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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.

Summer Institute for Educators
The Power of Art: Pathways to Critical Thinking and Social-Emotional Learning

How might works of art spark engagement, support critical thinking, and foster social-emotional wellness in both students and educators?

The 2021 Online Summer Institute for Educators invites education professionals of all grade levels and subjects to learn from and connect with thought leaders and practitioners around the power of teaching with art. Participants will engage through live, synchronous webinar sessions, small learning-group meetings, teaching-artist workshops, online social events, and asynchronous, self-paced components.

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.

Questions about our programs should be directed to [email protected].

When contacting the Gallery, please provide a telephone number and the times of day when you can best be reached.