Advanced Teacher Institute

Participants at 2012 Summer Teacher Institute; Credit: Daniel Schwartz

Take your knowledge of the Art, Books, and Creativity curriculum to the next level.

Alumni of the NMWA’s ABC Teacher Institute, apply your knowledge of the Art, Books, and Creativity (ABC) curriculum and expand it during the July 13–17, 2015, week-long advanced practicum. Work with a book artist; curriculum specialists in art, science, and language arts; and NMWA educators to expand your tool kit of book formats, writing samples, and integration ideas as well as to explore the parallels between studio and STEM habits of mind.

This program is free and takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Through in-gallery discussions, explore inquiry methods to encourage creative and critical thinking among your students. Combining independent reflection, brainstorming with colleagues, and feedback from specialists, participants will develop a new interdisciplinary unit for their specific classroom needs from concept to final design.

Participants receive free art materials for their classrooms and can register for graduate credit through Trinity Washington University for $375.

Prerequisite: ABC Teacher Institute


Application Deadline: Monday, May 18, 2015
(Applications received after the May 18 deadline will be considered if space becomes available.)
Acceptance Notification: Monday, June 1, 2015
Advanced Teacher Institute: Monday–Friday, July 13–17, 2015

The ABC curriculum and professional development content presented online and in the Summer Teacher Institute were developed by NMWA and its partners between 2003 and 2010 with two grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

The 2015 ABC Advanced Teacher Institute is supported by the Leo Rosner Foundation,  Newman’s Own Foundation, and Wells Fargo. Additional funding is provided by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.