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Spring and Summer 2015 Teacher Programs

FREE Teacher Reception for Pre-K12 Educators
May 12, 4–6 pm

Explore the brand new Walking Sculpture exhibition and preview new works coming to the Sculpture Park. Network with fellow educators and learn about deCordova’s teacher resources. For Pre-K–12 educators in all subject areas. All reception attendees and educators who are Members receive 15% off group rates for their next visit to deCordova. Please RSVP to or 781.259.3603.

EDCO Summer Institute: Curricular Enhancement through a Multi-Arts Approach
with Shea Schattel and Molly Delehey, Carroll School
August 10–13, 9 am–3 pm | October 24, 9 am–1 pm

Create inspiring, multi-sensory lesson plans by participating in an invigorating workshop using art, movement, drama, and music that will inspire artistic pedagogy in K–8 classrooms in all subjects. Discover the creative potential of your students by learning a multi-arts approach to your teaching, and explore new ways of teaching story genres by experimenting with poems, fables, and myths. Informational flier available here.

Summer Retreat: Walking the Teacher's Path, originally scheduled for August 11–12, is cancelled.

Professional Development

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 Schattel 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.

Specialized Professional Development

If you are interested in arranging arts-based or interdisciplinary professional development tailored to your specific school, district, or group, contact Donna Berube at 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.