Opening Ideas: Exercises in Creativity to Foster Innovative Thinking
Friday, March 10, 8:30 am–3:00 pm
Biennial artist Fritz Horstman, who is also education coordinator at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut, invites us to explore art and creativity through drawing, color, and movement exercises in the studio and Sculpture Park. Designed for teachers of all grade levels who will bring something concrete to take back to the classroom in addition to personal artistic inspiration and insights. PDPs available. Click for detailed course and registration info at EDCO.

Reading the Landscape: An Interdisciplinary Exploration through Art, Literature, History, and Science
Saturday, April 1, 8:30 am–3:30 pm
Immerse yourself in an energizing day of art, nature, literature, and local history with deCordova and the Walden Woods Project. This workshop will take place at both locations and focus on developing a lesson plan using your local landscape to connect with your curriculum in all disciplines and grade levels. PDPs and graduate credit available. Click for detailed course and registration info at EDCO.

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

Professional Development

Educator Eblast

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

EDCO/TEC Workshops

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

  • Archive: Week-long mulit-arts summer institute with Shea Schattel and Molly Delehey of the Carroll School
  • Archive: 2013's week-long art and science summer institute with Drumlin Farm

Specialized Professional Development

If you are interested in arranging arts-based or interdisciplinary professional development tailored to your specific school, district, or group, contact Donna Berube at [email protected] or 781.259.3603. We specialize in connecting the arts with other subjects.

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.

Facilities Rental for Educational Organizations

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