Programs for Teachers and Students
A virtual or in-person field trip to Hill-Stead Museum can make lessons on art, history, language arts, women’s history, agriculture, and farming come alive!
- For a list of virtual or in-person school group tours offered, see Field Trips.
- For scheduling and pricing, see Scheduling & Pricing for Educators.
- Hill-Stead hosts the Fresh Voices Poetry Competition, an annual poetry competition for high school students. For more information, email email@example.com
- For FREE online resources and more learning opportunities, please see Kids & Families
Unable to bring your class to Hill-Stead Museum? Bring Hill-Stead Museum to your classroom! Our education staff is available for school visits and provides lessons about the collection, the people, and the stories of Hill-Stead. We will bring images, reading materials, and art-related activities and supplies. This option also works well as a supplement to museum visits, either before or after. Pricing varies according to the program and materials. Please contact the Education Department (860-677-4787 ext. 136 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
For the last several years the museum has offered one-day workshops specifically for Art, French, and History/Social Studies teachers and one general workshop for teachers of all disciplines. In addition, we offer professional development opportunities to school districts on in-service days. Please contact the Education Department (860-677-4787 ext. 136 or email@example.com) for more information.
Helpful Links for Educators
- CT State Department of Education: Common Core State Standards
- CT State Department of Education: Visual Arts: CSDE Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Publications
- Hill-Stead Museum is proud to support Hartford Performs, the arts education collaborative network serving the Hartford Public Schools system. Please see the Hartford Performs website for more information. Hartford Performs mission is “to ensure that all Hartford Public School students have access to quality arts education delivered by in-school teaching staff in partnership with the City’s vibrant arts community.”
- Visual Thinking Strategies
- Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
- Musée d’Orsay
[Our] Professional Development day was well organized, informative and motivating…Teachers were given information, lesson plan ideas and tours of the museum…It addressed the concerns specific to the Visual Arts teachers, provided ways to integrate othere subjects and gave teachers time to do their own hands-on activity.
– Pasqua L. Guzzi, Manchester Public Schools
“Excellent! I’ve been here many times and I always learn so much and new information, as well. Everyone was friendly, kind and welcoming and asked wonderful questions that engaged the students.”
– Suzanne Kent, East Hartford High School