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TEACHER PROGRAMS

Teacher Workshops

Enrich your curriculum through professional development workshops that explore core connections between the visual arts and language, science, history, and mathematics. Topic-focused sessions foster experiential learning using open-ended discussion, cooperative group experiences, and critical thinking activities based upon the Museum’s extensive collection. Museum educators, scholars, and contemporary artists will assist teachers in developing tools for discussion and analysis.

Teacher programs at the Saint Louis Art Museum are offered free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Big Event for Teachers

Learn cross-curricular approaches to learning and teaching during the Big Event for Teachers, an annual professional development afternoon for K-12 educators. Interactive workshops, gallery discussions, and hands-on learning activities demonstrate ways in which teachers can incorporate object-centric lessons in their classroom and engage with the Museum as a teaching resource. The Big Event highlights both featured exhibitions and permanent collection objects, focusing on the relationships between visual art and other dynamic forms of interpretation.

Master Teacher Summer Fellowship

Think aesthetically, culturally, and creatively while promoting arts-based education. The Master Teacher Summer Fellowship is awarded annually to a St. Louis area classroom educator with a vested interest in museum learning. During the four-week summer appointment, the Fellow researches art objects, develops interdisciplinary learning materials, and prepares two museum education programs for teachers and students to be implemented during the following school year. The Fellowship is open to teachers of all grade levels and disciplines.

Teacher Advisory Group

Expand your perspectives as a member of the Museum’s Teacher Advisory Group (TAG). Composed of active teachers from all disciplines and grade levels, TAG serves as an invaluable link between the Museum and the St. Louis area teaching community. Members meet regularly to discuss ideas, collaborate on focused projects, and serve as a sounding board for Museum education initiatives, resources, and programs.

Educator eNews and Listserv

Keep abreast of educational programs and events with Educator eNews. Join our Listserv to receive our quarterly newsletter as well as monthly announcements about upcoming teacher workshops and school programs offered during the academic year. Please email teacherprograms@slam.org with your name, school name, school address, email address (school or home), and phone number (school, cellular, or home). Be sure to include the words "Educator Listserv" in the subject line.