Even though it’s still warm outside, it seems like fall now that school has started. Those of us in the Teaching Programs and Partnerships department spent our summer vacation getting ready for the 2011-2012 school year. We were busy planning for tours, Go van Gogh outreach programs, and teacher workshops that relate to the DMA’s collection, as well as our upcoming special exhibitions. We thought it might be fun to share with you a “by-the-numbers” look at the different programs we offer for students and teachers.
66,661—Number of K-12 students from the DFW Metroplex who had a DMA experience (museum visit, Go van Gogh program, or special partnership) during the 2010-2011 school year
51,166 – Number of views accumulated thus far since launching the DMA Educator Blog in September 2009
3,917—Number of higher education students who visited the DMA for a tour during the 2010-2011 school year
12,568—Number of Dallas ISD 4th graders who will visit the DMA this year for docent-guided tours
34—Weeks available to schedule a tour for your students
119—Number of docents who will give tours during the 2011-2012 school year
24—Number of Teen Docents who volunteered at the DMA this past summer
8,236 – Number of students in Dallas who experienced a Go van Gogh program in 2010-2011
32 – Go van Gogh visits to Dallas Public Libraries during summer 2011
128 – Days available to schedule Go van Gogh visits during 2011-2012
10 – Satellite and Site-Specific Go van Gogh programs in 2011-2012, including schools in Richardson, McKinney, and Waxahachie
40 – Number of Go van Gogh volunteers in 2011-2012
14,779 – Miles on the Go van Gogh van
34 – Number of online teaching material units available FREE on the DMA website
578 – Number of teachers who participated in professional development sessions at the DMA during summer 2011
3.5 – Number of CPE credit hours teachers will receive for attending one of seven teacher workshops this year
$5 – Price of admission (half off) for teachers attending the September 16 Late Night
1 – Number of nights each week that teachers receive free admission. Show your school ID between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. on Thursday nights and gaze at art free!
$40 – Price of a teacher membership, which provides free admission and parking for you as well as discounts on shopping, dining, and attending teacher workshops!
All of our programs will officially begin the week of September 19, and we are currently accepting reservations for the 2011-2012 school year. We look forward to welcoming you and your students to the Museum soon!
Shannon Karol is the Manager of Docent Programs and Gallery Teaching.