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Extended School Partnership
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About Extended School Partnership

ESP empowers 6th-12th-grade teachers to use the Museum as an extension of the classroom. Students and teachers engage in creative thinking and cross-disciplinary learning by integrating contemporary art into curricula and using the Museum as a learning resource.

Partnerships Include

Professional development for classroom teachers:
Museum Educators work with classroom teachers to integrate art into a curriculum and share engagement methods.

Contemporary art lessons with Museum Educators:
Museum Educators host contemporary art lessons in the classroom, connecting subjects learned in school to contemporary art.

Field trip to the Museum:
Students visit the Museum and learn about art.

Artmaking with students:
Students create artworks in response to their learning throughout the partnership.

Artwork feedback with Museum Educators:
Museum Educators provide constructive feedback on in-process artworks.

Final student exhibition:
A culminating student exhibition at MCASD


ESP is supported by the Samuel H. French and Katherine Weaver French Fund, the ResMed and Sundt Foundations.

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