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Static, 2009
Steve McQueen, English (active Amsterdam and London)
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VAST (Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching): A Summer Seminar for Teachers

A Dolfinger-McMahon and Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Teacher Education Program

2018 Seminar: Art as the Spark for Socially Engaged Teaching and Learning

July 9–13, 2018
9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
30 Act 48 or NJ professional development hours or
2 graduate credits (for additional tuition paid to the University of the Arts)

Untitled (We will no longer be seen and not heard)
Untitled (We will no longer be seen and not heard), 1985
Barbara Kruger, American
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Art can help us interrogate our past, explore contemporary culture, and chart actions for the future. In this weeklong seminar, we invite K–12 teachers to use art to frame the big questions that impact our students and the world around them. Learn practical teaching tools and strategies that will encourage your students to engage with current social issues through reflection, perspective-taking, and creative self-expression.

In this seminar, enjoy:

  • Creative warm-up activities
  • Presentations by museum staff and invited scholars
  • Gallery sessions with museum educators
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Off-site field trips
  • Sharing ideas with colleagues

How to Apply

  1. Submit an application by May 11, 2018.
  2. Find out if you are accepted by May 14, 2018. Public and charter school teachers in the School District of Philadelphia are automatically considered for a scholarship when they apply and will be notified about funding on the same date.
  3. Register by May 18, 2018. Registration is $260 ($210 for Museum members).
  4. Graduate credit: If you would like to take the seminar for graduate credit, you must also register for the course through the University of the Arts. The fee is $500 (discounts available). There will be two one-hour meetings and a final assignment for those getting graduate credit.

VAST Application

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For more information, please contact The Division of Education by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or by e-mail at .

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