The Norton values its partnerships with schools and educators, respects and admires the essential role of teachers, and is delighted to offer Florida educators, pre-k through college, free admission with presentation of a valid school ID.
The Norton offers free professional development opportunities and K-12 educator events throughout the year that provide teachers with creative ways to help students connect with art using the Museum’s collection in conjunction to Florida State Standards. Sessions can include gallery exploration, interactive activities, discussion, and ideas that can be implemented in the classroom. These events are also a great time to socialize and learn more about the Museum!
We also offer free, customized professional development workshops for your school. You can learn more about upcoming events on our website below or by contacting the Norton’s school and teacher programs team.
Inspiring Empathy Through Art: The Norton Summer Teacher Institute
Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24, 2020 / 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
A Five-Day Workshop for All Subject K-12 Educators
Led by Norton Museum of Art Education staff, this workshop will explore how looking at, discussing, and making art creates a culture of understanding that allows us to share multiple perspectives. Participants will also discover how artists use their practice to convey feelings and issues that are important to them, including identity and social justice issues.
This program was made possible by the generosity of the Itto Willits Charitable Foundation, with additional support provided by The William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund for Education and Outreach Programs.