Professional Development Opportunities
The Fowler Museum is committed to strengthening global arts and humanities education, serving as a resource for all educators in the Los Angeles area and beyond. In addition to developing curriculum guides to complement major exhibitions, the Fowler Museum hosts a three-day Teacher Institute each summer. The Teacher Institute examines a new topic each year, using project-based learning methods as the framework for further inquiry into global arts.
More information and program registration for the 2019 Teacher Institute will be posted as soon as it is available.
Additional professional development opportunities, including special workshops with guest facilitators, will also be posted as they become available.
Upcoming Educator Workshop
Presenting Our Identities: Examining Attire and Adornment in Borneo
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Registration opens January 2019
Mark your calendars for the Fowler Museum’s next educator workshop, Presenting Our Identities, on Saturday, March 2. During this FREE professional development opportunity, K-12 educators will be invited to explore interdisciplinary and multicultural connections between visual arts and the “presentation of self,” a process by which we each express our layered identities to those around us.
Open to K-12 educators. Enrollment is limited.
About this Educator Workshop
This half-day program involves three primary facilitators: Cameron Taylor-Brown, artist, consultant, and educator at ARTSgarage; Joanna Barrkman, Senior Curator of Southeast Asian and Pacific Arts, Fowler Museum; and Allison Clark, Assistant Director of Education, Fowler Museum.
The workshop begins with a curatorial presentation on the customary attire of the indigenous peoples of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. These objects will contextualize the afternoon’s hands-on art-making workshop, in which educators will define the term “identity” before individuals create a small item of adornment.
LAUSD Salary Point Credit
Hold tight! This workshop is currently awaiting LAUSD Salary Point Credit approval.
“The Teacher Institute is a program that more teachers should know about. The project-based learning process makes many intimidated, but you all showed us how easy it is to implement.” -7th Grade Teacher, 2018 Teacher Institute
“This has been one of the most engaging teacher programs I’ve attended because of the good mix of hands-on, informational, and creative formats.” – Kindergarten Teacher, 2017 Teacher Institute
“I enjoyed it all. It was all so hands on – I’m going to make it a point to do more of this in my class!” –Pre-K Teacher, 2017 Teacher Institute
“Loved the opportunity to collaborate with my colleagues!” -6th Grade Teacher, 2017 Teacher Institute
“This teacher program has been by far more intense in every sense of the word! I have been able to take so much more back to my classroom and for myself.” -1st Grade Teacher, 2017 Teacher Institute