ArtReach in School
ArtReach in School is a resource for D.C. educators, developed for middle school students who are underserved in terms of fine art enrichment programs. The resources include lesson plans, a tour of the Corcoran, free bus transportation, and ongoing professional development for teachers.
For a number of years, museums have used their resources to teach critical thinking, problem solving, visual literacy, and other skills that are now considered crucial for the 21st century. The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design is equipped to support and integrate the development of 21st-century skills in the DCPS and DCPCS school systems, with particular attention paid to exploring the role of creativity.
To further this initiative, the Corcoran has developed a program that targets middle school students who are underserved in terms of fine art enrichment programs. Resources include teaching posters focusing on American art in the Corcoran's collection, lesson plans that present interdisciplinary opportunities for learning and teaching—and that adhere to the D.C. standards of learning, a free tour of the Corcoran followed by a hands-on, studio activity (with bus transportation reimbursement included), and ongoing professional development for teachers.
For more information on how you can get involved with ArtReach in School, please contact Liz Lloyd, Manager of Interpretive Resources and Educator Programs ( firstname.lastname@example.org ; 202-639-1844)