Educator Resource Center Created for teachers and educational professionals
The Educator Resource Center (ERC) contains a wide array of books, Art Connection Kits, videos and other materials available for check out. The ERC staff also provide curriculum consultation and professional development sessions to assist educators with art-integration strategies for their classes and community programs.
Come in and browse our shelves or search the online catalogue. You must register with the ERC to borrow materials.
Contact the Educator Resource Center for more information.
Thursday, Noon-5 p.m.
Friday, Noon–5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Or by appointment
The Educator Resource Center is supported in part by H&R Block.
Art Connection Kits Engage Students
Art Connection Kits are available to reserve and check out for 2 weeks, and provide multi-disciplinary, hands-on enrichment activities related to various areas of the museum collection based on historic periods and cultural groups. Hands-on materials provide a tactile experience along with visual, auditory and olfactory components to engage through a variety of learning modalities.
Current kits available are:
Contact the Educator Resource Center for more information
Professional Development For educators of all disciplines.
Want to schedule a dynamic and engaging event for your next professional development? FREE morning, afternoon or all-day sessions are available Wednesday through Friday and can accommodate up to 45 people. Offered at the museum or on-site at requested locations.
The Educator Resource Center team will work with you to provide a customized event. Following an orientation in the ERC, your event may include:
- Gallery activities
- A docent-led tour
- Inspiring take-home resources and activities
- Lunch in Rozzelle Court Restaurant
Professional Development Programs
Art as Informational Text (6-12)
ELA for Art Teachers (K-5)
ELA for Art Teachers (6-12)
Visual Thinking and Literacy (K-12)
Linking Language and Art (K-5)
Exploring the Civil Rights Movement (6-12)
Immigration in the United States (6-12)
Documents and Downloads Information from professional development programs
Visual Thinking Strategies
Beginner VTS training presentation (PDF)
Understanding the Basics (PDF)
Conferences and Presentations
NSTA Presentation (PDF)