Educator Programs & Resources
The Noguchi Museum Teacher Think Tank
The Think Tank is a group of classroom teachers and museum educators who meet five times during the school year to collaboratively explore topics related to school and museum education. For the 2014-2015 year, the Think Tank will take the form of a collaborative laboratory where participants will be encouraged to experiment in their own teaching practice both during and outside of sessions. Together we will consider the questions: What have you always wanted to try in your teaching practice? What does it mean to experiment? When is a risk worth taking? Meetings are held Thursdays from 4:30-6:30pm and on Election Day.
For more information, meeting dates, and the application please click here.
Past Think Tank Topics:
For the 2013-2014 year, the Think Tank explored the questions: What kind of philosophical questions do students pose and address with a work of art? When does inquiry with art become philosophical inquiry?
During the 2012-2013 school year, the Think Tank wondered, "What does success look like for a school tour at an art museum?" A report sharing advice for teachers and for museum educators can be found here.
Professional Development Programs
The Noguchi Museum is pleased to offer Professional Development Programs for educators.To book a program specifically designed for your group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718.204.7088 extension 203.
To find out more about pricing and program types please click here.
Click here to download a brief biography on Isamu Noguchi appropriate for grades
pre-K to 5.
Click here to download a brief biography on Isamu Noguchi appropriate for grades 5 and above.
Click here to download a PowerPoint presentation with a selections of images of Isamu Noguchi and the Museum.