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Enrich your teaching practice through workshops that explore intersections between Visual Literacy and core curriculum. Throughout the year, Museum offers a variety of professional development opportunities for K-16 educators.

Upcoming Teacher Professional Development Workshops

Now accepting applications for Looking Back, Thinking Forward: Teacher Leader Professional Development Program

Learn and apply techniques to implement visual literacy strategies and object-based teaching to create goal-aligned lesson plans.

WHO:  6-8th grade English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Visual Arts teachers

WHEN:  2017/18 School Year

WHAT: participate in project-based learning to revise TMA’s Passports to Ancient Civilizations field trip program. The key components of this project will include:

Two Day Visual Literacy Workshop: learn about TMA’s approach to building critical thinking, problem solving, and empathy through visual literacy and receive training on TMA’s Visual Literacy process.  Subject matter experts from the Museum field will demonstrate the application of Visual Literacy and object-based teaching to social studies, ELA and visual arts content.

Strategic Planning Seminar: work collaboratively with museum staff to develop goals and learning objectives which will become the guiding document for shaping work moving forward.

Monthly Seminar Series: training in object-based teaching and time for lesson planing. Lesson plans and resources developed during the workshops will be compiled, digitized, and made available on toledomuseum.org.

Participants will receive:

  • 60+ contact hours
  • Stipend
  • Visual Literacy curriculum materials
  • Up to 3 graduate credits

Schools will receive:

  • Reimbursement for substitute teachers on seminar days
  • Free Museum admission and docent–led tours

Interested? Download the application form and email completed applications to kblake@toledomuseum.org.

Reference Library

The TMA’s Reference Library is an art research library that ref lects the museum’s collections and exhibitions. In addition to books, periodicals, and DVDs, resources include discovery boxes for educators and documentary information on the Museum’s collections. Educators are invited to use the Library, free of charge, during public hours. Search the library catalog: toledomuseum.org/learn/library