Advanced Teacher Institute

Participants at 2012 Summer Teacher Institute; Credit: Daniel Schwartz

Take your knowledge of the Art, Books, and Creativity curriculum to the next level!

Alumni from the NMWA’s ABC Teacher Institute, take your knowledge of the Art, Books, and Creativity (ABC) curriculum to the next level during this week-long advanced practicum. Work with a book artist; curriculum specialists in art, science, and language arts; and NMWA educators to expand your tool kit of book formats, writing samples, and integration ideas as well as to explore the parallels between studio and STEM habits of mind.

Through in-gallery discussions, explore inquiry methods to encourage creative and critical thinking among your students. Combining independent reflection, brainstorming with colleagues, and feedback from specialists, participants will develop a new interdisciplinary unit for their specific classroom needs from concept to final design.

Prerequisite: ABC Teacher Institute. Future Advanced Teacher Institutes will be offered based on alumni interest. Email education@nmwa.org to express your interest. 


The ABC curriculum and professional development content presented online and in the Summer Teacher Institute were developed by NMWA and its partners between 2003 and 2010 with two grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

The 2013 ABC Summer Teacher Institutes were made possible by support from the Leo Rosner Foundation, the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Foundation, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding was provided by the New Mexico State Committee of NMWA and the Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation.