New York Public Library to Host Summer Teacher Workshops


In the summer of 2012, the New York Public Library will be hosting a variety of workshops for teachers in which they can explore education outside the classroom.

Workshops:
Adam Shatz  - Black Bohemia: Poetry, Painting, and Jazz on the Lower East Side
July 16th – July 20th
Laura Shapiro -Writing Food: A Workshop in Creative Non-?ction
July 23 – July 27
Rivka Galchen – Liberating Constraints: A Creative Writing Workshop
July 30 – August 3

These week-long workshops are free and include breakfast and lunch, a $300 stipend, course materials, and a private office with computer. There is also the possibility of graduate school credit. The deadline for applying is April 9th and each workshop is limited to 15 places.

Additional programs are also available in more directly education-related areas. In the following, also free, seminar teachers will delve into the Library’s collections to illustrate the way in which primary sources narrate the early twentieth century. Teachers will learn how to better engage their students in studies of history, by leading them to draw their own conclusions and develop the ability to form modern comparisons.

Teaching & Learning Summer Seminar:  100 years of NYPL: America Then and Now
July 9 – July 14
Sponsored by Petrie Family Funding
Cost: Free!

A final program, co-hosted by the New York Public Library and the Metropolitan Museum of Art this summer has a token cost of $150 and focuses on various K-12 National Learning Standards.

NYPL and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Online – Onsite K-12 Educator Institute: Art and Writing
Webinars July 18, 19, and 20; 12-1:00 P.M. EST
In-person workshops at the MMA and NYPL July 25-27; 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Cost: $150 payable to the Metropolitan Museum of Art