Discovering Connections Teacher Institute
Asian Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 
Monday to Friday, July 23 to 27, 2018
Tuition: $250

Application Deadline: April 30, 2018

This five-day program invites middle school teachers to explore works from the diverse collections of four major San Francisco museums through observation, inquiry, analysis, and reflection. Participants will develop techniques for engaging with artworks and discover how the museum setting fosters critical thinking and creativity. The institute is designed for middle school teachers and includes close-up gallery experiences, illuminating conversations with peers and museum staff, and useful resources to take back to the classroom.

Note: The program will be offered to middle school and high school teachers in alternating years. The 2019 program will be designed for high school educators.

If you have questions about the application or the program, please contact Emily Jennings at
Please note incomplete applications will not be considered.

Important to Know Before Starting
This application includes a personal statement of 200-300 words that accounts for a significant part of the application process. Please consider preparing your thoughts before starting this application.The statement should clearly address the following questions:

What are your strengths?
How do you hope to grow as an educator?
What excites you most about this opportunity?