For Immediate Release
Contact:  Pam Coffman


DELAND, FL – May 13, 2020 – The Museum of Art – DeLand  has opened enrollment for its 7th annual Teacher Institute, “The Art of Reflection and Response.”

According to Pam Coffman, the Museum’s Curator of Education, “the Institute is especially appropriate for arts, language arts, reading, social studies/history, gifted, ESE and ESOL teachers.”

The 2020-21 Institute begins July 14 with an immersive 3-day seminar at the Museum. Saturday seminars follow on: September 12; October 10; December 5; January 23; and, February 6.  All Saturday sessions are from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Institute concludes with a celebration and recognition event on Thursday, April 1, 2021, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

The Institute is free to Volusia County public school teachers K-12, and includes a one-year Individual Museum Membership. Participants who successfully complete the program can earn up to 36 credits through Volusia County Schools and receive a professionally printed anthology highlighting course work that can be used in their professional development portfolios.

Coffman said the sessions are designed to help teachers “de-stress and discover a renewed enthusiasm to reconnect with your sense of personal creativity, passion and purpose as a teacher. In addition, participation in the Institute allows you to become part of a community of like-minded professionals.” 


Applications and information can be found on the Museum website under the Learn heading and then Educators and Professional Development.  Interested teachers can also contact Coffman directly at 386.734.4371 or Applicants should apply only if they commit to all of the Institute sessions as course work is hands–on and collaborative and missed sessions can’t be made-up.

Participation is limited to 20 teachers and the deadline for applications is Friday, June 12, 2020.  This program is made possible by the support of Betty Dress Johnson and the Family of Evans C. Johnson.

About the Museum of Art – DeLand

The Museum of Art – DeLand is a vital and interactive visual arts museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, display and educational use of the fine arts in Central Florida.  Established in 1951, the Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and is comprised of a 23,000 square foot arts facility housing five galleries on two levels located at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. and the Downtown Galleries located at 100 N. Woodland Blvd in DeLand, Florida. Enriching the community through its permanent collection, art exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum is a source of cultural focus and is recognized statewide by its peers for academic excellence and community outreach.  The Museum is supported by its Guild, Krewe Nouveau, grants, admissions, generous patrons and donors, and Museum Store adjacent to its galleries in Downtown DeLand.  To learn more about the Museum, its programming

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Photos: 2019-2020 Teacher Institute