Professional Development Workshop for Middle and High School Educators
February 2, 2013
Held in conjunction with the exhibition In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art at the Harvard Art Museums, this workshop will provide an overview of exhibition themes by Mary McWilliams, Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art, and gallery activities designed to promote active learning and critical thinking. Topics to be discussed:
- How can the study of Islamic artworks, some more than 1,000 years old, help deepen contemporary cross-cultural understanding?
- In what ways are epic stories of the past “true”?
- What skills and knowledge can be developed through close observation and visual analysis?
Participants will receive four PDP points and the exhibition catalogue for In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art. A limited number of bus stipends for class visits to the exhibition are available.
Admission is free, but space is limited and registration is required.
RSVP by January 23, 2013, to firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-496-8576. Please note that a $25.00 check is required to reserve your place. Checks will be returned on the ?rst day of the workshop.