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Programs for Teachers

The Wexner Center offers workshops and resource materials for teachers to introduce issues in contemporary art and culture and to help you prepare your students for visits to the center. The center's exhibitions and building provide points of departure for in-depth workshops for teachers, as well as for public artists' talks, lectures, symposia, and other programs that may interest you.

You can also plan in-service workshops for your school, or sign up for graduate-level courses created in tandem with Wexner Center programs.

Watch this page for current and upcoming events especially for teachers and educators. Read more on the Additional Teacher Programs and Resources page.

 

Art & Ecology: Teacher

Art & Ecology will be offered as an online-only teacher professional development course during the summer of 2017. With 13 years of experience teaching Eco Art directly to high school students, the Wexner Center’s Director of Education Shelly Casto has extensive materials and resources to share with teachers around the world.  Designed primarily for K–12 art teachers, this course will provide an in-depth introduction to the emerging field of Eco Art as well as a basic introduction to environmentalism.  Along with K–12 art teachers, K–5 general classroom teachers, 6–12 humanities and 6–12 science teachers will also find the course of interest if they would like to explore interdisciplinary connections.

Following an exploration of the course content, teachers will choose an environmental topic and artist of interest whose work they will research in depth. Teachers will create a lesson plan for their students around this topic and they will explore field trip opportunities in their community. Teachers will be asked to share their lesson plans with fellow students in the course.  An extensive packet of curriculum resources will be distributed to teachers upon completion.

Three graduate credit hours through Ohio State’s College of Education are available with tuition payment. Fee waivers are accepted, if available from your school district. The course can also be taken for CEU only credit for a fee of $75. For questions, please contact Shelly Casto at scasto@wexarts.org or visit wexartecology.org/teacher-course.

 

Pages: Art and Writing

High School students participating in the Pages program visit the Wexner Center at least three times during the school year, experience visual arts, performing arts, and film projects, and develop their own responses in poetry, prose, and artwork. Applications are now being accepted for the 2017–18 school year. Read more and find application materials here.

 

Art & Ecology: Youth
Do you have a student who is eco-conscious, interested in contemporary art, and will be in grades 10–12 in the fall of 2017? Art & Ecology: Youth at the Wexner Center is their chance to learn about the intersections of art and ecological issues at Ohio State, while earning high school credit. The program involves field trips to ecological sites on Ohio State’s campus and throughout Ohio, comprehensive online coursework, and personal visits from artists working with ecological issues. It also provides students the opportunity to exhibit their own environmentally informed art at the Wexner Center. The course meets most Wednesdays, 3–5 PM, during the first half of the school year. Supplies are provided, along with transportation assistance.
Applications for 2017 are now being accepted. Find more information here. In-school presentations about the program are available during the school year for groups of interested students.