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Tuesday, May 7 • 8:30am - 12:15pm
Art Institute

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Meet at the entrance to Spertus and take the short walk to the Art Institute.  A facilitator from the Art Institute will lead participants through the museum and provide an early childhood perspective on exhibits. The group will return to Spertus for lunch and the closing session.

Classroom Connect is the Art Institute's customized, three-hour professional development program for teacher and pre-service educator groups. Starting with works of art, educators increase their familiarity with inquiry-based teaching methods, including looking strategies, open-ended questioning, and object-based learning activities that can be conducted in both the museum and classroom. Educators also learn about programs and resources available at the museum.
9:00 a.m. Introduction
9:30 a.m. Gallery sessions
11:40 a.m. Overview of School Programs division programs resources
11:55 a.m. Wrap-up
12:00 p.m. Adjournment

**PLEASE NOTE: This session has limited spots available. You will need to sign-up in person on Sunday, May 5th to secure your space.

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Turhan Karabey

Assistant Center Director, Jewish Council for Youth Services
After teaching at JCYS’s Lakeview center for 11 years, Turhan joined the leadership team at JCYS Wicker Park and played an integral role in opening the center in August 2016. Turhan passionately believes in a Reggio-inspired, emergent curriculum based on cooperative, play-based... Read More →