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Teacher Events and Workshops

Teachers acting out The Giant Kumbhakarna Battles of the Monkeys. Teachers acting out The Giant Kumbhakarna Battles of the Monkeys.


Teacher Institute on Trade and Exchange
Monday, July 27 - Friday, July 31, Feb 8 8:30 AM-4 PM
Pre-registration required
Koret Classroom

How does the movement of people, ideas and material goods change societies?  Learn from a scholar lecture, a curator walkthrough of the exhibition Lost at Sea: Art Recovered from Shipwrecks, and lively discussions with fellow teachers on using art objects during this collaboration between the Asian Art Museum and the UC Berkeley History and Social Science Project.

Register Now (July 27 - 31, $50 for Non-Members, $40 for Members)
Common Core Standard covered include: 6.6.7, 6.VA:Pr6, 7.4.3, 7.11.2, 7.VA:Cn11, 10.4.1, 10.4.3

Discovering Connections Teacher Institute

Monday, Jul 20–Friday, Jul 24, 2020
$250, scholarships available
Applications Appply Now

This year this five-day program invites middle school 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 museum setting fosters critical thinking and creativity. The institute includes close-up gallery experiences, illuminating conversations with peers and museum staff, and useful resources to take back to the classroom.

For questions about teacher events and workshops contact the Education Department at 415-581-3668 or schools[at]