Artworks are made from a wide variety of materials: paper, metal, wood, plastics, cloth, clay, and much more. How do materials like these shape us? Why are we drawn to different materials? Where do materials come from? How do materials mean different things to different cultures?
In this 4-week professional development course, we will explore how artists in the exhibition Pour, Tear, Carve: Material Possibilities in the Collection (on view at The Phillips Collection from March 18-May 24, 2023) use materials as an expression of their culture and identity. We will make connections to ourselves as educators and to our students—exploring relationships between materials significant to us and our cultures. We will specifically focus on curricular connections through cycles and understanding the origin of these materials.
- 10 hours of synchronous, instructional workshops on Zoom include interactive activities, artmaking, and culturally-responsive teaching strategies to enhance your science curriculum.
- 5 hours of independent work time will include readings, lesson planning, and implementing a classroom lesson.
This workshop is applicable and open to educators who teach all subject areas and grade levels.
- Participants can elect to receive professional development:
- Maryland: 1 CPD credit
- Washington, DC: 15 PLU
- Virginia: 15 points for Professional Development activities (needs pre-approval from your evaluator/supervisor)
- Credit for other states is available on a case-by-case basis.
- Contact Dr. Margaret Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about graduate credit cost and registration through University of Maryland.
- You may choose to take the course not-for-credit.
The Phillips Collection and University of Maryland partner to offer professional development courses for PK-12 educators. The courses provide opportunities to integrate the visual arts seamlessly into the core curriculum, using The Phillips Collection’s Prism.K12 arts integration strategies and resources. Educators will expand their understanding of and skills in arts integration by planning, practicing, and implementing arts-integrated lessons in their classroom. Through online engagement and hands-on practice with students, the courses are delivered through virtual or in-person learning in collaboration with the University of Maryland and The Phillips Collection.
- Develop skills for designing and implementing arts-integrated lessons.
- Teach and reflect on arts-integrated lessons designed with artwork from the Phillips and local DMV artists.
- Work independently and collaboratively to design arts-integrated lessons using the Prism.K12 resources and strategies.
- Utilize culturally-responsive, inquiry-based, and counter-storytelling approaches to arts integration.
- Access The Phillips Collection’s digital and in-person resources for use in arts-integrated lessons and activities.
Questions: Email Head of Teaching & Learning Hilary Katz at email@example.com
IMAGE: Kevin Cole, Embracing Wisdom, 2006, Mixed media, 54 x 66 x 9 in., The Phillips Collection, Gift of Larry and Brenda Thompson, 2020
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