Saturday Professional Development Workshops

Day-long programs emphasizing object-based learning strategies for multiple disciplines and grade-levels. Pre-registration required; space is limited. Lunch and breaks provided.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519, Italian), Codex Leicester, c.1506-10 (detail). Ink on paper. Each double sheet 11 ¾” x 17 5/8”

Daylong Workshop for Educators: Thinking in Pictures

Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Power of Observation

Saturday, February 21st, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Arts integration is an idea Leonardo da Vinci would have understood. In fact, for him, art and science were never discrete areas of study. It was through Leonardo’s scientific curiosity about the world around him, close observation, and skill in thinking on paper that he created the outstanding masterpieces for which he is famous. Inspire your students to “think like Leonardo” through the integration of STEM subjects and art.

This day-long program will emphasize learning strategies for multiple disciplines and grade-levels.

Registration fee includes: resource materials, certificate of attendance, and lunch.
Pre-registration required; space is limited.  $35 general/ $30 museum member.
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Arts Integration & Appetizers

A FREE Wednesday evening professional development series for educators

Programs run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and will include light refreshments. Join fellow educators as we explore ways to use art objects as primary source materials for learning across the curriculum. Participants receive free teaching resources, and will enjoy hands-on activities, gallery tours, and opportunities to discover Museum resources. 

What Objects Mean - November 5, 2014

Art-Powered Time Machine - December 3, 2014

Reading Portraits: Integrating Portraits into the Social Studies and Language Arts Curriculum - January 7, 2015

The Power of Observation - February 4, 2015

Everyone's a Critic: Developing and Defending an Informed Opinion - March 4, 2015

Incorporating Contemporary Art into Your Classroom Curriculum - April 1, 2015

On Your Schedule

Museum Education Staff will conduct customized professional development sessions upon request for your school community, at your site or ours. Subject to staff availability; fees may apply. Contact the Museum at with your request.

Clock Hours

Formal professional development sessions include documentation of clock hours toward recertification.