Saturday October 20, 2018
9am–1pm

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For questions contact Juan at admin@houstonmuseumdistrict.org or 713.715.1939

 

SESSION LOCATIONS AND TIMES
 

AT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM:

1500 Binz Street

9:00 am: Creating a Low-Cost Classroom Maker Space

10:00 am: Aviation Communication, Navigation and Calculation

11:00 am: Using Role Play to Engage Student Learning

12:00 pm: Connecting Historic Texas Revolutionary War Sites
 

AT THE JUNG CENTER:

5200 Montrose Boulevard

10:00 am: Literacy Through Photography

11:00 am: Social Justice and Inclusivity in the Classroom

12:00 pm: Aviation Skills: Applying Engineering
 

AT THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON:

5216 Montrose Boulevard

9:00 am: More than Recreation: Self-Discovery through Making

10:00 am: The Amazing Body Lab

11:00 am: How to Approach Challenging Topics through Art

12:00 pm: Crafting the Classroom: Integrating Art into Core Subjects

 

ACTIVITIES

FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION ALL DAY AT EDUCATORS OPEN HOUSE PARTICIPATING MUSEUMS

Food Trucks and Food Carts at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza – Cafés at Children’s Museum Houston and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
 

9:00 am to 12:30 pm – Informational Booths at the Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – 5101 Montrose Boulevard

Discover what these organizations offer: 1940 Air Terminal Museum, Art League Houston,

Asia Society Texas Center, Battleship Texas Historical Site, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens,

Houston Center for Photography, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, The Health Museum, Bike Share Houston.

 

1:00 pm – Door Prizes at The Children’s Museum, 1500 Binz Street

Win free passes, fun stuff, and educational materials – must be present to win.

 

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS 

Receive 1 Hour of ESL, SPED or G/T Continuing Education Credit for each session you attend.
 

Creating a Low-Cost Maker Space

Presented by the Children’s Museum of Houston – K-5

Learn what makes a ‘Maker’ and participate in a hands-on workshop that can be applied in the classroom, including low-tech maker challenges and high-tech, but cost-effective materials and resources.
 

Aviation Communication, Navigation and Calculation

Presented by the Lone Star Flight Museum – K-8

Explore 21st century skills such as the phonetic alphabet, time calculations, flight dynamics, and the geography of navigation.
 

Using Role Play to Engage Student Learning

Presented by the Children’s Museum of Houston – K-5

Add relevance to ELA, science and math lessons by creating safe role play experiences that increase student participation by utilizing their bodies and imaginations.
 

Connecting Historic Texas Revolutionary War Sites

Presented by the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site – K-5

Be surprised by significant aspects of the San Felipe de Austin connection to better-known Texas Revolutionary stories such as the Alamo and San Jacinto. Modules relate to surveying land, early printing history and geography.
 

Literacy Through Photography

Presented by FotoFest – All grades

This dynamic, adaptable curriculum fosters creative, ingenuity in key areas of language skills, written expression, verbal expression, listening comprehension, and oral directions.
 

Social Justice and Inclusivity in the Classroom

Presented by Holocaust Museum Houston – All grades

Incorporate intersectional social justice issues into curriculum with activities and resources that guide reflection on current social issues many students face.
 

Aviation Skills: Applying Engineering

Presented by the Lone Star Flight Museum – 9-12th grades

Connect career opportunities beyond becoming a pilot or flight attendant. Hear how the aviation industry applies engineering in the civil, mechanical, chemical, and aerospace arenas.
 

More than Recreation: Self-Discovery through Making

Presented by Contemporary Arts Museum Houston – All grades

Focus on explorations of media, ideas and inspiration to delve into hands-on workshops that question materials and process to go beyond copying artworks into the artists’ perspectives.
 

The Amazing Body Lab

The Health Museum – 6 to 12th grades

Anatomy comes alive in STEM applications, surgical skills and a glimpse into the history of surgery and modern advances in the field.
 

How to Approach Challenging Topics through Art

Presented by Contemporary Arts Museum Houston – All grades

Through a dialogue-based tour of the exhibition, Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System, acquire skills to facilitate in-depth conversations with students over challenging issues.
 

Crafting the Classroom: Integrating Art into Core Subjects

Presented by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – All grades

Construct your own hands-on project to help students develop problem solving skills and foster creativity. Address TEKS/STAAR objectives such as mathematical processes, scientific investigations and reasoning, and communication.