We offer a multitude of learning opportunities throughout the year to help K–12 educators integrate the arts into their classrooms for successful learning. Most workshops are approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.
For more information, contact 713.639.7843 or email@example.com.
Fall 2016 Programs for Educators
- Saturday, October 15 | Learning Through Art K–8 Educator Seminar: Learning Through Art + Project Based Learning = Higher Order Thinking
- Thursday, October 20 | Hearst Foundation Educator Preview: Focus on Degas: A New Vision
- Saturday, November 5 | Learning Through Art Seminar for Elementary Educators
- Saturday, November 5 | Learning Through Art Seminar for Middle and High School Educators
- Thursday, November 10 | Hearst Foundation Educator Preview
- Saturday, December 3 | Learning Through Art K–8 Educator Seminar: #Learning@MFAH
LTA/MFAH Workshops for Teachers
Learning Through Art at the MFAH (LTA/MFAH) connects the Museum's collections of world art into classroom curriculum for art, language arts, math, science, and social studies. 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 Museum’s elementary and middle school 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 ultimately promote the students’ development of 21st-century skills that are needed to succeed in the world.
Through discussions on works of art from the MFAH collections and hands-on art projects using everyday materials, LTA/MFAH 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.
► List of LTA/MFAH Workshops
Workshops can be customized to address specific content areas, STAAR, etc. To discuss your needs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.639.7588. All "Learning Through Art" workshops are G/T approved.
Hearst Foundation Educator Previews
Thursdays, October 20 & November 10, 2016
These preview evenings feature lectures from curators and scholars, tours of exhibitions, interactive workshops, and discussions designed for pre-K–16 teachers, curriculum specialists, and administrators. Explore upcoming exhibitions, collection areas, and opportunities at the Museum for educators.
Summer Mini-Conference for Teachers
Tuesday & Wednesday, July 26 & 27, 2016
At this annual event, teachers attend sessions presented by artists and art educators on art making, art history, and art education. Each session is based on works from the MFAH art collections and includes a studio component.