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Exciting visual arts course from the
National Museum of Women in the Arts!

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Empower and inspire your students through art!

Join education staff, professional book artists, and curriculum and literacy specialists at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) for an introductory or advanced week long summer institute centered on NMWA’s Art, Books, and Creativity(ABC) curriculum and related online education resources.

ABC Teacher Institute (EDU 505W Book Arts and Literacy in the Classroom)

During the introductory ABC Teacher Institute, participants experiment with book formats—accordion books, self-portrait books, pop-ups, and more—as well as writing exercises from the ABC curriculum. Attendees also practice the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) method for facilitating art discussions and brainstorm ideas for integrating visual arts with language arts, social studies, math, and science in their own classrooms.

Participants receive art materials for the classroom and graduate credit from Trinity (with application and payment to Trinity). No prior art experience is necessary, and classroom teachers are especially encouraged to apply. Ideal for educators of grades 3–8.

ABC Advanced Teacher Institute (EDU 506W Advanced Book Arts in the Classroom)

This practicum is designed for and offered exclusively to ABC Teacher Institute alumni. Participants apply their knowledge of the ABC curriculum and expand it throughout the course of the week. Attendees work with a book artist; curriculum specialists in art, science, and language arts; and NMWA educators to expand their tool kit of book formats, writing samples, and integration ideas as well as to discover the parallels between studio and STEM habits of mind.

Through in-gallery discussions, attendees explore inquiry methods to encourage creative and critical thinking among their students. Combining independent reflection, brainstorming with colleagues, and feedback from specialists, participants will develop for their specific classroom needs a new interdisciplinary unit from concept to final design.

Participants receive art materials for the classroom and graduate credit from Trinity (with application and payment to Trinity). Prerequisite: ABC Teacher Institute

 

Summer 2015 Application Information

Dates: July 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2015
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts
               1250 New York Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20005

  1. Visit the NMWA Teacher Institute webpage for more information about the course.
  2. Submit the appropriate NMWA application by Monday, May 18, 2015. Space is limited to those accepted. Teachers accepted will be notified by Monday, June 1, 2015.
    1. ABC Teacher Institute Application (EDU 505W)
    2. Advanced Teacher Institute Application (EDU 506W)
  3. Teachers who are accepted by NMWA will receive Trinity registration forms to receive Trinity credit.

Visit the NMWA website or contact agayoso@nmwa.org for more information.

EDU 505W  Book Arts and Literacy in the Classroom

This hands-on course introduces educators, with or without a visual arts background, to techniques and materials that will support their efforts to integrate the visual arts into their classrooms. Course content centers on Art, Books, and Creativity (ABC), an arts integration curriculum developed by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. This curriculum highlights the natural connections between visual arts and language arts and fosters students’ critical thinking and writing skills. Created for fourth-grade classrooms, the ABC curriculum can be adapted for use with grades three and up. The course also explores online resources that provide additional, on-going support for arts integration. Participants will create a portfolio of artist’s books and writing samples as models for classroom lessons; learn the basics of Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), a method for facilitating discussions about art; and develop ways to adapt, differentiate, and integrate the ABC curriculum in their classrooms.

EDU 506W Advanced Book Arts in the Classroom

This course is a continuation of EDU 505W Book Arts and Literacy in the Classroom. Educators who register for this course must have completed the ABC Teacher Institute, with or without Trinity credit. Students will work with artists and curriculum specialists to expand their Art, Books, and Creativity (ABC) tool kit of book formats, writing samples, and integration ideas as well as to discover the parallels between studio and STEM habits of mind. Through in-gallery discussions, participants will observe and practice inquiry methods to encourage creative and critical thinking among their students. Combining independent reflection, brainstorming with colleagues, and feedback from specialists, each participant will develop for their specific classroom needs a new interdisciplinary unit from concept to final design. Prerequisite: ABC Teacher Institute

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