We are pleased to have the award-winning educator, Kristi Oliver, teach part of our winter course offering related to the Screens: Virtual Material and Cool Medium: Art, Television & Psychedelia, 1960-1980 exhibitions, currently on view into March.

This two-part course can be taken individually for PDPs, or combined for graduate credit option.
EDCO and non-EDCO members welcome.

Friday, February 9, 9 am–3 pm

Instead of trying to get students off their phones, why not get them to use them well?
Hear about successful projects using smartphones and social media as a complement to analog and digital photography and courses in any other discipline. Then develop your own lessons that use this powerful handheld technology for educational and social good.

Taught by Kristi Oliver, UMASS/Dartmouth Assistant Professor and award-winning high school photography teacher currently doing Ph.D. research on this topic.

Details and registration at EDCO

Screens, Art, and Society
Saturday, February 10, 9 am–3 pm

How do screens inform our visual, educational, and social lives?
From windows to televisions to computers, we will explore how screens both separate and bring us together as we mess around with analog and digital materials. Consider the impact on students of our current technological moment while developing lesson plans for art, science, history, social studies, and technology classrooms.

Taught by Julie Bernson, Deputy Director for Learning and Engagement at deCordova.

Details and registration at EDCO

Inquiries about either workshop, contact: Julie Bernson at [email protected] or 781.259.3649.

Professional Development at deCordova


To receive occasional emails about teacher programs and advance exhibition information, please contact Donna Berube at [email protected] or 781.259.3603.


Day-long workshops through the school-year and week-long summer institutes co-sponsored by EDCO Collaborative offer immersive experiences for educators of art and various other disciplines.


What could an immersive and inspiring professional development experience at deCordova do for your department or school?
Half- and full-day programs are designed around your objectives and interests. Great for educators interested in experiential or place-based learning; 2D and 3D art making; and interdisciplinary connections with science, environmental studies, language arts, history, and more. Contact for inquiries and to discuss ideas: Julie Bernson at [email protected] or 781.259.3649.


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. Contact Lisa Canning, [email protected].


DeCordova's 30-acre, pond-side campus is an inspiring setting for your own retreat. We offer special rates for schools or organizations that wish to rent our studios or meeting spaces for their own professional development or meetings. Contact Donna Berube at [email protected] or 781.259.3603.