Distance Learning

Virtual Field Trips at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Virtual Field Trips at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

In January of 2014 we launched an exciting new program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston that can provide schools with alternative, innovative ways to bring the Museum into your classrooms. Our Distance Learning program enables teachers to connect their students with the encyclopedic collection of the MFA, and enhance their curriculum through the integration of art.

In the Distance Learning Program, an MFA educator virtually connects with the classroom via a web-based platform, accessible worldwide. Teachers only need a web-camera, computer speakers, and an internet connection to connect. The program offers multiple discussion topics that are centered on 45-minute interactive, student-centered conversations featuring works of art from the MFA's Art of the Ancient World, Art of Europe, and Art of the Americas collections, among others. All program content is designed to align with the Common Core State Standards.

Learn more, or book a program, at http://www.mfa.org/programs/school-programs/distance-learning or e-maildistancelearning@mfa.org.


Professional Development Providers Institute (PDPI)

Professional Development Providers Institute (PDPI)

Tuesday afternoons, April 28 - May 26 1:00-2:00 pm

TPS Professional Development Providers Institute (PDPI) will support you in delivering high-quality teacher professional development focused on Library of Congress digital archives. Whether you lead colleagues one-on-one or lead groups of fellow teachers, PDPI will prepare you to share your expertise!  

·         Weekly 1-hour online sessions  

·         Independent reading and project development

·         Design a PD plan to share TPS with local educators

Reserve your spot: http://tps.waynesburg.edu/eastern-region-events

This is an advanced TPS course. If you have not yet completed an introductory TPS course, you will be asked to complete TPS BASICS, including 12 asynchronous hours of professional development. TPS BASICS or an equivalent course must be completed by January 7, 2015. Further information provided upon registration.         

Participants earn 20 CEU hours with an option to earn 10 more through post-course follow-up.

This course is offered by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region, coordinated by Waynesburg University. http://tps.waynesburg.edu/tpseasternregion.