Summer Teacher Institute | “Expanding Literacies, Extending Classrooms”

Event time: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

This program offers teachers an enriched understanding of how visual art can support reading, writing, and thinking. Workshops, discussions, and lectures by university faculty, museum curators, and educators demonstrate how “visual text” can be used to enhance literacy instruction, both in the classroom and museum.

Institute sessions include hands-on experience with works of art, as the museum is used as an extension of the classroom. Participants receive the tools and practice needed to incorporate visual literacy and artworks into classroom instruction. Common core standards will be addressed. Active teachers may attend only two Summer Institutes.

  • Sessions run from 10 am to 3:30 pm, Tuesday through Friday.
  • Attendance is required on all four days.
  • Lunch and parking is provided daily.
  • This program is free of charge for active teachers.

Please note that space is limited. Admission is rolling, and applicants will receive notification as their application is processed. Preference will be given to teachers in the New Haven Public Schools. If you attend with one or more colleagues from the same school, you will receive a teacher resource packet for your classroom.

Registration is now closed. For further information, please contact Education ( | +1 203 432 2858).

Throughout the building
Space is limited
Preregistration is required
(This venue is wheelchair accessible)
Free but register in advance
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