Educator workshops at Asia Society Texas Center combine a two-hour workshop with a performing or visual arts experience. Designed for K-12 and university instructors, these trainings give educators a greater understanding of Asian art, culture, economics, government, music, and theater. Following presentations, participants will tour the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery or attend a workshop-related event in The Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater. Participants will also receive applicable G/T hours from the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT).
Asia Society Texas Center's Virtual Field Trips, created and facilitated by Asia Society education staff and content experts, provide educationally rich, interactive opportunities for students to learn about Asian art, culture, and traditions.
All virtual field trips are FREE and tethered to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
Virtual field trips include three components:
- A pre-lesson for teachers to facilitate in their classrooms (virtual or in-person), including:
- An "Introduction to Asia" interactive presentation highlighting essential information about Asian art, culture, geography, history, and politics
- Fun, engaging activities to spark student curiosity and interest
- An hour-long, live virtual lesson consisting of:
- A docent-led tour of our current exhibition, highlighting four items from the collection
- Educator-facilitated activities connecting the culture of the exhibition to the students' own cultures
- Hands-on learning experiences that can be easily completed from home or in the classroom
- A post-workshop lesson for teachers to facilitate in the classroom, featuring interactive projects based on the tour content.
Teachers can choose from the following workshops:
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Virtual field trips are available Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. At least two weeks' notice is required for virtual field trips. Teachers will receive all supplementary curriculum materials once they sign up. For more information, please contact Jennifer Kapral, Director of Education and Outreach at JKapral@asiasociety.org.
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Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center.