Teachers' Professional Development
Teachers Professional Development at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is aimed at complementing educators' existing knowledge of contemporary art, craft and design. Teachers Professional Development seminars and participatory workshops are led by artists, curators, museum educators and other education professionals and designed for K-12 educators to discover creative ways of interpreting and presenting fundamental concepts in all subjects areas using art, craft and design as a bridge for comprehension.
Teachers Professional Development Days are scheduled to coincide with New York City's Department of Education designated dates for professional development for teachers. MAD also facilitates professional development sessions for private groups of teachers and educators.
Held twice a year, Open House events invite teachers to the museum free of charge to learn about MAD's school programs and resources. Teachers get the chance to view currect exhibitions and meet artists in the Artist's Studios program as well as take part in hands-on activities designed as inspiration for classroom lesson planning.
2016-2017 Teachers' Professional Development Days
Monday, Janurary 30, 2017
2016-2017 Open Houses
Friday, March 31, 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Teachers' Advisory Committee
Teacher Advisory Committee (TAC) is a select group of K-12 educators who meet during the school year to foster collaboration and learning among schools and museums. TAC is comprised of museum educators and public and private school teachers from New York City, who teach various grade levels and subjects, including art, English, foreign language, history/social studies, math, science, special education and technology.
Upcoming Teacher Events
At this full-day professional development workshop, teachers are invited to look through the curatorial lenses of two artists—Françoise Grossen, a fiber artist who rejected the loom in the 1960s to create a novel kind of weaving through knotting rope, and Lauren Kalman, a performance artist and metalsmith whose practice investigates beauty, adornment, body image, value, and consumer culture.
Teacher programs are supported by the William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund for Education and Outreach Programs, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.