Advanced Teacher Institute

Photo of 2012 Institute participants creating artists' books
Participants at 2012 Summer Teacher Institute; Credit: Daniel Schwartz

The next Advanced Teacher Institute will take place July 17–21, 2017.

During this week-long advanced practicum, alumni of NMWA’s ABC Teacher Institute apply their knowledge of the Art, Books, and Creativity (ABC) curriculum and expand upon it.

Participants will:

  • Work with a book artist; curriculum specialists in visual arts, science, and language arts; and National Museum of Women in the Arts’ (NMWA) educators.
  • Expand their tool kit of book formats, writing samples, and ABC curriculum integration ideas.
  • Explore the parallels between studio habits of mind and STEM innovation thinking.
  • Experiment with inquiry methods designed to encourage creative and critical thinking among their students. 
  • Develop a new interdisciplinary unit for their specific classroom needs from concept to final design. 

This program is free ($30 materials fee collected upon registration) and takes place for one week, Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. 

Once educators receive notification of acceptance into the Advanced Teacher Institute, they will receive information about obtaining three graduate credit hours by registering through Trinity Washington University. Tuition for graduate credits is $375.

Applications are no longer being accepted fof the 2017 Advanced Teacher Institute. If you wish to be informed about future offerings, complete the teacher email list form.


ABC Teacher Institute


  • Application Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2017
  • Acceptance Notification: Monday, May 29, 2017

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 2017 ABC Advanced Teacher Institute is supported by the Leo Rosner Foundation and Wells Fargo. 

National Museum of Women in the Arts