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Department of Education, MoMA
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY, 10019
Learn how to integrate modern and contemporary art into your classroom.
- Sign up for a Half-Day Professional Development Workshop, a Weekend Teacher Workshop, or the Modern Teachers Program.
- Integrate art into your classroom
- Discuss your work and ideas with 10–25 other teachers
- Enrich your curriculum with free online resources
Choose a Workshop
Fill Out an Application
K–12 Teacher Workshops
MoMA Teacher Workshop: Design Thinking
As a process, design thinking can be applied to a broad range of challenges and opportunities, from curriculum and lesson development to the redesign of physical classroom spaces. Through the principles of the design process, teachers (grades 6–12) will be introduced to the tools and strategies of design thinking as both a method for approaching classroom instruction and a process that can inspire students to think creatively as they approach problems and challenges in their everyday lives. Teachers will be actively engaged through hands-on activities and working collaboratively with others. We will end the day with a discussion about integration and connection to classroom content and practice.
Zahra Ebrahim, Principal, archiTEXT
Lisa Mazzola, Assistant Director, School and Teacher Programs
Active classroom teachers, grades 6–12
$50 per person
Includes instruction, resources, Teacher Pass for unlimited admission to MoMA through September 2013, and a 10% discount on educational materials at the MoMA Stores
Half-Day Professional Development Workshops
Let MoMA teach you how to incorporate modern and contemporary art in your classroom. Our customized workshops introduce you to our educational approach, address themes and questions that arise in response to modern and contemporary art, and help you to create interdisciplinary links to your curriculum. We tailor each session to meet your goals and objectives as they relate to teaching with art.
Active K-12 teachers and/or administrators. A minimum of 10 teachers is required. This is not a drop in program for individual teachers.
$20 per person
Includes instruction, resources, Teacher Pass for unlimited admission to MoMA, and a 10% discount on educational materials at the MoMA Stores
Summer Institute for Teachers
Learn from the staff and collections of MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Connecting Collections, a collaborative teacher institute, will support you in developing techniques for integrating the study of visual images into your classrooms. You will spend a day at each institution and return to your school with the ability to create meaningful object-based learning activities that can be integrated into a wide variety of curricula and meet standards for student achievement.
Monday, July 8–Friday, July 12, 2013; 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
$400 per person
Resources for Teachers
Note: MoMA is free to students age 16 and under.
Submit an e-mail request with the following information:
- Your name
- School address
- Grades taught
- A description of your project
- Your reason for requesting a pass (i.e., research project, sketching project, etc.)