the newly reinstalled Arts of Asia galleries and accompanying materials.

Summer 2019 schedule:
July 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19
9 am–4 pm

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