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Extended School Partnership

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego's Extended School Partnership (ESP) is back for the 2022-2023 school year!

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!

Each partnership includes

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 for all teachers across all content areas. The program will take place in-person but may switch to remote depending on changes to covid protocols.

To find out more about ESP, contact the Education Department email

Applications for 2023 are opening in December