• "We learn a lot from each other. We get newly excited about resources in our culturally-rich community and can then transmit this excitement. And workshops are usually well organized and presented; well worth the investment of time."

    Susan Rand Brown, English Faculty Adjunct

  • "Anything that broadens and deepens the faculty’s knowledge, awareness, cultural experiences, etc., must affect how s/he teaches. Directly or indirectly, students reap the rewards of a well-rounded instructor."

    Lynn Mardon, Philosophy Faculty Adjunct

  • "It doesn't matter what your discipline is, HHP activities give us ways to expand and relate our courses to their surroundings."

    Peggy Schuyler, ESL Faculty

  • "I really enjoyed our workshop at the Athenaeum. I found I can definitely make use of the Athenaeum to enhance our students' learning and critical thinking. When assessing patients, nurses have to pay close attention to minute details and must be able to think critically in response to their findings. The docent was an excellent facilitator and will be useful in having students exposed to the arts as well as honing their assessment and critical thinking skills." John Lagosz, Nursing Faculty

  • "I had a great time observing and learning from various pieces of art. I have contacted the museum staff to see if there is any artwork that could benefit nutrition or biology students."

    Carmen Yiamouyiannis, Science Faculty

  • "It is so beneficial to be infused anew with the spirit that fashioned my way into education in the first place; to find ways to help students experience the joy of learning and feeling something new and exciting that may bring long and unanticipated benefits to them for who knows how long or when, is still a thrill. It is particularly good when one can share this enthusiasm with colleagues and experience the added gift of learning from each other." Gerry Simpson, English Faculty Adjunct

  • "I very much enjoyed the Wadsworth workshop on using art to teach my discipline history. I've had questions before, when I would bring my class to the museum, but did not know how to approach the art or work it in the course, except for visual. Now, I have an idea, and I can utilize this method shown to us in the workshop."
    Marcus Lawson, History Faculty

  • "I certainly enjoyed this workshop--it opened my eyes to the diversity of art. I came up with various ideas to incorporate art into Sociology, the most interesting being ethnocentrism. This is great for my subject."

    Kelly Porter, Sociology Faculty Adjunct

Project Beginnings
NEH Faculty Workships
2011-2012

  • Upcoming Workshops
  • Past Workshops

Enrich your Course the HHP Way!

This workshop is a roundtable discussion on how to enrich your courses with Hartford resources. Faculty who are currently using arts, cultural, and community connections in their courses will share how they bring these elements into their curriculum, and members of these institutions will also share ideas. This will be a nuts and bolts discussion that will help you form practical ideas for implementation.

Refreshments: Coffee/Tea and Cookies (so eat lunch before the workshop)

When: Thursday, May 22, 2014. 12:30-2:00pm

Where: Auerbach Library, Wadsworth Atheneum

Why: Get practical ideas to bring Hartford resources into your curriculum. Enrich your course and enrich your students!

What to do between 2:00 and CCC graduation ceremony? Make it a Hartford Exploration Afternoon! You could sign up for the Meaning-Making Through Visual Arts workshop (see below), browse the Atheneum collection on your own, explore the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library, check out the Hartford Museum and other attractions at the Old State House, take a self-guided tour of the Ancient Burying Ground, visit the Butler-McCook House, tour the capitol, and more.

Meaning-Making Through the Visual Arts

Back by popular demand! Did you miss last year’s program? Want to see what you could do with your students at the Wadsworth Atheneum? Come and join us!

When: Thursday, May 22, 2014. 2:30-4:30pm

Where: Wadsworth Atheneum

Why: Learn how to use art in your classes. Field trips to the Atheneum or assignments that require students to visit the museum on their own are easy now that we have an institutional membership.

RSVP to Jeff Partridge at jpartridge@capitalcc.edu

Faculty Comments on Last Year’s Meaning-Making Through the Visual Arts Program:

"I really enjoyed our workshop at the Athenaeum. I found I can definitely make use of the Athenaeum to enhance our students' learning and critical thinking. When assessing patients, nurses have to pay close attention to minute details and must be able to think critically in response to their findings. The docent was an excellent facilitator and will be useful in having students exposed to the arts as well as honing their assessment and critical thinking skills." John Lagosz, Nursing Faculty

"I had a great time observing and learning from various pieces of art. I have contacted the museum staff to see if there is any artwork that could benefit nutrition or biology students." Carmen Yiamouyiannis, Science Faculty

"It is so beneficial to be infused anew with the spirit that fashioned my way into education in the first place; to find ways to help students experience the joy of learning and feeling something new and exciting that may bring long and unanticipated benefits to them for who knows how long or when, is still a thrill. It is particularly good when one can share this enthusiasm with colleagues and experience the added gift of learning from each other." Gerry Simpson, English Faculty Adjunct

"I very much enjoyed the Wadsworth workshop on using art to teach my discipline history. I've had questions before, when I would bring my class to the museum, but did not know how to approach the art or work it in the course, except for visual. Now, I have an idea, and I can utilize this method shown to us in the workshop." Marcus Lawson, History Faculty

"I certainly enjoyed this workshop--it opened my eyes to the diversity of art. I came up with various ideas to incorporate art into Sociology, the most interesting being ethnocentrism. This is great for my subject." Kelly Porter, Sociology Faculty Adjunct