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 have fun networking with colleagues.
Upcoming Teacher Appreciation Days:
Saturday, March 19, 2016
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference:
Celebrating Tradition & Transformation in the Arts
June 7-9, 2016
Presented by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art, the third annual Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference will take place this summer: Tuesday, June 7 - Thursday, June 9, 2016. One of Atlanta's most dynamic and collaborative professional learning events, this year’s Educator Conference will investigate and celebrate the relationship between tradition and transformation in the arts and education. Over the course of three days, participants will explore world-class art and engage in workshops led by professional teaching artists and fellow educators in order to reflect upon the essential question: how does my practice honor tradition and foster transformation through the arts?
Registration will open later this year. Watch this space for updates! Please contact Liz Davis, Manager of Education Services, with any questions related to the Educator Conference.
Professional Learning at the High
These two-hour teacher seminars (with the exception “Teaching STEAM”) can be held at the Museum. A minimum of 10 educators are required. The workshops include large group presentations and hands-on activities with expert instructors. Participants will receive course-related lesson plans, bibliographies, and resource materials.
Visual Literacy Workshop*
Grade Level: K-12
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*
Grade Level: 4-12
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.
Getting Physical with Collaborative Art*
Grade Level: K-2
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*
Grade Level: Pre-K
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.
Grade Level: 6-12
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*
Grade Level: 6-12
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
This event is now full.
Grade Level: K-12
Saturday, March 12, 2016
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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.
*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.
E-mail School Programs
To schedule a field trip, please call Group Sales at 404-733-4468.