Upcoming Professional Development Workshops!
You can view the complete list of open Professional Development Opportunities and register HERE. You can also view the events on www.dccollaborative.org.
Coming in January!
1/13/2014- National Museum of Women in the Arts
Teacher Workshop: Beneath Quilts-Uncovering American History and Culture
Monday, January 13, 2014, from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA)
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
Join museum educators and fellow teachers for the upcoming Beneath Quilts-Uncovering American History and Culture Teacher Workshop at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Explore "Workt by Hand": Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts through gallery discussions, writing, and hands-on activities.Learn how to illuminate American history and culture for your students through an examination of the ideas and hands behind quilting. Receive related materials and strategies for classroom use.
1/15/2014- National Gallery of Art
Learning: The Arts and the Brain
Date: January 15, 2014
Time: 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
National Gallery of Art
4th Street and Constitution, NW
Washington, DC 20565
Discover what the emerging field of neuro-education reveals about how the arts affect cognitive development. Learn about the Neuro-Education Initiative of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and the critical skills that arts-based learning is known to promote-collaboration, creative problem solving, and the ability to apply learning across different disciplines. This workshop reviews recent research, argues the importance of integrated arts education, and provides practical strategies for classroom use.
1/21/2014- The Kennedy Center
Coming to America: Discovering History Through Poetry
For Teachers of Grades 4-8
DATE: Tuesday, January 21, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Led by Mimi Herman, writer and teaching artist from
Let's imagine: you arrive-with nothing but a trunk and a few
members of your "family"-at Ellis Island, where you have to
learn to live in a new country without leaving your own culture
behind. In this workshop, learn ways to use poetry and drama
to help students understand immigration to America at the
beginning of the twentieth century in an experiential, hands-on
Framing the Constitution: Exploring Historic Documents Through Documentary Photography
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
For Teachers Grades 5-10
Led by Barry Kleider, photographer and teaching artist from Minnesota
In this four-session course, explore an engaging process for telling and writing personal narratives to develop students' abilities to express themselves through oral communication and writing and improve their abilities to listen to others with accuracy and empathy. Learn to use this process to help students develop a deeper understanding of story-characters, settings, plot/events. Also examine how to adapt this telling/writing process to the creation and presentation of personal narratives from the perspective of historical figures.