Programs for Teachers
The Museum offers professional development programs for middle- and high-school teachers, ranging from half-day workshops to multi-day seminars.
Half day workshops include:
Utilizing the Museum as a Teaching Resource
Work with Museum educators to explore the educational opportunities provided by Moving Image. Participate in a guided tour, hands-on workshop, and screening program, and learn how these sessions can be incorporated into your class’s curriculum.
Film and Television in the Classroom
Participate in a "Screening America" program and discuss the ways in which movies and television can be used in your classroom to teach English, English as a Second Language, Art, and Social Studies.
Presidential Campaigns, Television, and the Internet
In this workshop for teachers of Social Studies and English Language Arts, Museum educators work with you to explore the Museum’s online exhibition The Living Room Candidate. Learn about the history of presidential campaign commercials and discuss ways of integrating the site’s resources into your curriculum.
Teaching Internet Research Skills
This workshop is designed for teachers of Social Studies and English Language Arts. Using the Museum's websites Moving Image Source and The Living Room Candidate, you will develop ways to teach your students how to conduct Internet research. You will also learn about a variety of reliable online research resources.
Teaching History through Documentary Film
View the powerful 1987 documentary Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, and discuss the use of film and video in the history classroom.
Video Games and Learning
Discover ways in which video games can be integrated into your curriculum through hands-on demonstrations of video game technology and your own participation in a Video Game Programming Workshop. This session is designed for teachers of Social Studies, Science, Math, and Art.