The Teacher Institute continues to be the MCA’s most immersive and collaborative professional development program. It launches this summer with a new program design, aimed at helping teachers conceptualize, incubate, and implement innovative, contemporary curriculum.

This year, the MCA will select 15 passionate, creative teachers who wish to shake up their practice and make an impact in the lives of their students and school community.

Spend part of your summer in an immersive, creative residency at the MCA, August 4-8th. Continue to make the MCA your haven, your studio, and your laboratory for a year while you develop a contemporary art–based classroom project.

The MCA will provide support, including a modest budget for resources, to help make your project a reality. Plus, the Institute is free! CPS teachers will earn Lane Credits and CPDUs.

Applications are due by June 22, 2014.

Learn more and download the application online.

MCA Teacher Institute 2.0 Overview 2014-2015 Teacher Institute Application

Out There: A Symposium on Contemporary Practice, Art and Civility.

Saturday, April 26­­
10 am – 6 pm

K–12 educators are invited to a daylong symposium exploring the relationship between contemporary practice, civic engagement, art, and the work of museums. This event brings together artists, activists, curators, educators, and historians from around the world. Learn more.

The themes driving this symposium—collaboration, community outreach, civic engagement, and the role of the arts—have clear pedagogical implications in and beyond the walls of the classroom.

Teachers will gather during the lunch hour for a special breakout meal. Hosted and conceptualized by artist and activist collective Potluck: Chicago, this lunch will provide a sociable space for educators to collectively and creatively explore the conference’s driving questions. Attendees will receive CPDUs. Vouchers for free parking in the MCA garage will be provided pending availability. $6 Teacher Tickets include conference admission and lunch. Purchase online.