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IDEA@thebass presents a series of innovative teacher workshops throughout the year. Teachers may register through the district for professional development credits. The themes of the workshops vary according to our schedule of exhibitions. Trainers include nationally certified teachers in visual arts and language arts. Lesson plans cover a variety of subjects including: global education, math, science, and social studies. Teachers will learn about the Design Thinking approach as they discover new ways to stimulate emotional responses and generate critical thought processes in
their students. Students will have the opportunity to take action and seek solutions by experimenting, exploring art media and solving design challenges.


oct 24 | exploring lifestyles from ancient egypt until now

Using IDEA@thebass Design Thinking strategies, educators will engage their students and maximize their creativity by exploring the lifestyle of people around the world throughout history.  Teachers will receive lesson plans as well as create their own based on their classroom demographic.  Through visual and performing arts, students will be able to compare and contrast family life and make meaningful connections about culture.  For more information on Design Thinking and IDEA@thebass visit

jan 16 | art history lab: objects & symbols from around the world 

Using IDEA@thebass Design Thinking strategies, educators will learn how to introduce objects and their importance in sparking creativity and inquisitive students.  By adding a specific collection of objects, students may acquire greater interest in Social Studies and Language Arts lessons. K-8

For Miami-Dade certified teachers, registration must be done through the M-DPS website:

For non-certicifed teachers, fill and return this form to

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