The University of the arts

Integrating Museum Resources Into the Classroom
The University of the Arts

PRES 588NM 01 Integrating Museum Resources Into the Classroom

PRES 588NM 01

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Jacqueline Cassidy



Fall 2017

  • (Oct. 28 to Nov. 11)
  • Sat, Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 3.00 Credits
  • 3.00 Graduate Credits
  • Tuition: $1010 / Fees: $50
How do we effectively and routinely bring museum resources into our classrooms? This course offers educators a broad understanding of how to locate and use museum resources as lesson planning tools, to guide inquiry-based learning and curriculum development. With >35,000 museums in the US alone offering vast open educational resources (OER) for teachers to use in their classrooms, we will explore and analyze OER to enhance lesson planning and engage students with collections both at the museum and remotely. With visits to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, and the Institute of Contemporary Art to explore and extend the online experience into the physical space. We will draw in the galleries, and apply our collective online and in-person museum experiences into curriculum planning for the classroom. Open to K-12 teachers in all subject areas.

Additional field trips for this course include: Wachovia Education Resource Center, viewing of Philadelphia Assembled along with time in the galleries, a visit to the Franklin Institute to see the current exhibition “Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor” with time in to explore the exhibition space.