We are excited to announce the launch of a new direction for Carnegie Museum of Art’s teacher advisory board!
Thank you to everyone who applied—we are no longer accepting applications at this time. Final decisions will be announced by Friday, April 18, and contracts will be mailed our by Wednesday, April 30.
How does it work?
Instead of assembling a new advisory board around each special exhibition, we’re assembling a group of 14 teachers to commit to a two-year paid contract to work with CMOA education staff. This will allow us flexibility to schedule meetings (not everyone has to come to every meeting) and find opportunities to get teacher feedback and ideas for the permanent collection and special exhibitions. We are looking for a balance of teachers from a range of schools/districts, grade levels, and disciplines/subjects. We are particularly interested in having a mixture of art and non-art disciplines.
Teachers selected for the Board will work with CMOA education staff to understand and plan around the ways that objects and exhibitions in the museum can complement classroom learning objectives and make a guided museum visit valuable to all K–12 teachers.
What will be the focus?
The first topic to address will be opportunities and ideas for the fall 2014 teacher professional development workshops—specifically related to visual literacy, the Hillman Photography Initiative, and the permanent collection. The first meeting will need to be scheduled between Monday, May 12, and Friday, May 23.