San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, March 22, 9am-2pm
Join us for the first in a series of contemporary art “mini-posiums” featuring conversations and interactive workshops focusing on relevance and play in classroom teaching, which is a follow up to the fall 2013 Art & Special Education Symposium hosted by the MA in Art Education, with an emphasis in special populations.
Featuring guest speaker Francis Estrada, Assistant Educator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) and Philadelphia-area K-12 Art Teachers.
Game On! Interacting with MoMA’s Collection Through Puzzles and Play:
Francis Estrada, Assistant Educator, School Programs at MoMA, will kick off the morning by leading an interactive workshop and conversation about using play and activities in teaching about modern and contemporary art. This one and a half hour workshop will introduce participants to MoMA school programs that featured game-based activities which helped the students interact with artwork. In this workshop, he will discuss the planning strategies and process for collaborations with teachers, specifically from the Institute of Play’s Quest to Learn school. In one of the collaborations, MoMA’s school visits program partnered with math teachers to create a “treasure hunt” for 7th grade students to use algebraic and geometrical reasoning to navigate a designated path through the Museum’s galleries, engage with the Museum’s collection, and solve a final puzzle. Participants will have the opportunity to work with each other to develop ideas they can use in their classrooms.
Afternoon Workshops: CALL FOR ENTRIES!
You are invited to submit a proposal to present a hands-on workshop following the morning talk with Francis Estrada on the topic of using contemporary art and art museum teaching strategies of play and relevance in classroom lessons and activities. The teachers selected to present afternoon workshops will receive a small honoraria.
Email a 250-word abstract of your workshop idea to Linda Moye at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: Mini-posium Proposal by FRIDAY, FEB 21 at 5PM.
*All certified teachers are eligible to receive Act 48 Credits. Morning refreshments will be provided. BYO Lunch or $10 buffet lunch from Moore College. Formal event invitation to follow in February.
Questions? Call Linda at 215-965-4045 or email her at email@example.com
This program is presented by The Galleries at Moore and Moore's Graduate Program in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations.