Teachers

Multiple Visit Program

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Multiple Visit Program field trip, Theodore Herzl School of Excellence, May 3, 2016. Installation view of Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Apr 23–Sep 25, 2016
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

About

Now in its seventh year, the MCA’s Multiple Visit Program brings the Common Core to life by offering teachers and students a chance to debate, discuss, and connect to works of art through return visits to the museum and provides professional development for teachers. Designed in alignment with Common Core English Language Arts Standards, this program uses contemporary art and ideas to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills so that they engage in collaborative dialogue and inquiry.

What your colleagues have to say:

“I explored how to become a better teacher and improve teaching and learning practices. I became much more fluent and confident about teaching Common Core Speaking and Listening, and gained a sense of renewal and enthusiasm about the possibilities of teaching and learning via contemporary art.”

“My students really were excited to have a voice on the field trips. They were so thrilled every time we came to the museum because they felt like someone really cared about what they thought.”

Don’t fit these criteria? We invite you to take part in our other programs for teachers and students.

Funding

Generous support for the Multiple Visit Program is provided by the LeRoy Neiman Foundation.

Support for school programs is generously provided by The Crown Family; Anonymous; GCM Grosvenor; the Harris Family Foundation; Reyes Holdings, LLC.; Allstate Insurance Company; Aon; The Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation; Dr. Scholl Foundation; Goldman Sachs; Andi and Jim Gordon, The Edgewater Funds; JHL Capital Group, LLC; Katten Muchin Rosenman; KPMG LLP; Liz and Eric Lefkofsky; William Blair & Company; Wolverine Execution Services; The Helen Brach Foundation; Northern Trust; Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Community Fund; Anne L. Kaplan; Carol Prins and John Hart; Helen Zell; CIBC; Citi Private Bank; Illinois Tool Works; Norcon, Inc.; BMS, LLC; Ariel Investments; Walton Street Capital, LLC; Betsy and Andy Rosenfield; and Lois and Steve Eisen.

Major ongoing support is provided by the Cari and Michael J. Sacks Fund for Chicago Public Schools.