The Queens Museum Education Department offers customized professional development workshops, training, and, on occasion, special, intensive short-term institutes relevant to a wide range of educators, administrators and artists.
Content and Curriculum
The Queens Museum is home to cutting-edge permanent and temporary exhibitions that speak to contemporary urban audiences and focus on topics as diverse as the visual arts, history, the humanities and science. This wide range of innovative exhibitions, all housed under one roof, provide educators with a stimulating environment in which to design and develop innovative and engaging projects directly relevant to the lives and experiences of their students.
In all professional development workshops, educators have the opportunity to hear presentations from leading curators and scholars at the Queens Museum and collaborate with our staff to tailor content to your curricular needs. Workshops are designed in alignment with fundamental Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Math, as well as recognized state standards in the other core subject areas.
Subject areas include:
- Visual arts, contemporary art and art history with content focused on object-based teaching and common core standards; issues, ideas, and trends in contemporary art; and social practice and socially engaged art
- Urban design, architecture and city planning and geography through experiences with the Museum’s Panorama of the City of New York
- History and social studies covering such topics as New York City history, the origins of New York City Parks, and the 1939 and 1964 Worlds Fairs.
- Decorative arts through experiences with the Museum’s exhibition of the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass [link to page in curatorial]
- Science covering environmental and natural science through experiences with the Relief Map of the New York City Water Supply System, on exhibition in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection)
Instructional strategies and student engagement
In addition to professional development grounded in the rich content at the Queens Museum, we also offer educators professional development opportunities related to student engagement, behavior management, and support for diverse learners. Topics include:
- Universal Design for Learning
- working with families and children affected by autism
- positive behavior supports
- project-based learning for multiple intelligences, Pre-K-Grade12
- Common Core Connections Pre-K-Grade12
- art making for English Language Learners students (how the practice of art making increases literacy skills)
- math games through art making
- STEM to STEAM: integrating art and design into STEM
- creative interventions, the role of therapy in an art group
- adult learners and technology
- autism and technology
- differentiated instruction through the arts
- teaching the arts in secured settings
- non-traditional artmaking for art teachers
- drawing on location (use of technology in on-site sketching)
- art making and character development (looking at the social and emotional outcomes behind the process of creating)
To learn more about professional development opportunities in our education department please contact, Claudia Dishon, Manager of School Programs at 718.592.9700 x132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.