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Spring 2015 Teacher Workshops

SENSE OF PLACE:
An Interdisciplinary Exploration through Art, Literature, History, and Science

Saturday, March 28, 8:30 am–3:30 pm

Register now for this Walden-related, one-credit course! Offered through EDCO and open to teachers in all disciplines from all school districts. For registration and inquiries, contact: Julie Bernson, jbernson@decordova.org or 781.259-8369. 

 

RIVERS & REVOLUTIONS: Teachers at students and students as teachers
Friday, March 20 AND Saturday March 21, 8 am–2:30 pm

Join us for a free two-day experiential learning workshop with our Rivers and Revolutions and Concord River Institute partners. For registration and inquiries, contact: Donna Berube at dberube@decordova.org or 781.259.3603. 

 

RIVERS & REVOLUTIONS: Leveraging student feedback to improve instruction
Thursday, April 2, 8 am–2:30 pm OR Friday, April 10, 8 am–2:30 pm

Join us for a free one-day experiential learning workshop with our Rivers and Revolutions and Concord River Institute partners. For registration and inquiries, contact: Donna Berube at dberube@decordova.org or 781.259.3603. 

 

Additional Professional Development Opportunities

EDCO/TEC Workshops
Day-long workshops through the school-year and week-long summer institutes co-sponsored by EDCO Collaborative and TEC (The Education Cooperative) offer immersive experiences for educators of art and various other disciplines.

  • Archive: 2014’s week-long mulit-arts summer institute with Shea Schatell of the Carroll School
  • Archive: 2013's week-long art and science summer institute with Drumlin Farm

Teacher Receptions
Educators are invited to fall and spring receptions that offer curator-led tours of new exhibitions in the Museum galleries and new installations in the ever-changing Sculpture Park. Discussions of curriculum connections and lesson ideas connect your classroom to deCordova’s dynamic contemporary art offerings and offer opportunities to meet the Museum Staff and Guides facilitating your museum visits. Next reception: May 12, 2015.

Specialized Professional Development for your School or Group
If you are interested in arranging arts-based or interdisciplinary professional development tailored to your specific school, district, or group, contact Donna Berube at dberube@decordova.org or 781.259.3603.

Lincoln Nursery School/deCordova Partnership
Preschool faculty and administrators, education professors, and museum educators are invited to inquire about professional development opportunities with the on-site, Reggio Emilia-inspired Lincoln Nursery School and deCordova's Learning and Engagement Department.

Experiential Learning Workshops
Each winter, free professional development workshops led by our Rivers and Revolutions and Concord River Institute partners offer an immersive day of interdisciplinary, collaborative learning led by teachers and students from a unique and inspiring program at Concord-Carlisle High School.

 

Resources for Teachers

Sculpture Park Directory
DeCordova’s renewed emphasis on its 30-acre Sculpture Park means that new installations arrive each season. Visit the Sculpture Park Directory

Sculpture on Site Lesson Plans
Interdisciplinary lessons plans designed to integrate deCordova’s unique Sculpture Park resources into the classroom are available: