Professional Development for Teachers

We work towards creating a sustainable and mutually beneficial partnership where Museum educators and West Side Collaborative (WSC) staff contribute their expertise to the exchange of learning.

Integrating Art and English Language Arts

During this two-hour workshop in the exhibition _Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time_, teachers explored different ways to integrate works of art into their English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum for sixth to eighth grade students. Teachers learned how to encourage close looking and conversation about a work of art by asking open-ended questions. They also considered how works of art could serve as inspiration for short stories and poetry.

  • Museum educator leading a conversation at Charles Demuth's _My Egypt_ (1927), 2010. Photograph by Liz Gillroy

  • Teachers sharing ideas and discussing curricular connections in the gallery, 2010. Photograph by Liz Gillroy

  • Teachers doing a drawing activity in the gallery, 2010. Photograph by Liz Gillroy

  • Teachers discuss movement and sounds in George Bellows's _Dempsey and Firpo_ (1924), 2010. Photograph by Liz Gillroy

  • Teachers doing a writing activity in the gallery, 2010. Photograph by Liz Gillroy