For Teachers

Educator Advisory Council

The Dallas Museum of Art is looking for Dallas-area K–12 teachers to join the Museum's next Educator Advisory Council (EAC) cohort. We welcome art, math, science, English, history/social studies, technology, theater, music, special education, and Spanish-language teachers from Dallas-area public and private schools to partner with us in centering art and community in our work. Members of the EAC should represent a range of experiences and identities in their teaching and learning communities (including diversity of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status).
 
This cohort of the EAC will serve for 1.5 years, from January 2023 to May 2024. During this time, educators will work with DMA staff to create teacher resources that build on social justice or social emotional learning themes, with the goal of producing a catalogue of multipurpose materials for use at school or in the Museum.
 
Benefits
  • Meet and build an educator community with peers from across the Dallas area
  • A $375 stipend (distributed in two payments in June 2023 and March 2024)
  • Dallas Museum of Art membership (includes free parking in the Museum's underground garage; two tickets per day to special exhibitions; invitations to exhibition preview days; a digital copy of the DMA Member magazine, Artifacts; discounts in the DMA Store and Cafe; and discounts on selected programs)

Responsibilities

  • Commit to 1.5 year term of council participation
  • Attend seven committee meetings (in-person or online) on selected Friday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Contribute five hours of work outside of meetings over the course of the term of service (this may include email, feedback, 1-on-1 meetings, piloting activities in your classroom, or lesson planning)
  • Be an ambassador for the Dallas Museum of Art

To apply, please complete this application. Applications are due by Monday, December 19. All applicants will be notified by Monday, January 9, 2023. Newly selected EAC members must attend a mandatory first meeting on Friday, January 13, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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

An immersive 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

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

  • Participate in 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
  • Connect with thematic explorations of collections, resources, and staff from each museum 
  • Exchange ideas with other classroom teachers   

Applications for the 2023 cohort will be available in spring 2023.

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 schoolprograms@dma.org or call 214-922-1842.

 

Teacher Resources

Classroom Materials

Request a free educational poster for your classroom highlighting Henry Ossawa Tanner, an important Black American artist working at the turn of the 20th century. The poster features a full-color reproduction of the artist's painting The Thankful Poor, and includes information on Tanner, teaching ideas, and behind-the-scenes information on the treatment of the work at the DMA's Conservation Studio in Spanish and English. Please use the form below to request your poster.

Henry Ossawa Tanner Classroom Poster Request Form

Image: The Thankful Poor, 1894. Henry Ossawa Tanner. Oil on canvas. ArtBridges.

 

Go behind the scenes to learn how art conservators mix science and art together to care for art. This is STEAM at work! Take a tour of the DMA's Conservation Studio, meet a conservator, and learn all about the tools of the trade in this FREE video resource for students and teachers. Watch a clip below, and then click the link below to request the full video.

Conservation for Kids Video Request Form

 

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.