Spring and Summer 2015 Teacher Programs
FREE Teacher Reception for Pre-K–12 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 Educator Members receive 15% off group rates for their next visit to deCordova. Please RSVP to email@example.com 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
with Lisa Sankowski, Courage & Renewal Northeast
August 11–12, 9 am–4 pm
Centering on themes of walking, trailblazing, pathfinding, and making, together we'll create an environment in which you can slow down, think deeply about pressing work and life questions, and benefit from the companionship and wisdom of fellow educators. We will make use of our own stories, classroom experiences, and rich metaphors to be found in the art and landscape of deCordova. For all Pre-K–12 educators. Informational flier available here.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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,