Schools & Educators
– Teacher Programs

Educator Exclusives 2014

Educator Exclusive evenings invite teachers to experience new MCA exhibitions and uncover behind-the-scenes perspectives with talks from artists and curators, and discovery sessions led-by MCA Artist Educators. Explore new teaching ideas and resources and enjoy refreshments with your colleagues in the creative spaces of the National Centre for Creative Learning.

Term Four
Summer season preview and 2015 learning highlights
Thursday 27 November, 5 – 8pm, FREE

Further information: or 02 9245 2400

Dance, Theatre and Visual Art: Engaging Students with Disability

Discover how dance, music, theatre and visual arts can unlock your students’ learning. This two-day forum offers primary and secondary teachers practical ways to refresh creative skills and incorporate the arts into their classroom practice.

Discuss the latest research, participate in creative arts workshops and meet key leaders in the arts and disability network. Presented in partnership with the Sydney Opera House and Accessible Arts.

One of the best (if not the best) I’ve attended in 10 years of professional learning.
Donald Green, Bega High Support Unit.

Friday 5 and Saturday 6 September, 2014
9.00am – 4.00pm
$275/$250 early bird (by 21 February)
Bookings and further information: Sydney Opera House, 02 9250 7770 or

Image: Teaching Creative Arts in the Special Needs Classroom 2013, photograph: Gez Mansfield

Tailored Professional Development Days in the National Centre for Creative Learning

Need help creating a professional development session for your staff? MCA Artist Educators can tailor a program to meet your needs, exploring areas such as creative learning strategies for engaging with artworks, contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art practice, digital art-making workshops, or ideas for developing students’ literacy through contemporary art. We can arrange programs on weekdays, weekends or after school.

Contact MCA Learning for more information: or 02 9245 2400

Online Resources

The MCA produces a range of online resources that can be utilised by teachers:

Digital Learning Resources
Head to this page to access resources specifically developed for learning audiences including videos, powerpoint files and PDFs.

Exhibition Specific 'Discover’ Pages
These pages are created for each exhibition held at the MCA and include images, videos and curatorial texts that support public engagement with the exhibition.

Annette Messager: motion/emotion()


MCA Online Collection
A searchable database with images, text and video supporting works in the MCA collection.

Museum of Contemporary Art – NSW Institute of Teachers’ endorsed provider of Institute Registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Proficient Teacher/Professional Competence.

Scope of Endorsement

  • Standards 2 and 6 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher
  • Elements 1 and 6 of the NSW Professional Teaching Standards at Professional Competence