Nov 17, 2009

14 07 2012

Hi everyone,
I just returned from Albany this weekend. Dr. King, the senior Deputy Commissioner spoke on Saturday. All I can say is WOW! He was so impressive, we gave him a standing ovation. The most touching part of his address was when he spoke of two teachers who had influenced his life – one in fourth grade and one in middle school. He is a powerhouse who is an advocate for students and teachers!

I received information from the Metropolitan Museum of Art that I thought you would be interested in. See below:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers “Webinars for Educators”: a way for teachers to explore works of art and museum resources though their computers by interacting though online discussion and activities with Museum Staff. We offer live 75-minute sessions that include a range of activities that teachers can adapt to fit the needs of their students. All teachers received digital classroom resource materials, a recording of the session, and a certificate verifying their participation.

Upcoming Webinars for Educators include:
Webinars for Educators—The Art and Science of Objects Conservation November 19, 2009
Art conservation is a profession that intersects fine arts, materials science, and art history. An objects conservator introduces teachers to the field and explores how a technical investigation of artworks can provide a greater understanding of artists’ working practices and a heightened appreciation of the works in the Met’s collection.
Fee: $10
6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Webinars for Educators—A Walk through The New American Wing December 03, 2009
Celebrate the opening of The New American Wing by taking a virtual tour of the newly reinstalled galleries. Explore period rooms, sculpture, and paintings that reflect the life and times of Americans from the early colonial period through the early twentieth century.
Fee: $10
6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Webinars for Educators—El Greco and His Times December 10, 2009
Explore the span of El Greco’s career, from his origins as a painter of icons in his native Crete to his work in Venice and Rome and his definitive move to Toledo, Spain. Learn how El Greco related his topics to the demands of the times and study his masterpiece at the Met, View of Toledo.
Fee: $10
8:00 p.m.–9:15 p.m.

Rebecca Ruderman
Education Programs Associate
Teacher Programs & Distance Learning
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
212-570-3985 (teacher programs phoneline)

Have a great week!
Barbara


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