New! Teacher advisory Council
The Portland Art Museum is looking for interested educators to work with and advise the Portland Art Museum’s Education Department. Active educators from all subjects and grade levels are welcome. This core group of teachers will serve for a one year term for the 2013-2014 school-year.
Participating educators will work closely with the Education department to:
- Brainstorm and collaborate on the roles and goals of the teacher council in its pilot year
- Work with Museum staff to create, vet, and plan teacher resources
- Provide peer review, and constructive criticism on accessibility, educational content, and activities
- Suggest opportunities, topics, speakers, and activities for professional development workshops
- Act as ambassadors for the Museum by participating in and sharing student and teacher programs with colleagues and administrators, providing a network of support for the Museum and teaching community.
Selected members would be expected to attend at least 3 of the 4 meetings which will be held in the evenings through-out the school year and will be presented with a complementary family membership to the Museum.
Please submit a letter of interest or a nomination letter for a colleague to The School and Teacher Program Specialist, Danae Hutson, email@example.com, by May 24, 2013.
Teacher Resources & Guides
Integrate the Museum into your curriculum or prepare for your Museum visit with our teacher resources and guides.
Click here to see sample tour activities for Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video.
Click here to view a sample of the objects you may see on your docent-guided tour.
Notes and Examples for authentic and meaningful engagement with Native Art (PDF)
These notes from the Spring 2013 Evening for Educators explore Traditional, Customary, and Contemporary Native American Art. Learn new terms and methods for analyzing materials, colors, symbols, narrative, and historical context and challenge yourself to think about how you are viewing Native Art.
The Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art [1.5 MB]
Most lesson plans include relevant background information about art history, vocabulary terms, a list of materials needed for activities, and questions to assess knowledge gained. Images of objects can be printed from the free PDF onto transparency film for use on overhead projectors.
Mike Murawski, Director of Education & Public Programs, is the founding author and editor of ArtMuseumTeaching.com, a collaborative forum for reflecting on practice in the field of art museum education.