Teacher Resources


Programs and WorkshopsThe KMA offers exhibition-based staff development and teacher workshops throughout the year.  We invite you to contact the Education Department to plan a unique professional development program for your school or district. 914-232-9555, ext.2969.

Educators' Open HousePreview our exhibitions, receive educational materials and catalogues, and learn how the Museum can become a resource for Learning Standards in visual and language arts. Held annually in the fall and spring. Upcoming:

Educators' Open House: Step into Japanese Costume and Culture
Thursday, October 16, 4:00 - 7:00 pm.

Take a special educators' tour of the exhibitions, Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor and Antique Kimono from the Alexander Collection with Education staff; discuss curriculum connections and school visit experiences; and pick up useful pre-and post-visit materials.
 

Free. RSVP required: education@katonahmuseum.org 

 

Teachers' Café

An opportunity to discuss the process behind successful classroom projects. Develop your skills in an informal setting, where lesson plans will be swapped, hands-on projects explored, and resources shared. Please check back for upcoming dates.

 Professional Development Workshops 

Utilizing our current exhibitions, professional development workshops explore learning strategies and activities that support learning standards in art, language arts, social studies, and balanced-literacy classrooms.  Workshops range from 3 – 15 hours. Upcoming:

Professional Development Workshop:
Young Architects and Artists – ‘Learning Thru Design’
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5 – 7 pm 
$30 For member KMA school members; $35 for non-members

FREE: Arrive early, 4:00-5pm, for refreshments with friends, and visit the exhibition and pick-up learning resources designed for class visits.

Jenny Lee, guest designer and educator at Hunter College Elementary School, the Cooper-Hewitt and The Center for Architecture Foundation invites us to think like an architect, artist or city planner. Working creatively and collaboratively within a group, Jenny will introduce substantive and accessible approaches to project-based learning.

’Learning Thru Design’ incorporates math, science, social studies, and language arts skills into a hands-on STEM project with Art and Design - STEAMD.  Using inexpensive materials, participants will learn the basic skills needed to construct simple architectural models.  The construction techniques are scalable across all grade levels and will involve math skills such as measuring, scale, geometry and estimating.   Pre and post Assessment tool, easily adapted to specific learning objectives, will also be covered. You will leave with a physical model and knowledge of the techniques and methods needed to create your own projects.
 

To register: education@katonahmuseum.org 

 

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Learn about School Membership

Schools may participate in the School Membership program for $200 per academic year. This fee allows for an unlimited number of free visits during the school year.  District-wide memberships may recieve additional savings. BOCES, Arts in Education may cover the costs of the KMA fee. 

Download the Member School Application (PDF)


Download Exhibition Materials

  • "Ice Age" to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios
    (September 16, 2012 - January 20, 2013)
    Pre- and post-visit materials
     
  • Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography (March 25 - September 2, 2012)
    Pre-visit materials

 

The Artist/Writer in Residence Program

A visiting artist can integrate the Museum visit into your art, language arts, and social studies curricula. Contact Director of Education, 914-232-9555, ext. 2969.