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Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study x 2 hours per week, plus 2 hours for final project = 10 hours...
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Subtitles: English, French, Greek, Dutch, Russian, Spanish...
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study x 2 hours per week, plus 2 hours for final project = 10 hours...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, French, Greek, Dutch, Russian, Spanish...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Introduction to Art and Activity

Welcome to Art and Activity: Interactive Strategies for Teaching with Art. Art can be a powerful catalyst for building skills and understanding across a wide range of subjects. Establish your foundation by watching each module's video lectures and reviewing the required readings, artworks, and additional resources. Then, test your knowledge with the quizzes and be sure to comment on videos and post in the discussion forums to share your thoughts....
Reading
5 videos (Total 21 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
1.2 Why Activities?2m
1.3 Philosophy Behind Active Learning6m
1.4 Designing Engaging Activities6m
1.5 Skills and Benefits of Activity-Based Learning3m
Reading2 readings
1.6 Required Reading & Additional Resources10m
1.7 Works of Art10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
1. 8 Introduction to Activities14m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Activities for Analyzing and Reflecting

In this module, we’re moving from theory to practice, with videos that discuss drawing, sound, movement, writing, and game-based activities that build skills for analyzing and reflecting about art. Most videos touch upon a variety of methods, while the Take Action segments are in-depth demonstrations of specific activities. You’ll get the most out of these videos by actually doing the activities yourself. We encourage you to snap a photo of something you’ve made in response to a Take Action prompt, and then share it in the discussion forums....
Reading
6 videos (Total 31 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
2.2 Sound & Movement Activities for Analyzing and Reflecting3m
2.3 Take Action: Blind Contour4m
2.4 Writing & Discussion-Based Activities for Analyzing and Reflecting4m
2.5 Take Action: DJ the Artwork4m
2.6 Games and Play-Based Activities8m
Reading2 readings
2.7 Required Readings & Additional Resources10m
2.8 Works of Art10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
2.9 Activities for Analyzing and Reflecting10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Activities for Creating, Imagining & Connecting

In this module, we’ll stay active by covering activities that involve drawing, writing, discussion, sound, and movement. We’ll also put on our designer hats, with a Take Action video that presents a cosmic design challenge. You’ll have a chance to test your knowledge with the third and final quiz of the course. Finally, we want you to put all that you’ve learned into practice by using one of the activities with family, friends, or students, and then reflecting on the experience in the discussion forums....
Reading
6 videos (Total 35 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
3.2 Writing & Discussion-Based Activities for Creating, Imagining & Connecting10m
3.3 Take Action: Postcard Home6m
3.4 Sound & Movement Activities for Creating, Imagining & Connecting4m
3.5 Design Thinking Activities4m
3.6 Take Action: Chair for an Astronaut3m
Reading2 readings
3.7 Required Readings & Additional Resources10m
3.8 Works of Art10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
3.9 Activities for Creating, Imagining & Connecting10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Assessment Strategies

In this module, we shift the focus from activities to assessment. There are two videos; one that emphasizes self-assessment for you as the facilitator, and a second on assessing student work. Additionally, we have assigned two readings that support the video lectures, which you should complete before stating the final project. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 11 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
4.2 Assessing Student Work/Farewell6m
Reading3 readings
4.3 Required Readings & Additional Resources10m
4.4 Works of Art10m
Funding for Education at MoMA10m
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Top Reviews

By LLOct 21st 2016

I really enjoyed the class. It was well put together, interesting, and gave me a lot of great ideas. Great for a new teacher or a refresher for an experienced teacher looking for new lessons.

By MMFeb 4th 2018

This course is very useful and inspiring! There are interesting ready-made ideas of activities and mainly good descriptions of its principles of creation in this course. Highly recommend!

Instructors

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Jessica Baldenhofer

Associate Educator, School Visits & Partnerships
Education
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Lisa Mazzola

Assistant Director, School and Teacher Programs
Department of Education
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Stephanie Pau

Associate Educator, Interpretation & Research
Department of Education

About The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. With extraordinary exhibitions and the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental. Our mission is helping you understand, enjoy, and use the art of our time....

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