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The Georgia College Museum and the
Old Governor's Mansion announce the inaugural
Peterson Seminar for Educators at Georgia College
Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

The Peterson Seminar for Educators is designed to provide educators with professional development with the experiences that further explore the possibilities of interdisciplinary collaborations through contemporary visual arts, relevant objects and context. Participants will be taught techniques that may be easily implemented in the classroom, resources that may be used with lessons, and a higher level of comfort using contemporary art and historical objects as sources. Ideas for applying Common Core Standards will also be touched upon.

Focusing on race relations, the 2014 Seminar is open to all K-12 educators of language arts, social studies, and visual arts, curriculum coordinators, as well as community and museum educators who work with teachers. We encourage educators to attend in teams to insure collaborative efforts are successful.  Educator's seeking PLU's will be required to submit their goals prior to the institute and to recap their implementation experience. Upon completion of this program, teachers will earn one PLU to include 7 onsite hours of instruction and participation), one pre-visit and two hours of follow-up/implementation.


Our Presenter
Rebecca Belleville is an Art and Design Educator at the Baltimore Design School in Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Belleville is also an Art21 Educator who specializes in using contemporary art as jumping off point for difficult conversations in the classrooms. For more information regarding Art21, please log onto

Additionally, she has trained with the Facing History program. Facing History is a program that encourages people to look at problems of race through a variety of different lenses.  It advocates a 'toolbox' approach that emphasizes using all of the tools at one's disposal to understand and combat intolerance.  


Registration for the Institute is $30 (per person) and will include lunch.

Please login and complete our registration form. An invoice will be sent to you.

To insure that you have the best experience, registration is limited.

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