The Art Institute of Chicago is offering a special professional development
program for high school science teachers, entitled "Science, Art and
Technology".  The course, designed in collaboration with CPS science
teachers, explores how curators and conservators within the museum use the
scientific method in their research.  Provided free of charge through a
generous grant from the Polk Brothers Foundation, this course may be taken
for Lane credit, CPDUs/CEUs, or graduate credit through Aurora University.
The grant also provides a stipend and lunch for teachers, as well as
reimbursement for parking, and if needed, a substitute teacher.

This credited course (2 graduate credits; 2 Lane credits) will consist of
five Saturday sessions-October 27, December 1, January 12, February 23,
March 23-on the following topics:
I. Light and the Cosmos: Art and Astronomy
II. Light and Color (the Physics and Chemistry of light and color)
III. The perception of Light and Color (Physics and Art)
IV. The Augmented Eye: Light in the Making and Viewing of Art and
Investigative Research
V. Careers in Science, Technology, and Art.
Each day-long session (9:30-4:30), to be held at the Art Institute of
Chicago, will provide participants with activities and strategies for
teaching science projects in high school that relate to issues in art
historical research and inquiry.  The class includes slide lectures,
gallery activities, hands-on applied classroom activities, as well as
conservation lab visits within the museum.  The course culminates with a
special Open House for teachers and students on May 4.

Based on the course topics, teachers are required to:
1) Create a self guide for their students
2) Assign their students to come to the museum on their own for a focused
visit using the self guide. (They will sign in on a set date from each
3) Design an activity that students will create and show at a poster
session at the museum on May 4.  This will be displayed in a small exhibit
in the Studios and high school students, their families and their teachers
will attend the opening.

Seating is limited to 20 participants.  To register, please call Jocelyn
Moralde at 312/443-3575 by September 28.

Jocelyn G. Moralde
Coordinator, Teacher Programs
Department of Museum Education
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL  60603
phone (312) 443-3575
fax (312) 606-0496

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