Professional development is a core component of Contemporary Art Start (CAS), MOCA's yearlong program for 3rd-12th grade classrooms across Los Angeles County. CAS features two tracks of instruction: 3rd-5th grade classroom generalists and secondary academic and visual art teachers; and a new arts integration program for middle and high school teachers. CAS teachers participate in up to 40 hours of training per year and bring their students for two museum visits during the year. LAUSD salary points available.
What do teachers want?
We believe the best answers to that question surface in the process of creating lively and engaged partnerships. At its best, professional development is energizing, collaborative, and immediately applicable. In addition to providing creative curricular materials and teaching strategies for the classroom, MOCA believes in the importance of rigorous and playful opportunities that support teachers' development as learners themselves.
Creative and energized teachers inspire students!
Everybody is talking about creativity, but what exactly is it? How can you actually teach it? And how can you assess its growth? Designed to help participants develop communication skills and assessment strategies, Creativity Labs are one-to-two session workshops for teachers and administrators from diverse subject areas.
MOCA can come to you. Arrange free or low-cost customized, multi-part staff training workshops or single-session presentations about inquiry-based teaching strategies, the importance of art in the development of creative thinking skills, or opportunities for institutional partnership.
See PowerPoints and videos from this symposium addressing how the arts can lead the transition to Common Core Standards.