Teacher In-Service Day and Teacher Institutes
The Florence Griswold Museum is an ideal place for teacher in-service days and teacher institutes. To learn more about the following programs, or to design your own to fit your particular learning objectives and goals, contact the Museum’s Education Department at (860) 434-5542, ext. 113 or email@example.com.
The workbench in the William Chadwick Studio
Henry C. White (1861-1952)
Autumn Landscape, c. 1904
Oil on wood panel
The following are example programs:
Behind the Velvet Rope: An Insider’s Tour
Working with the staff of the Museum, teachers get a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum learning the inner workings of the institution. From store rooms to exhibition galleries, the day will help to de-mystify the museum and give teachers a better appreciation of its role as an educational resource.
A Day at the Artists Colony
Step into the role of an Old Lyme artist. Teachers can enjoy an intensive tour of the Griswold House, the boardinghouse of the Lyme Art Colony with a member of the Museum’s Education Department learning the history of the site before heading out for a picnic and afternoon of painting en plein air along the riverbank.
Learning On-Site, Teaching On-Line
Come to the Museum for an intense workshop on navigating the Museum’s on-line learning modules. Both The Fox Chase and In Situ: The Painted Panels were inspired by real objects in the Museum’s collection. Come study the authentic artifacts before delving into the teaching potential of the on-line learning resources.
What? Why? Wow! Visual Thinking Strategies
Come and learn the basics of Visual Thinking Strategies in the Museum galleries. Teachers can learn the applications for using this method in the classroom as a way to enhance students visual literacy.
Call the Education Department to discuss your individual interest and learning goals and we can tailor an in-service day for you.