We hope you can join us for a free George Washington Professional Development Workshop on February 20, 2016, 10:30am – 1:00pm at the Taubman Museum of Art!
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about our first president and discover new ways to integrate your lessons and teach from the exciting array of art and artifacts in this exhibit. Lucy Smith, theEducation Outreach and Program Coordinator of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon will show you how to incorporate Visual Teaching Strategies, then we will explore the exhibit and examine several objects with suggestions on how to teach with them. She will finish by discussing some of the on- line resources Mount Vernon provides.
The Taubman Children’s Education Department will focus on the art of miniature portraits and you will have the opportunity to create an example to take back to the classroom. You will receive a lesson and extended learning materials. All lessons connect to the VA SOL’s in history, literacy, and visual arts; specifically targeted are SOL’s related to Virginia citizens grades 2/3, the American Revolution grades 3/4, and Famous Americans in grades K - 2. Teachers will receive a professional development certificate documenting their hours. To learn about the exhibition, please visit the exhibition page.