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Learning Through Art at the MFAH—Go Global

Saturday, Mar 02, 2013
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Learning Through Art at the MFAH (LTA/MFAH) connects the museum's collections of world art into the classroom curriculum for art, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Through discussions in the museum galleries and hands-on art projects using everyday materials, LTA/MFAH elementary-level teacher training introduces TEKS and STAAR-aligned lessons that use the visual arts to teach students how to think critically and creatively as well as encourage self-confident, self-motivated and self-disciplined learners. LTA/MFAH bridges disciplines and curriculums to enable students to explore key concepts in the real-world context of the art museum while teaching literacy and writing skills, math, science, and social studies. Use the elementary curriculum to integrate higher-level cognitive skills, such as observing and organizing information; making predictions; and communicating ideas and thoughts with art inquiry methods, to promote students’ development of 21st-century skills needed to succeed in the world.

Lunch and a certificate of participation for 6 hours of SBEC and G/T approved professional development are provided at all "LTA/MFAH" Teacher Workshops. Registration is $35 for MFAH Members and $40 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required.

For detailed descriptions of the various LTA/MFAH workshops, click here.

Learning Through Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is generously funded by The Boeing Company and the Chevron Corporation.