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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.

The Moral of the Story: Storytelling as a Powerful Classroom Tool

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
4:30–7:30 PM, The Contemporary Jewish Museum

How do folktales teach us about culture and the world around us, and how can educators best integrate storytelling into the classroom? Unleash the power of narrative and the lessons of folktales for today as you join The CJM, the Asian Art Museum, and the Museum of the African Diaspora for an exploration of Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid and a workshop on developing, crafting, and telling your own stories and stories in your classroom.

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Speaking to the Filipino American Experience: A Workshop for Secondary Educators

Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:30 AM–5 PM, Asian Art Museum

Explore the art and history of the Philippines with a focus on stories of perseverance and resistance. Renato Ciria-Cruz will address issues of immigration from the 1890s to today, and Cecilia Gaerlan, Exec. Director of the Bataan Legacy Historical Society, will introduce the Bataan Death March which is now part of the California History-Social Science Curriculum Framework.

This workshop is free and includes a $150 stipend, resource packet, tour of Philippine Art: Collecting Art, Collecting Memories, breakfast and lunch. This workshop is presented by the National Park Service, Bataan Legacy Historical Society, and Asian Art Museum. Applications are due by October 17, 2017. 

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Arts Education Resource Fair

Thursday, Jan 25
4–6PM, Free, Asian Art Museum

Connect with teachers, artists, organizations, parents and students to learn more about the rich variety of arts organizations working throughout San Francisco. This event is a partnership among the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Unified School District and Creative Impact.


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