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Catalyst for Creative Learning: Professional Development

Saturday, March 16

9:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Community Programs, Exhibition Related Programs

Virginia Lee Burton’s The Little House: Catalyst for Creative Learning
Free Professional Development Teacher Workshop
 “Everyone seemed to be very busy and everyone seemed to be in a hurry”

— The Little House

How can we use children’s literature and museum collections to explore themes and topics relevant in today’s society? Slow down with fellow educators from across the region for a closer look at the special exhibition The Little House: Her Story.

Teachers throughout Essex County are invited to explore local author Virginia Lee Burton’s iconic work The Little House and related exhibits at the Cape Ann Museum. Join staff from the Cape Ann Museum, Essex Heritage and NEAL (New England Arts for Literacy) as we discover cross-disciplinary techniques and strategies for promoting students’ literacy, creative thinking, communication and collaboration using Burton’s work along with connected art and artifacts. What themes will inspire you and your students?

Designed for K–12 teachers currently working in public and private schools throughout Essex County, this free workshop is a way to earn 10 PDPs for attending the workshop and creating an activity plan, with additional opportunities to earn more.

Space is limited. Registration required. For more information contact the Education Departments at Essex Heritage or Cape Ann Museum:

Courtney Richardson
Director of Education, Cape Ann Museum
978-283-0455 x12

Beth Beringer
Education Director, Essex Heritage
978- 740-0444

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