FALL 2019 AND WINTER 2020 TEACHER COURSES
 

Seeing Nature in Art, Seeing Art in Nature with Kyle Browne and Julie Bernson

Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2, 8:30 am–3 pm (Part 1)
Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, 8:30 am–3 pm (Part II)

May be taken separately or together
Course credit available for each course

We invite art and science teachers to join us at deCordova this fall and winter as we immerse ourselves in art and the natural world. The exhibitions and environments of the 30-acre Sculpture Park and Museum galleries will provide the inspiration for developing interdisciplinary, place-based, experiential learning strategies, lesson plans, and projects: from the 19th and early 20th century plant structure photographs of Karl Blossfeldt and Anna Atkins to Peter Hutchinson’s land- and garden-based works to Andy Goldsworthy’s new permanent Sculpture Park installation. We will explore through multidisciplinary lenses and techniques to create dialogues with places and each other from which we will develop engaging, curriculum-connected classroom activities. Our work together will include discovering the aesthetics of scientific classification, using photography to investigate and document the ephemeral, observing the seasonal changes of both the natural world and outdoor sculpture, and creating a sense of place through making.

For preK-12 art and science teachers, and any others interested in multidisciplinary approaches to their curriculum and using the outdoors; ideal for teaching teams in the same school or district.

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Inquiries, please contact: Julie Bernson at jbernson@thetrustees.org or 617.542.7696 x4016.


Professional Development at deCordova

EDUCATOR EBLAST

To receive occasional emails about teacher programs and advance exhibition information, please contact Donna Berube at dberube@decordova.org or 781.259.3603.

EDCO WORKSHOPS

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

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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 jbernson@thetrustees.org or 617.542.7696 x4016.

LINCOLN NURSERY SCHOOL/DECORDOVA PARTNERSHIP

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, lcanning@lincolnnurseryschool.org.

FACILITIES RENTAL FOR EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

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 dberube@decordova.org or 781.259.3603.