Kidspace Inc. organizes an annual summer teacher institute to provide training in using arts-based strategies for the preK-8 age group in school and community-based settings. This week-long institute draws together teachers from the region, artists, staff from the three museums, faculty from Williams and MCLA, and experts in the field to explore the annual theme and consider an art-centric philosophy of teaching. Teachers experience art in the three museums and meet with artists, learn new teaching strategies, reflect on their practice, and develop classroom activities for Professional Development Points (PDPs) or graduate credit through MCLA.
Kidspace 2nd Annual Summer Teacher Institute
Monday, July 8, to Friday, July 12, 2013
9am – 3pm
Williamstown and North Adams, Massachusetts
Artist Talk and Wine & Cheese Reception: Roger Shimomura
Thursday, July 11, 4pm, FREE
MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts
This five-day institute draws together renowned artists, professors, teachers, and museum staff to explore teaching with art from many perspectives, and takes place at the three museums. Explore the theme of WORD (as a form of communication with multiple meanings) as you discover ways to use arts-based teaching strategies to reach pre-K through 8th-grade students.