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Professional Development

Educators Workshops are offered throughout the year. They are designed to enhance educators’ understanding of The Ringling’s collections and special exhibitions, and provide an opportunity for networking, collaboration, and inspiration. Please visit this page often for new offerings.

  • 3 hours of CEU credit are available for participants
  • Integration with Florida Standards & Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
  • 9:00am to 1:00pm: Check-in begins at 8:30am
  • $5 Registration fee includes lunch; pre-registration is required

 

Registration will be available soon- please check back.

Oct 13 | Art Edits

Several artworks in our collection have changed over time. Some have changed shape, some have changed size, and some have changed in even more drastic ways! This teacher workshop will focus on artworks that have been altered over the years. Teachers will learn some reasons why artworks are altered and the danger such change invites. A new Teacher Resource Guide will debut during this workshop where teachers learn to lead 3rd – 5th grade students on curriculum-based tours examining how change might be beneficial, benign, or disastrous. 

Jan 19 | Science in the Bayfront Gardens

The Ringling Museum is known for its art and circus collections, but it is also home to 66 acres of gorgeous grounds and gardens. New student guides for all grade levels focusing on hands-on science learning and sketching make for a great large-group tour or as an addition to other teacher-guided or docent-led tours. During this in-service training, teachers will learn to engage with the grounds and gardens, and incorporate science and sketching into on-site lesson plans.

Feb 16 | Shall We Dance? 

Teachers can be a bit hesitant to try fitting dance activities into their classrooms. However, movement can be easily incorporated into a wide range of classroom activities. There are many reasons to include movement in the school day. Dance offers not only countless physical health benefits but also support for children’s cognitive, emotional, and social development. Dance is also great for engaging students who have trouble learning in more conventional ways.

Learn how to incorporate dance into the classroom with Museum Educators and Moving Ethos'Artistic Director, Leah Verier-Dunn. The program includes a lecture, a studio experience & hands-on activity. Part of the program will take place in the Charlotte and Charles Perret Studio.

 

To Register

  • Complete the Registration Form 
  • Select the program date(s) that you will be attending
  • To finalize your reservation call 941-360-7399, Please have your credit card information ready
  • Questions? Please contact education@ringling.org or 941-359-5700, ext. 3705
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