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The Queens Museum Education Department works with our partner schools to create customized residencies that integrate the Museum’s resources into programming that supports the goals of each school community. Residencies can emphasize arts objectives and focus on art technique, art history, and exhibition design or they can mirror classroom instruction and support Common Core academic objectives. Residencies can be project-based or integrated into service learning projects. They can be designed to reach every student in the school community or to strategically target subgroups of students; for example, those not enrolled in art classes or those who might benefit the most from alternative learning experiences and settings. Regardless of the specific program design, the Education Department’s goal is to collaborate with school partners to develop programming that utilizes Museum resources to maximize the benefit to students. These resources include:
- Diverse and critically acclaimed exhibitions The Museum presents historical exhibitions that speak directly to local and contemporary New York City issues, and cutting-edge, critically acclaimed contemporary art exhibitions and projects that are global in scope.
- Extensively-trained and accomplished Teaching Artists and Museum Educators Our roster of Teaching Artists and Educators are carefully selected and receive ongoing professional development and training.
- Programming that supports academic standards Education programs have been developed to connect Museum experiences with common core literacy standards.
- Educators experienced with diverse learners and inclusion settings through nationally recognized ArtAccess programs the Museum supports diverse learners, including English Language Learners, students with emotional, mental, and physical disabilities, and individuals affected by autism.
All our residencies ideally include a minimum of one visit to the Museum and a culminating celebration of student work that can be shown at the school, or in the Museum’s our beautiful sunlit Community Partnership Gallery.
To discuss a school residency, please contact Heidi Holder, Director of Education email@example.com