NCMA offers professional development programs that support educators across North Carolina as they connect across disciplines through art. Check the events page for upcoming offerings. View our program overviews below.
Fall Educator Expo: Educator Expos feature immersive learning experiences led by contemporary artists, educators, and designers in the museum’s studios, galleries, and special exhibition spaces. We welcome educators of all levels and disciplines as well as teaching artists and others interested in learning through the arts at this annual, celebratory event.
Workshops: Spend time in the galleries exploring how art connects to your teaching practice. Connect with other educators, learn new strategies, and develop your creative capacities. Saturday workshops are offered during the school year and two-day workshops run during weekdays in the summer.
NCMA Edcamp: NCMA hosts professional development using the EdCamp [www.edcamp.org] model once a year. Collaborate and connect through participant-driven professional learning experiences. Participants create, lead, and attend sessions on arts integration that are responsive to educators’ needs and interests. Open to educators from all grade levels and subject areas.
NCMA Fellowship for Collaborative Teaching:
Considering the unknowns in the coming year, we are not accepting applications for a 2020-2021 Fellowship for Collaborative Teaching. Stay tuned for updates on programs to support collaborative teaching and other educator programs by signing up for our educator newsletter.
Fellowships are awarded annually to pairs of North Carolina K-12th grade educators interested in refining their practice in art integration strategies and collaboration. Professional development support and stipends are provided. The application process is open to pairs of teachers who teach at the same school.
- Contact Jill Taylor with questions.
Professional Development for Your Organization: Let the Museum become your classroom for your next school or countywide teacher professional development day. Sessions include an overview of our teacher resources and programs and your choice from a menu of topics. Call (919) 664-6748 or email Jill Taylor to schedule a session. Reservations must be made at least four weeks in advance and are based on availability.
- Free: 1-2 hour session; Fee-based: Daylong workshop
- Groups of 10 or more
- Open to all disciplines and grade levels
Online Courses: On-line courses for educators are offered several times during the year.
Visual Literacy: Making Connections with Works of Art (Fall 2020)
This online course will introduce a variety of engagement strategies to facilitate deeper inquiry into works of art. Teachers can receive 10 hours of participation (1 CEU) in Art or Literacy upon completion.
Mini-Courses on Art and Science
The NCMA offers educators a series of minicourses on the connections between art and science. Participants explore topics through inquiry-based learning in an online community while gaining valuable classroom connections. This course will run in 2021.
Exploring Global Learning through Art
This self-paced online course uses works of art from the museum’s collection as a pathway to understanding global issues and developing cross-cultural understanding. The goal of this course is to help you, and eventually your students, explore global issues through inquiry-driven, art-based practices. The course will help you make connections to your content areas, identify your own global practice, and provide strategies to help students investigate the world, recognize perspectives, communicate ideas, and take action. Open from January 21-March 17, 2020, find more info about the course here.
Videoconferences for Educators: Strengthen your district’s professional development plan by scheduling an interactive videoconference for your staff with the NCMA. Complimentary sessions are 30-60 minutes in length and are for groups of 10 or more. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and are based on availability.
Contact: Kristin Smith, 919-664-6771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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