The Mint Museum invites 6-12th grade art and STEM teachers to apply to its inaugural Teacher Fellowship Program. The fellowship provides a professional development opportunity for teams of teachers to work with Museum staff to develop content, activities, and classroom applications for the upcoming special exhibition, Craft in the Laboratory: The Science of Making Things.

Craft in the Laboratory will examine how craft artists and designers apply scientific and mathematical concepts in creating work, and reveal parallel approaches to problem-solving among these makers and professionals in STEM fields.

Four teams of teachers comprised of 2 teachers each, 1 STEM and 1 art teacher, will be chosen as the 2019-2021 Teacher Fellows. The two-year fellowship will allow teachers to play an integral role in the development of Craft in the Laboratory.

 

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Activities

  • Conduct research using the Museum’s collections to expand understanding of the connections between artistic, scientific, and mathematical approaches to craft.
  • Assist in the creation of interpretives for Craft in the Laboratory.
  • Create curricula related to exhibition content.

Outcomes

  • Fellows will increase their understanding of craft materials and processes and the intersections between STEM and art.
  • Fellows build leadership skills by becoming ambassadors of the Mint Museum’s collections and programming.
  • Fellows build their capacity to use arts integration strategies.

Eligibility

  • Currently teaching in grades 6-12 in the Charlotte area.
  • Have at least 5 years of experience teaching science, technology, engineering, art, or math related subjects.
  • Utilize a collaborative work style; able to work on a team.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.

Schedule

  • Teachers may apply through July 8, 2019, 5:00pm EST, with program acceptance notification arriving July 19, 2019.
  • The program begins August 2019 and ends no later than August 2021.
  • Fellows must be able to attend a 2-day summer workshop and 2 museum-based workshops each year. Additional work will need to be completed off-site in preparation for the fall and spring workshops.
  • During the first year, workshops will take place on August 6th and 7th, 2019 and in early December 2019 and February 2020.

Logistics

  • Each Teacher Fellow will receive a $1,500 stipend in installments throughout the duration of the 2-year fellowship. Fellows also receive supplemental funding for field trips.
  • Teachers must sign a Letter of Agreement with the Mint Museum prior to starting the fellowship.

Ready To Get Started?

In addition to filling out the application please send your resumes to School Programs Assistant, Gennifer Stanley, at gennifer.stanley@mintmuseum.org

The Mint Museum’s Craft in the Laboratory Teaching Fellowship is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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