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Professional Development

The National Gallery of Art provides K–12 educators and administrators professional development that deepens understanding of the visual arts and develops their teaching practice.

Teacher Institute

The Teacher Institute is a five-day summer seminar that helps K–12 teachers of all subjects strengthen their knowledge of art history and integrate visual art into classroom teaching. The program features lectures, gallery tours, teaching strategies, and hands-on learning experiences.

Teacher Workshops

Workshops are designed to help teachers find meaning and pleasure in the visual arts. These programs introduce art in the Gallery's collection and in special exhibitions, explore interdisciplinary curriculum connections, and model methods for teaching with art. All programs include teaching resource materials.

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