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Published: Published: October 3rd, 2019

FREE Professional Development for Educators at the Musical Instrument Museum

 

Explore new ideas in your classroom at the Musical Instruments Museum. This January and February the Musical instrument is offering professional development classes on Saturdays completely free to educators. Put these events on your calendar and register today!

 

Build Early Skills Through Music

Saturday, January 11, 2020  |  10:00 a.m.–noon

Free for educators Musical play enhances development in young children. Early childhood (from birth through age 8) educators will learn how to engage students in observation, discussion, and play based on MIM’s collection.

STEM For Early Childhood New in 2019–2020!

Saturday, January 11, 2020  |  1:00 p.m. –3:00pm

Free for educators STEM learning in early childhood can begin with music. Early childhood (from birth through age 8) educators will learn how to engage students in scientific exploration, observation, investigation, and analysis with the use of play and age-appropriate STEM projects related to musical instruments in MIM’s collection.

Create a Global Classroom

Saturday, February 15, 2020  |  10:00 a.m.–noon Free for educators Learn new, musical ways to bring culture into the classroom. Engage students in grades 3–12 through games, projects, and writing and discussion prompts that will empower them to investigate material culture from the museum’s collections. Focus: Mexican Banda, Yaqui Pascolas, and Central African cultural symbolism.

STEM: An Introduction to Musical Electronics New in 2019-2020!

Saturday, February 15, 2020  |  1:00–3:00 p.m.

Free for educators

Electronics are indispensable in both the music industry and daily life. Discover fun and engaging ways to introduce students in grades 3–12 to the basic concepts of electronics and magnetism that are used in musical instruments throughout MIM’s collections. No prior experience is necessary.

Educators can register at: https://mim.org/professional-development/professional-development-registration-form/

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Published: Published: August 26th, 2019

Online PD & Resources for Visual Arts Educators: The Art of Education University

The Art of Education University is an online platform specializing in content and resources for visual art teachers, some completely free of charge. Their mission is to grow amazing art teachers at every stage of their career. You can subscribe to their magazine and podcast, or download lesson plans completely for FREE. Their content is developed by art teachers for the professional development of art teachers.

Additional paid content The Art of Education University offers includes:

  • An on-demand PD platform Art of Ed PRO that allows access to PD on a daily basis
  • A 100% online Art Ed NOW conference to help arts teachers develop and grow professionally
  • An affordable Masters Degree in Visual Arts Education through their DEAC accredited university

Check out free resources for your classroom!

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