The High Museum of Art is pleased to offer free evenings and days each year for educators and their guests to preview the newest exhibitions while learning more about the programs and resources available to teachers.
Teacher Appreciation Days are a day for the High Museum to say "Thank you!" to our school and community educators. Educators and one guest are admitted for free.
Evenings for Educators are opportunities for teachers, school administrators and community educators to see what the High can offer you and your students: amazing and exciting learning opportunities you won't find anywhere else! View special exhibitions, reserve visits for your students, explore PLU and resource opportunities, and network with colleagues.
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Teacher Appreciation Days
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Saturday, March 19, 2016
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
No registration required. Educators and one guest receive free admission with school I.D. or verification of homeschool/non-traditional school status.
Teacher Development at the High
These seminars and other learning opportunities will include large group presentations, gallery activities, and subject-based workshops with expert instructors who will model hands-on classroom lessons. Participants will receive course-related lesson plans, bibliographies, and resource materials.
Visual Literacy Workshop*
A hands-on, arts-integrated workshop. Participants will learn practical techniques for encouraging visual literacy in their classrooms.
Teaching with Primary and Secondary Sources Workshop*
This workshop takes a look at our permanent collection via object-based learning. Participants will receive tips and techniques on how to use primary and secondary sources in their classrooms.
Geometric Transformations in Nature, Art, and Industry*
Inspired by works from the Habsburg Splendor exhibition, participants will explore principles of Geometric Transformations through looking at designs to further students' understanding of fractions and equivalent fractions.
Getting Physical with Collaborative Art*
In this session, participants will see how getting the whole body involved in paint generates excitement and engagement in learning—and it doesn't need to make a mess!
A Year of Art for the Pre-K Child*
Learn progressive lessons that are designed to build both small motor skills and critical thinking skills in young students through a guided visual art program.
Presenting the Inclusive Visual Arts Experience*
Teachers will explore how to develop and present inclusive visual arts experiences using the Understanding by Design unit plan, Differentiated Instruction and Universal Design for Learning as the foundational strategies for success.
In this interactive session, participants will be able to create their own Artbots and brainstorm ways to bring this innovative technique into their classrooms.
Contemporary Art and the 21st-Century Learner*
In this workshop, teachers will explore the work of local contemporary artists and receive lesson plans and activity suggestions.
Teaching STEAM through the work of Iris van Herpen
Saturday, March 12, 2016
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$35 (includes lunch)
In this workshop, teachers will discover how to use the exhibition Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion to integrate STEAM teaching and learning in the classroom. Learn more.
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*Available by appointment only. Workshops are limited to twenty-four participants. Please call 404-733-5339 to make arrangements for your group.
The School Programs staff aims to assist all teachers and school groups in developing meaningful Museum experience and classroom connections. If you have inquiries about professional development, speaking engagements, resources, or tour content, please contact us.
Primary Source: Professional Learning at the High
The High is happy to host groups of ten or more teachers onsite for professional development meetings and use of the Clendenin Center for Creative Teaching. To make arrangements for your group, please click below to e-mail us.
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To schedule a field trip, please call Group Sales at 404-733-4468.