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Teacher Events and Workshops

Teachers discuss artworks with Asian Art Museum staff during a teacher workshop.Teachers discuss artworks with Asian Art Museum staff during a teacher workshop.

Teacher Institute: Exploring Japan and the Medieval World
Implementing the 7th Grade History-Social Science Framework
Monday, Jul 10–Friday, Jul 14
8:30 AM–4 PM
Participants who complete the institute will receive a $150 stipend.
Registration deadline: May 7, 2017

How was Japan interconnected to the rest of the world during the medieval period? Scholars and teachers will explore how Buddhism spread and changed over time; the relationship between China, Korea and Japan; and the impact of the warrior government on the society of medieval Japan. Includes scholar presentations, model lessons, curriculum materials and daily continental breakfast. Presented in partnership with the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project.


Discovering Connections Teacher Institute
Monday, Jul 24–Friday, Jul 28
9 AM–4 PM
$250, Scholarships Available, Application Required
Presented by the Asian Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and SFMOMA

This five-day program invites teachers to explore works from the diverse collections of four major San Francisco museums through observation, inquiry, analysis, and reflection. Participants will develop techniques for engaging with artworks and discover how the museums setting fosters critical thinking and creativity. Designed for high school teachers, this program includes close-up gallery experiences, illuminating discussions with peers and museum staff, and useful resources to take back to the classroom. Three Continuing Education Units are available from San Francisco State University at the additional costs. Application deadline: May 7.


For questions about teacher events and workshops contact the Education Department at 415-581-3697 or schools[at]