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Summer Teacher Institute Cultivating Alma's Garden: Growing Ideas for the Classroom and Beyond

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
10:00 am3:00 pm
Chrysler Museum of Art, 1 Memorial Pl, Norfolk, VA 23510

K-12 educators can find inspiration for their students in the exhibition. Join community-based artist and Old Dominion University education professor Natalia Pilato, Ph.D., for three days of in-person professional development. Investigate the foundation of Alma W. Thomas’ work as an educator and artist and cultivate creative ideas for curriculum building through individual and collaborative artistic investigations. Learn to use visual art, puppetry, gardening, and poetry in the classroom, and discover how to infuse your teaching practice with principles that Thomas embraced in her artmaking and more than 40 years of teaching. In-person. Face coverings will be required. Space is limited to 20 participants. To register, visit