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

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. Request passes here.

Educators receive a discount on Classes at MoMA.

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2018 Chancellor’s HS PD Day: Art and Activism 2018 Chancellor’s HS PD Day: Art and Activism

The hoodie, the bikini, the slip dress, a football jersey. How did these simple items of clothing become lightning rods for political debate? And how can students use them as entry points for important conversations about the issues of our time? Using the MoMA exhibition Items: Is Fashion Modern? along with selections from MoMA’s collection, we will explore ways in which design and art can address social and political topics and even create social change.

Led by MoMA educators, participants will engage in conversation and multimodal activities to investigate the histories of these objects and the processes artists and designers used to make them. We will also consider how even the most commonplace designs reveal much about our world. The strategies modeled will follow with discussions about how to adapt to the classroom and how to use additional resources to support these adaptations.

Who: NYC public High School teachers
When
Monday, January 29
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Instruction: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own): 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Post-lunch debrief: 1:00–1:30 p.m.
Independent viewing and research in Museum galleries: 1:30–3:00 p.m.
Fees: $50
Where: The Museum of Modern Art, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

Register online




Half-Day Professional Development Workshops
Learn how to integrate MoMA’s collection and strategies for teaching with objects into your classroom. 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: Workshops are designed for 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: Workshops can be arranged at 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

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Connecting Collections 2018
Summer Educator Institute Summer Educator 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.

Registration for next year’s Summer Institute for Teachers will begin in February 2018.

Who: Teachers of grades 3–12 (all subject areas) are welcome to apply. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants
When: July 2018
Fee: $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




Frank Lloyd Wright: A Workshop for Educators Frank Lloyd Wright: A Workshop for Educators

Join us for a full-day workshop devoted to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. The morning begins at The Museum of Modern Art with an interactive tour of the exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, featuring a range of mediums, from architectural drawings and models to photographs and scrapbooks. We will also spend time in the People’s Studio: Design, Experiment, Build, where we will have the opportunity to explore the design process through hands-on activities. In the afternoon we’ll head to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for an in-depth look at one of Wright’s most iconic buildings. This workshop considers Wright’s legacy and his relevance for students today.

Who: Designed for K–12 teachers and/or administrators, librarians, and curriculum specialists. Teachers working in alternative settings are welcome. Group size is limited to 20 participants.
When: Saturday, September 9, 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Fees: $50 per person. Includes instruction, resources, a Teacher Pass for unlimited admission to MoMA, and a 10% discount on educational materials at the MoMA Stores. Registration is required. Lunch is on your own.
Sound amplification available

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Images, from top. Photo: Tiffany Oelfke. Photo: Tanya Ahmed. Photo: Filip Wolak. Frank Lloyd Wright. n.d. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York. Unknown photographer.