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Teacher Programs

Teacher Workshops

Teacher Workshops provide opportunities to spend time with works of art, connect with other educators, and discover what is new at the Museum. Sign up to receive information about programs and resources for students and teachers in our quarterly Educator Newsletter. Click here to sign up and check the "Information for Teachers" box.

Dallas Museum of Art programs for teachers are accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification and may be taken for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours, unless otherwise noted.

Museum Forum for Teachers

July 12–16, 2021
Morning Session: 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 2:00–3:00 p.m.

An immersive ONLINE summer program for educators presented by The Warehouse, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Kimbell Art Museum

Note: This program will now be offered as an online learning experience, but an application will still be required.

Participating middle and high school teachers in all disciplines are invited to:

  • Participate in online group discussions and creative activities designed to deepen understanding of contemporary and modern art and architecture
  • Develop strategies to teach, interpret, and use works of art in both online and classroom settings
  • Connect with thematic explorations of collections, resources, and staff from each museum
  • Exchange ideas with other classroom teachers

How Will This Work?
The program will consists of two daily virtual sessions (morning session 10:00–11:00 a.m. and afternoon session 2:00–3:00 p.m.) that will include virtual presentations by museum staff, related at-home creative exercises with basic materials, and group discussions. Morning and afternoon sessions build on each other and require some on-your-own activity in the break between sessions. Morning and afternoon sessions do not repeat content. Participants will receive four hours of CPE credits per day, with a total of 20 over five days.

Early Application Deadline: April 5, 2021 (early applicants will be given priority consideration)
Regular Application Deadline: May 3, 2021
Click HERE to apply.

The program is free. Participants are invited to “pay what you can,” with recommended amounts divisible by five: $50, $100, etc.

For questions about registration, contact Jesse Morgan Barnett at JBARNETT@THEMODERN.ORG.
For information about the program, contact Thomas Feulmer at THOMAS@RACHOFSKYHOUSE.ORG.

Teacher In-Services

The Dallas Museum of Art Education Department offers in-service training for K–12 teachers. In-services typically offer an overview of teaching resources offered by the DMA, gallery visits, and hands-on activities. These can be scheduled throughout the academic year, and must be scheduled at least one month in advance to allow for planning.

For groups of 20 or fewer, the cost is a flat fee of $100. For groups of 21 or more, the cost is a flat fee of $150. For more information, or to schedule an in-service, email or call 214-922-1842.


Teacher Resources

Behind the Scenes

Read Uncrated, the DMA's blog, for a behind-the-scenes look into life at the Museum.

Educator Newsletter

Sign up for our monthly Educator Newsletter to receive information about programs and resources for students and teachers. Click here to sign up and check the "Information for Teachers" box.

Gallery Guides

The DMA is a big museum, so start your visit with a bite-sized tour. Download a PDF for you to print, review, and bring with you to the DMA. Topics range from a focus on a specific area of the collection or a particular color to kid-friendly topics like superheroes.