Professional Development

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!

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 interdisciplinary track for teams of middle and high school teachers that include a visual art teacher. 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.

MOCA can come to you. Arrange customized, single- or multi-session training workshops around the topics of inquiry-based teaching, art and Common Core-alignment, or integrating art-related thinking skills across multiple subject areas.

See PowerPoints and videos from this symposium addressing how the arts can lead the transition to Common Core Standards.