Schools & Educators
– Teacher Programs

Educator Exclusives 2015

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 One:
Luminous: MCA Collection
with Senior Curator Natasha Bullock
Thursday 12 March, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Term Two:
Light Show
with Blair French, MCA Director; Curatorial and Digital
Thursday 14 May, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Term Three:
Energies: Haines & Hinterding
with artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding
Thursday 30 July, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Term Four:
Sydney International Art Series Exhibition
& 2016 MCA Learning preview
Thursday 26 November, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Stay-tuned for the big announcement of the 2015 SIAS exhibition!

RSVP essential

The MCA is an accredited provider of teacher professional development with NSW BOSTES.

Further information: learning@mca.com.au or 02 9245 2400


Bungawarra: (To make, to do), contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art practice

Join Luminous artist Jonathan Jones, MCA educators and curators to explore the practice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in MCA exhibitions. Workshop approaches to studying works by these artists in the classroom, through a program of informal conversation and collaboration with colleagues.

The MCA is an accredited provider of teacher professional development with NSW BOSTES.

Program details:
Date: Tuesday 31 March
Time: 9am-4pm
Cost: $100/ $95 MCA Members/ $80 pre-service teachers

Download and return the enrolment form to book your place today.

Bungawarra means 'to make or do’ in the Gadigal language, traditional owners of the land and waters that make-up Sydney today.

Image: Jonathan Jones installing untitled (sum of the parts), 2010, image courtesy the artist and Tim Melvile Gallery, New Zealand.


Creative Connections #1: Workshop for primary teachers

Discover strategies for developing creative learning experiences in the primary classroom. Explore new ways to help your students engage with artworks and participate in a range of experimental art-making activities in a hands-on program with MCA Artist Educators.

Extend your experience with Creative Connections #2, when MCA Artist Educators join forces with classroom teachers from the MCA Teachers Council to workshop ideas for extending engagement with MCA artworks back in the classroom.

The MCA is an accredited provider of teacher professional development with NSW BOSTES.

Program details:
Date: Monday 22 Jun
Time: 9am–3pm
Cost: $100/ $95 MCA Members/ $80 pre-service teachers
Creative Connections #1 and #2: $180/ $175 MCA Members/ $150 pre-service teachers

Download and return the enrolment form to book your place today!


Creative Connections #2: Workshop for primary teachers

Building on the creative learning strategies shared in Creative Connections #1, MCA Educators team up with classroom teachers from the MCA Teachers Council to workshop ideas for extending the experience of an MCA Learning program back at school. Workshop a series of case studies exploring how you can connect with MCA Collection artworks across learning areas and through extended creative responses.

The MCA is an accredited provider of teacher professional development with NSW BOSTES.

Program details:
Date: Tuesday 15 September
Time: 9am – 3pm
Cost: $100/ $95 MCA Members/ $80 pre-service teachers
Creative Connections #1 and #2: $180/ $175 MCA Members/ $150 pre-service teachers

Download and return the enrolment form to book your place today!


Dance, Theater and Visual Art: Engaging Students with Disability 2015

Discover how dance, music, theatre and visual arts can unlock your students’ learning. With practical ways to refresh your creative skills and incorporate the arts into your classroom practice.

Participate in creative arts workshops, meet key leaders in the arts and disability network, and be inspired!

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

Presented in partnership with the Sydney Opera House.

Date: Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 August
Time: 9am-4pm
Cost: Two days – $295/$250 (full/pre-service & casual teachers) One day – $175/$125 (full/pre-service & casual teachers)
Bookings and information: Sydney Opera House
Contact: 02 9250 7770


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: learning@mca.com.au or 02 9245 2400


Online Resources

The MCA produces a range of online resources:

DIGITAL RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

Access a range of resources that can enable students to encounter artworks and artists online and support teachers to deliver innovative creative learning programs. Encourage students to confidently respond to contemporary works and build up their own creativity.

Access the digital resources here.

MCA ARTIST INTERVIEW COLLECTION

Since 2005 the MCA has produced video interviews with artists in the MCA collection. The series covers more than 60 artists with more are added each year making this resource one of the most comprehensive sources for information on contemporary Australian artists where the artists own voice is heard.

Access the MCA Artist Interview Collection here.

MCA ONLINE COLLECTION

A searchable database of artists and works in the MCA collection with supporting information.

Access the MCA Online Collection here.

Museum of Contemporary Art – Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) 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

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