Upcoming Teacher Workshops

The Connie Towson Ford Teacher Resource Center (TRC) offers professional development workshops to support learning in all grade levels and subject areas. For questions about workshop content please contact Dale Hilton (216-707-2491 or dhilton [at] clevelandart.org) or Hajnal Eppley (216-707-6811 or heppley [at] clevelandart.org). For workshops in the Early Childhood Educator series, please contact Liz Clay (216-707-2181 or lclay [at] clevelandart.org). To register for workshops, call the ticket center at 216-421-7350.

TRC to Go—Professional development comes to you!

The TRC offers professional development sessions custom-designed for your district, school, or subject area. From artworks to teaching kits, on-site offerings and off-site programs, explore ways that CMA can support curriculum across all subject areas and grade levels. To book a visit to your faculty meeting or district professional development day, or to find out more, contact Dale Hilton (216-707-2491 or dhilton [at] clevelandart.org) or Hajnal Eppley (216-707-6811 or heppley [at] clevelandart.org).

Grow a Garden of Creative Thinkers with STE(a)M, September 30 & October 21, 2015, 4:30-7:30p.m.
Explore ways to spur your creativity as well as that of your students in this workshop presented by Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Inspired by garden themes and plants, we’ll experiment with new teaching techniques in both spaces, and complete activities connecting to arts and sciences as well as technology. The CMA’s fall exhibition Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse  prompts our development of observational skills and provides ideas for making photobooks and other projects adaptable for the classroom. This workshop includes online components. $200. 1 hour of graduate credit may be available for an additional fee.

Cancelled-Early Childhood Educator Workshop: Science and Art, October 3, 2015, 10:00–1:00p.m.
Explore how art can inspire and enrich scientific explorations for your early learners—from engaging all of the senses to investigating the natural world around us. Content developed for pre-k through 1st grade educators, but all are welcome. Step Up To Quality-approved. Register by September 30 through the ticket center, 216-421-7350. $25, TRC Advantage $20; fee includes parking. For more information, contact Liz Clay at lclay [at] clevelandart.org or 216-707-2181.

Educator’s Night Out: Writing About Art, October 7, 2015, 6-7:30p.m.
How can images stimulate writing? Investigate writing prompts and swap activities inspired by artworks in the CMA collection. A cash bar will be available and your first drink is on us! Fee includes teaching materials. $5, free for TRC Advantage members.

NEOEA Day: Gallery to Studio, October 16, 2015, 10:00-4:30p.m.
Explore the building blocks of composition through the works of artists as Monet, Matisse, Renoir, Van Gogh, and others. Build your visual vocabulary and teaching strategies as we travel CMA’s galleries to gain inspiration for classroom practice. Then, visit the Cleveland Institute of Art to explore the patterns, colors, and themes from the exhibition in a hands on creative workshop. $25, includes parking and teaching materials. Lunch on your own. To register, contact ce [at] cia.edu or 216-421-7460.