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Professional Development

Workshops and lectures support integrating the arts into your teaching across disciplines and grade levels. Programs are free of charge and offer Professional Development Units (PDUs). All educators are welcome, K-12 through college as well as independent and nonprofit-based.

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Teacher Advisory Council

The Teacher Advisory Council includes educators across disciplines and grade levels (kindergarten through college). Council members collaborate with Education staff to promote meaningful student and teacher engagement with the Museum and to support arts integration across the curriculum. The Council meets four times each year. Members serve two-year terms.

The Education Department is currently accepting applications to join the Teacher Advisory Council for 2017–2019. Please send the completed application along with your résumé to Hana Layson, Manager of School and Educator Programs, by June 12, 2017.

2016-2017 Council Members (PDF)


Educator Membership Discount

The Museum is proud to offer educators discounts on all membership levels from Individual through Patron Society: 15% discount for one year or 30% discount for two years. Available online only. Please use the discount code EDU15 or EDU30. Proof of educator status may be requested at entry.


College Creative License

College students can purchase the College Creative License online for $20 and enjoy one year of admission to Museum exhibitions and programs, discounts to the Northwest Film Center, and more. Faculty may purchase College Creative Licenses in bulk by sending students’ first and last names, email addresses, and zip codes to Hana Layson.


Teachers in Training

Museum staff and docents lead programs for undergraduate and graduate classes to help future Oregon teachers integrate the Museum and the visual arts into their teaching. Please contact Hana Layson for more information.


Museum to You

Bring docents to your classroom for lively, in-depth arts engagement in advance of a Museum tour. Limited spaces available. Questions? Please contact Gabriella Linquist for more information.

Museum to You classroom visits have filled for the 2016-2017 school year. Fall 2017 Museum to You visits will be available to schedule after September 1.


Teen Programs

The Mythos Challenge is a Game Competition, Youth Council, and Workshop Series which  aims to inspire youth to create with modern technology and to connect with community.

Alternative Identities Youth Event: The Portland Art Museum hosts an annual event for queer youth and members of Gay-Straight Alliances throughout the metro area. See films made by Northwest teens, visit the galleries, dress up in the photo booth, make art, make friends, and have fun!

Programs

Upcoming Events

Aug
20
Sun
Miller Family Free Day: Exploring Architecture
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948
Portland Visitors Information Center, 1948, Roger Sturtevant Collection, Oakland Museum of California

Inspired by John Yeon and his innovative practice and vision for Northwest architecture, this day of free admission and activities will encourage visitors to explore our built environment.

Family programs are generously supported in part by Sharon L. Miller and Family, the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation, the Lamb Baldwin Foundation, and the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon.

Aug
22
Tue
Passport to East Asia: A Journey through Art & Culture @ Stevens Room, Portland Art Museum, and other locations
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Armored warrior, soldier, and three musicians, mid-2nd century BCE
China, Shaanxi province; Yanjiawan tomb workshop, Xianyang, Armored warrior, soldier, and three musicians, mid-2nd century BCE, earthenware with pigments, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection of Early Chinese Art, no known copyright restrictions, 2004.114.10A-E]

The Portland Art Museum is proud to partner with the University of Oregon Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) and the Portland Japanese Garden to cosponsor a two-day professional development workshop for K-12 educators.

The workshop will feature: a gallery tour focused on Chinese Art, led by Maribeth Graybill, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art; a Japanese Art lecture by Akiko Walley, Professor of Japanese Art in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Oregon; entry to the Portland Chinese Garden; and a half-day excursion at the Japanese Garden, during which Professor Walley will use attributes of the Garden to teach universal concepts in Japanese Art. The garden lecture will be followed by a hands-on workshop led by Japanese multidisciplinary artist Mami Takahashi, Exhibition Manager at the Japanese Garden. The workshop will culminate with a roundtable discussion, in which participants will discuss how to utilize the workshop experiences in a variety of disciplines and classroom settings. The roundtable will be co-led by our UO CAPS Teacher Consultants, Katie Gillard, Art Teacher in the Beaverton School District, and Carrie Erickson, Art teacher at Mountain View High School (Bend). The workshop will provide inspiring and educational resources for teachers that can be applied in the classroom in a variety of contexts.

Free admission to the Portland Art Museum, Portland Japanese Garden, and Portland Chinese Garden included. Free access to K-12 East Asian curriculum units developed at the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies. Professional Development Units. Lunch provided.

Note: Each participant is responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. We encourage you to do that ASAP if you need to stay overnight. Hotels in Portland get filled quickly and are more expensive during summer.

The deadline for priority registration is June 1, 2017. The number of available seats is limited and it will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online.

Questions? Contact the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies:
Yifang Zhang, Program Coordinator, 541-346-5088, yzhang1@uoregon.edu
Michelle Crowson, Outreach Assistant, 360-918-2421, mcrowson@uoregon.edu

Aug
23
Wed
Passport to East Asia: A Journey through Art & Culture @ Stevens Room, Portland Art Museum, and other locations
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Armored warrior, soldier, and three musicians, mid-2nd century BCE
China, Shaanxi province; Yanjiawan tomb workshop, Xianyang, Armored warrior, soldier, and three musicians, mid-2nd century BCE, earthenware with pigments, The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection of Early Chinese Art, no known copyright restrictions, 2004.114.10A-E]

The Portland Art Museum is proud to partner with the University of Oregon Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) and the Portland Japanese Garden to cosponsor a two-day professional development workshop for K-12 educators.

The workshop will feature: a gallery tour focused on Chinese Art, led by Maribeth Graybill, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Asian Art; a Japanese Art lecture by Akiko Walley, Professor of Japanese Art in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Oregon; entry to the Portland Chinese Garden; and a half-day excursion at the Japanese Garden, during which Professor Walley will use attributes of the Garden to teach universal concepts in Japanese Art. The garden lecture will be followed by a hands-on workshop led by Japanese multidisciplinary artist Mami Takahashi, Exhibition Manager at the Japanese Garden. The workshop will culminate with a roundtable discussion, in which participants will discuss how to utilize the workshop experiences in a variety of disciplines and classroom settings. The roundtable will be co-led by our UO CAPS Teacher Consultants, Katie Gillard, Art Teacher in the Beaverton School District, and Carrie Erickson, Art teacher at Mountain View High School (Bend). The workshop will provide inspiring and educational resources for teachers that can be applied in the classroom in a variety of contexts.

Free admission to the Portland Art Museum, Portland Japanese Garden, and Portland Chinese Garden included. Free access to K-12 East Asian curriculum units developed at the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies. Professional Development Units. Lunch provided.

Note: Each participant is responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. We encourage you to do that ASAP if you need to stay overnight. Hotels in Portland get filled quickly and are more expensive during summer.

The deadline for priority registration is June 1, 2017. The number of available seats is limited and it will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online.

Questions? Contact the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies:
Yifang Zhang, Program Coordinator, 541-346-5088, yzhang1@uoregon.edu
Michelle Crowson, Outreach Assistant, 360-918-2421, mcrowson@uoregon.edu

Educator and Student Programs 2016-2017 (PDF)