Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators
Professional development opportunities are available for early childhood educators who work with children who have not yet entered kindergarten. Workshops can be scheduled at the Museum or at your early childhood center. These workshops are led by a certified trainer and count towards annual training requirements. Topics range from how young children learn through art to best practices in early childhood art education and can be customized to suit your needs. Discounts are available for teachers who serve low to moderate income children.
Questions about Early Childhood Professional Development? Contact Lucy Kacir at email@example.com
Professional Development for K-12 for Teachers
Our professional development workshops are designed to provide K-12 teachers with resources and ideas that are original, easy to use, and in support of Core Learning Standards. These highly interactive sessions provide varied experiences, from large group discussions to individual explorations, to keep everyone engaged. Join us to explore how the Speed’s collection and special exhibitions can help your students discover connections between artworks and the world in which we live.
Teacher Testimonial: “Looking at different ways to create cross-curricular content through your activities challenged me to think in new ways about familiar content.”
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Teachers must register in advance at speedmuseum.org/learn, and there is a workshop fee of $15 per person. Teachers will earn three CPE credits for attending one workshop.
CONNECT THE ARTS: INCORPORATING VISUAL ART INTO YOUR CORE CURRICULUM
Thursday, November 8, 4:30-7:30 pm
Explore the Speed’s collection through a variety of different curricula. How can we use a painting to teach about geometry? How can a sculpture be used to talk about chemical reactions? How can artworks respond to—and inspire—great works of literature? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed during this interactive and interdisciplinary session.
BUILDING EMPATHY THROUGH ART
Thursday, March 7, 4:30-7:30 pm
How can artworks help us to become kinder educators and kinder people? This workshop will explore the power of art to express ideas and emotions when words might sometimes not be enough. Discover how artists have created artworks in response to—and in reaction against—a complex and changing world and consider the implications for your own teaching practice.
SUMMER TEACHER INSTITUTE: AROUND THE WORLD
Tuesday, July 2 and Wednesday, July 3, 10 am-4 pm each day
This two-day intensive seminar will explore the breadth of the Speed’s encyclopedic collection. Explore the similarities and differences in artistic expression across the globe. Discover how artists have used artworks to express ideas, beliefs, and cultural practices. Travel the world without ever leaving the Museum!
$40 members/$50 non-members
This is a two-day, intensive seminar. Teachers must register and attend both days.
EXHIBITION PREVIEW NIGHTS
Stop by our “Teachers’ Lounge” during our September After Hours event to learn more about school and teacher programs at the Speed. You’ll also receive resources that you can use to explore the Picasso to Pollock exhibition, both at the Museum and in your classroom.
Friday, September 21, 5:00-7:30 pm
Teachers receive free admission to this event when they register in advance at speedmuseum.org/learn. Teachers will not earn CPE credits for this event.
Collaborate with the Speed to develop a customized in-service that serves your specific professional development needs. We can create a personalized in-service for just one school or for an entire district. A minimum of 10 teachers is required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request additional information.
Questions about K-12 Professional Development? Contact Shannon Karol at email@example.com