TO THE MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHWEST'S TEACHER MEMBER PORTAL
WHAT IS THE PORTAL?
Teachers who are members of the Museum of the Southwest get exclusive access to lesson plans, activities, and resources. To access these resources, please click on the link to the right and sign up. When your membership has been confirmed you will have access to our lesson plans and resources.
Information about our opportunities for all teachers, students, and schools is listed in the grey column below.
TEACH ON! WORKSHOPS
Tours and group rates are available upon request. We request that your group consist of at least 10 people and no more than 50 people in one area; exceptions to these requirements may be made upon approval of request.
Teach On! Professional Development for Educators provides opportunities for spending time with works of art, using Museum resources to enhance learning in fine arts and general classrooms, and collaborating with other educators.
Teach On! Professional Development for Educators workshops are accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification and may be taken for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours.
The Museum of the Southwest offers in-service training for K–12 teachers. In-services are customized for each school and can include resources and features offered by the Museum of the Southwest, gallery visits, and hands-on activities.
STUDENT ART OPPORTUNITIES
We offer multiple opportunities throughout the school year for students to display their work at the Museum. From the annual Student Art Exhibition, to our SpaceXplore competition, we have something for everyone!
Did you enjoy the materials and supplies we used during one of our programs? Visit our Amazon.com site to purchase the products we use and to give back to the Museum!
SAMPLE LESSON PLANS
Pack Your Wagons
Combine Math, Social Studies, and Art to discover what it was like to be an early settler of West Texas! This lesson plan uses artwork by Merritt Mauzey from the Museum of the Southwest's permanent collection.
Math Vocab Landscapes
Explore the landscapes from the Turner Memorial Art Museum and play a game to create landscapes using math vocabulary. This lesson plan can be used as a quick game or warm-up or as a full project. This lesson uses multiple landscapes from the Museum of the Southwest's permanent collection.
Translation, Reflection, and Rotation... oh my! Use tessellation manipulatives to explore these math concepts before creating tessellations of your own! This lesson plans uses artwork by Robert Fathauer, a visiting artist to the Museum in 2017.
How can music and visual art both be used as a form of self-portraiture? Explore visual art concepts such as facial proportions and drawing from observation along with musical concepts such as musical composition, notation, and melody to express yourself! This lesson plan uses artwork by Norman Rockwell from the Museum of the Southwest's permanent collection.