Professional Development and Curriculum Materials
The JSMA offers a Professional Development Workshop for K-12 teachers annually on the second Friday in October and occasional workshops through the year.
Download curriculum resources from past professional development workshops:
- Exploring Race and Identity: Classroom Connections Through the Art of Kara Walker
- VSA International Art Program for Children with Disabilities - curriculum part 1 - curriculum part 2
- A Teacher's Guide to Printmaking: A curriculum resource created in collaboration with the Coos Art Museum. Printmaking visual brainstorming worksheet.
- Understanding the Many Faces of Latin America through Art and History: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
- Thinking Through Art: A curriculum resource introducing Visual Thinking Strategies and artists, like Lesley Dill, who integrate the visual and language arts in their work.
- Xiaoze Xie: Amplified Moments (1993 – 2008): A curriculum unit inspired by the work of Xiaoze Xie, a contemporary Chinese painter, that explores how artists see and comment on historic and current events through the visual arts. Lessons focus on the Cultural Revolution, newspapers and printed media, as well as issues of censorship, connecting visual art content to social studies.
- The Grand Tour: A curriculum unit on travel, community, and cartography with connections to visual art, social studies, language arts, and the performing arts.
- A Way With Words: Calligraphy and Visual Art: A curriculum unit on the art of calligraphy with connections to visual art, language arts, and world cultures. Inspired by the exhibition, A Way with Words: The Art of Jung Do-Jun.
- NewArt Northwest : A curriculum unit on contemporary art with connection to environmental science, language arts, social studies, visual arts.
- Cuba Avant-Garde : A curriculum unit on contemporary Cuban art with connections to social studies, language arts, visual art and the performing arts.
- Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Art of the Superhero: A curriculum unit on superhero comics and Japanese manga with connections to social studies, language arts and visual arts.
Outreach kits contain artifacts, reproductions representing the museum’s collection, and curriculum resources for teachers. Kits are loaned at no charge for 3 weeks.