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.
Connecting Collections 2020
Summer Teacher Institute
Learn techniques for analyzing and interpreting modern and contemporary art in New York City’s premier art museums. This summer institute for educators of grades 3–12 (all subject areas) is cohosted by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Participants will learn and apply object-based teaching strategies; build confidence incorporating modern and contemporary art into lesson plans; and utilize great works of art as the basis for interdisciplinary investigations.
Who: Teachers of grades 3–12 (all subject areas) are welcome to apply. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants
When: July 13–17, 2020
Fees: $25 registration; $475 tuition. Includes instruction, curriculum materials, and lunch each day (please note that we cannot accommodate kosher meals or other similar dietary restrictions). Full payment will be due after notification of acceptance into the program.
Sound amplification available
Art as a Tool for Social Emotional Learning: Exploring Identity
This workshop for high school educators weaves together several theoretical frameworks to help explain and explore how educators can support students’ social emotional learning through engagements with art and art making. Working with a MoMA educator and a licensed clinical social worker, participants will spend time in MoMA’s newly expanded galleries exploring artworks that capture various aspects of identity and its development. These interactions with works of art will support us in creating our own representations of our identities through self-portraiture. We will specifically focus on identity development during the adolescent years and how its various components intersect with social and emotional well-being. We will then work to understand how we can utilize artworks and art making to support social emotional learning and healthy identity development in high school students.
Who: High school classroom teachers
When: Monday, January 27, 2020; 9:00am–3:00pm
Where: Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Cost: $50. Includes instruction, resources, Teacher Pass for unlimited admission to MoMA, and a 10% discount on educational materials at the MoMA Stores. Light breakfast will be served.
This workshop is not eligible for CTLE credit.
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
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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.