|Photo: Julio Cesar Martinez|
SFMOMA offers a variety of professional enrichment programs to help teachers expand their knowledge of art history. Special workshops and teacher institutes provide training on how to use the museum's resources, while our teaching aids make it easy to bring art into the classroom. Bay Area teachers who are SFMOMA members can borrow materials from the Koret Visitor Education Center to supplement class curricula or prepare students for visiting the museum.
For information about tour options and museum visits for grades 3 through 12, consult our School Tours page.
For more information or to request a copy of SFMOMA's school tours and teacher programs brochure, please contact the School, Youth, and Family Programs Office at 415.357.4067 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning on June 3, 2013, the SFMOMA building will be temporarily closed while we prepare for our expansion, scheduled to open in early 2016. In addition to a dynamic range of off-site exhibitions and public programs, we'll continue to offer special programs and events for educators while our building is transformed. Visit our website this summer for more details.
|Photo: Orange Photography|
Ideal for high school and eighth grade teachers who would like to tour their students without a docent, this workshop acquaints educators with SFMOMA's collections and touring procedures. Participants receive materials to prepare students for their museum visit and are eligible to schedule self-guided tours for their classes free of charge. Teachers are required to be recertified every three years.
These professional development workshops are designed for high school teachers, but educators of all levels are welcome to attend. Workshops focus on incorporating modern and contemporary art into the classroom curriculum and include a private gallery tour, hands-on activities, and an education packet.
To register for a specific teacher workshop or institute, please consult the list of upcoming events below. Some events require registration. For more information, call the Teacher Programs Office at 415.357.4067.