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Upcoming 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: Donna Berube at dberube@decordova.org or 781.259.3603. 

Experiential Learning
February and March, TBD
Join us for a free, day-long 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. 

Date and topic of your own choosing
Inquire about specially designed workshops or full-day programs that meet your and your school or district’s professional development goals. For registration and inquiries, contact: Donna Berube at dberube@decordova.org or 781.259.3603. 

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 classroom visits. Next reception: May 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 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: