- (812) 855-0567
- IU Bloomington
The Rural Teachers Engaging Art program at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art shares and studies school-based techniques for engaging with museum collections. Specifically, the program offers three lines of engagement with teachers in rural communities. The three lines include: 1) creating a professional learning community, in which teachers have the opportunity to discover, design, and critique techniques for engaging with art; 2) demonstrating techniques in the classroom, co-led by museum and classroom educators; and 3) studying teacher engagement, learning outcomes, and outputs as a result of the program. As we continue to grow the program, we are developing a new focus on professional development that pairs the healing power of art with educators of children impacted by the addictions crisis. For example, understanding which art materials to offer to a child who is dysregulated will be a key component of the program. We are also exploring bringing 3D object replicas to the classroom for increased access through multi-sensory learning.
Brown, Dubois, Monroe, Washington