Teacher Institutes

  • Artists’ books created by 2010 ABC Summer Teacher Institute participants.
    Artists’ books created by 2010 ABC Summer Teacher Institute participants.
  • Book artist Carol Barton assists teachers in paper engineering.
    Photo courtesy of Daniel Schwartz Book artist Carol Barton assists teachers in paper engineering.
  •  Gallery discussions introduce inquiry methods to encourage critical thinking
    Photo courtesy of Daniel Schwartz Gallery discussions introduce inquiry methods to encourage critical thinking

Explore NMWA’s curriculum and online resources during our annual, week-long institutes. Leave energized and primed with new ideas!

Ideal for educators of grades 3–8, the ABC Teacher Institute, now entering its 5th year, introduces elementary educators to the Arts, Books, and Creativity (ABC) Curriculum and resources. Since 2010, more than 75 teachers have attended this institute, and all of them say they would recommend it to a colleague!

In July 2013, NMWA offered its 1st Advanced Teacher Institute. Participants of this institute further explored the ABC curriculum, expanding their tool kit of book formats, writing samples, and integration ideas. Future Advanced Teacher Institutes will offered based on alumni demand.