Make MoMA artworks and teaching methods part of your classroom and curriculum. MoMA offers professional development workshops and online resources that will give you tools and tips to guide your students to look closely, discuss art, and think critically. In addition to workshops and resources designed for K–12, teachers also receive a discount on classes open to the general public.
Art as a Tool for Social and Emotional Learning: Fostering Connections between School Communities and Museums
Calling all K–12 classroom teachers! Come learn about an exciting new initiative exploring how MoMA’s collection and teaching methodology can support students’ social emotional learning. Join us for an onsite workshop where we will explore the current landscape of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in local schools, engage mindfully with art, and share concrete tips to help teachers develop strategies for their own self-care.
The workshop program will include:
A keynote address from an NYC public school principal who has implemented a comprehensive SEL and mindfulness program in and outside of school
A panel discussion with representatives from museums, schools, and the parent community, focusing on the ways that art and museums support this type of learning and interaction
Three different gallery workshops in MoMA’s newly expanded galleries that explore how art, art making, and conversation support and align with SEL
A self-care workshop led by professionals from the NYC DOE Office of Social Work that will give teachers (you!) strategies to support teacher wellness
Who: K–12 classroom teachers only
When: Tuesday, November 5, 2019; 8:30–3:15 p.m.; Optional coffee reception, 8:00–8:30 a.m.
Lunch will be provided, but we cannot accommodate dietary restrictions.
Where: Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
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 think creatively about interdisciplinary links to your curriculum. Through in-gallery modeling, teachers will explore the content and context of works of art, and experience ways interactions with art support teaching and learning standards.
Who: Active K–12 teachers and/or administrators, librarians, and curriculum specialists. A minimum of 10 teachers is required. This is not a drop-in program for individual teachers.
When: Any point during the year, on weekdays only, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. or 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Fees: $30 per person. Includes instruction, resources, Teacher Pass for unlimited admission to MoMA, and a 10% discount on educational materials at the MoMA Stores.
Sound amplification available
Enrich your curriculum and integrate MoMA’s galleries as an extension of your classroom. Project Passes allow high school students (age 17 and up) free admission to the Museum in order to conduct independent research that connects to classroom content.
MoMA offers online courses designed for K–12 classroom teachers and any other educators who want to learn about modern and contemporary art and develop their pedagogical skills: Art & Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies for Your Classroom, Art & Activity: Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art, and Art & Ideas: Teaching with Themes. Visit Coursera to learn more.
Whether you’re are a teacher, student, or lifelong learner, MoMA Learning is your destination for tools and strategies for engaging with modern and contemporary art. Download and customize slide shows, worksheets, and other resources for use in the classroom or for independent study.
The Online Collection
MoMA’s online collection includes many artists and objects from MoMA’s departments of Architecture and Design, Drawings, Painting and Sculpture, Photography, Prints and Illustrated Books, Film, and Media and Performance.
Destination Modern Art
Destination Modern Art is an online intergalactic journey: Travel to MoMA and MoMA PS1 with an alien creature! For kids ages five to eight.
Explore videos of how our educators teach with art objects
Gain insight on how to teach with MoMA’s collection
Contact Teacher Programs
p (212) 708-9882
f (212) 333-1118
Department of Education, MoMA
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY, 10019
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Generous support for School and Teacher Programs are provided by an endowment established by The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, The William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund, Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, and by the gift of Emmett S. and Jamie L. Watson.
Additional funding is provided by Ducommun and Gross Family Foundation and the Annual Education Fund.