Just as we’re committed to educating students, the Frick strives to serve as a dynamic resource for educators throughout the community. Whether teachers are hoping to earn continuing education hours, gather inspiration and lesson plan ideas, network with colleagues, or simply enrich their own knowledge, the Frick offers teachers a range of learning experiences that make return visits feel inevitable. Presented in a variety of formats ranging from one- to two-day workshops to open house sessions, Frick teacher programs are interactive, standards-based explorations into themes in art, history and pedagogy that invite participants to engage, connect, and create.
To Learn More About Teacher Opportunities at the Frick
Contact Laura Ainsley, Assistant Curator of Education, Adult Programs at 412-342-4060 or e-mail lainsley@TheFrickPittsburgh.org.
Act 48 Programs for Fall 2013
The Frick is a Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved provider of Act 48 credit hours. Generously sponsored by the Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of the Buhl Foundation, our Act 48 programs tap the resources of the multiple collections comprising the Frick, re-ignite teachers’ passion for learning and teaching, and provide practical, real-world suggestions that may be used immediately in the classroom.
Act 48 Teacher Workshop: The Art of War
The Frick Art Museum, Lexington Education Center
Offered with the exhibition, Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection, this teacher workshop focuses on reflections of war in art. Participants study war-themed expressions in a variety of media while practicing classroom-ready Visual Thinking Strategies to “read” and make meaning from historic drawings and other visual texts. Teachers devise, model and apply VTS to empower students to better understand how cultures depict, explain and historicize conflict and other world events. The two-session workshop, along with classroom application follow-up, is worth 10 activity hours.
$24 teacher members; $32 non-members. Boxed dinner included. Advance registration and pre-payment required. Call 412-205-4091.
In-service Programs: At the Frick or At Your School
Consider the Frick as an educational resource for teacher in-service programs at our site or yours. Work with our Education Department to custom design a professional development day for your district, school or department. Programs are standards-based and emphasize cross-curricular connections with special attention to assessment anchors. Suggestions include:
Did you know there’s a category of membership just for teachers and administrators?
You can enjoy all the regular benefits of membership at the individual level, receive free admission for two to all lectures and discounts on Act 48 programs for the low cost of $55.
Contact the Membership Department at 412-342-4086 to sign up today!
Just for Teachers
Gather a group of at least six teachers and discover how to make curriculum connections to the resources of the Frick! Take a specialized two-hour tour of Clayton, The Frick Art Museum or the Car and Carriage Museum. Act 48 credit optional. The program is free, but dates and times are limited.
What Teachers are Saying About Us
Shirley Bates, St Alphonsus School, Wexford, PA
Lisa Machado, Bethel Park School District
Karen McDowell, Campus School of Carlow University
Wonderful field trip experience for my students. We look forward to it every year. It has been written into our 11th grade curriculum!
Your tour guides/docents were very knowledgeable and worked very well with the diverse age range that was brought to your facility. The students have been commenting ever since their trip that they were surprised art and history could be so much fun! Great work! We will be back! We have also discussed the facilities and our experience with various teachers from neighboring schools and districts!