DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
Summer Professional Development Activities for Teachers
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Smithsonian Museum of American Art
President Lincoln's Cottage
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
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Summer Professional Development 
Activities for Teachers
Other Members wishing to feature their summer programs should email info@dccollaborative.org.


Smithsonian Museum of American Art

Teaching the Arts and Humanities through Art

Apply by March 31, 2014

 The Smithsonian Museum of American Art is  accepting applications until March 31 for their 2014 Summer Institutes: Teaching the Humanities through Art.  


These week-long institutes offer an exciting opportunity to explore new ways to teach your core subject curricula through art with colleagues from across the country. Applications will be accepted from core subject teachers for grades 6 - 12 as individuals or as part of a team. Priority will be given to social studies, history, and English/language arts teachers.


The deadline to apply is Monday, March 31, 2014. For more information about the Institute and the application, visit: americanart.si.edu/education/dev/institutes.  

Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows Summer Institute

Hosted By: President Lincoln's Cottage, Civil War Washington Consortium 

Applications Due by April 11, 2014


President Lincoln's Cottage, in partnership with The Civil War Washington Consortium, is presenting The Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows.  Join up to 25 teachers from June 22 - 27, 2014 to learn about Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and the city of Washington during the Civil War.  Come away from your week with a trove of primary source material to use in your class and new skills for place-based learning experiences. 


This week-long summer institute is FREE for qualifying 3rd - 12th grade teachers.  There is also the opportunity to earn 3 graduate credits upon successful completion of the program for $375.


Click HERE to apply and find out more information!


National Museum of Women in the Arts

Teacher Program. Art, Books, and Creativity Institute.


Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m.--4:00 p.m.

Registration is free, but you must Apply here!


Photo: Yassine El Mansouri

Empower and inspire your students through art! Join National Museum of Women in the Arts's education staff, professional book artist Carol Barton, and curriculum and literacy specialists for this intensive and fun week centered on NMWA's Art, Books, and Creativity (ABC) curriculum (www.artbookscreativity.org) and related online education resources. No prior art experience is necessary, and classroom teachers are especially encouraged to apply. Participants receive free art materials for their classrooms and can register for graduate credit through Trinity University in Washington, D.C. Free. For more information and to apply, visit www.nmwa.org/learn/educators.



Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Embriodery Beading with Joyce Scott: An Educators Workshop

Saturday, July 12, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Make your reservation by June 30th at 202-633-4844 


Renowned as the "Queen of Beadwork" join educator and bead artist Joyce Scott introduce bead embroidery.  Bead embroidery is an ancient craft employed by many cultures to ornament and sculpt fabric.  The Ubuhle Bead Artists of South African create wonderful works using methods easy to learn, but this simplicity does not affect the complexity and sophistication of the design.  The class will teach basic bead stitching, design and finishing techniques.  A small art work, possibly a wall-hanging can be completed during the class. All materials will be provided for the workshop.  Reservations are required; call 202-633-4844.


Members Wishing to feature their summer programs should email info@dccollaborative.org.