Contemporary Art Start (CAS) is MOCA’s yearlong classroom partnership program connecting 3rd-12th grade Los Angeles-area students and teachers to the transformative power of contemporary art. CAS combines teacher training, classroom curriculum, multiple museum visits for students, and family involvement opportunities to make a lasting impact. The goals of CAS are to increase the presence of art in schools, develop students’ critical thinking and communication abilities, and cultivate lifelong relationships to art, museums, and learning. Offering specialized tracks of instruction for 3rd-5th grade and secondary teachers, each year, CAS serves approximately 110 teachers and 5,000 students across Los Angeles County. Since its founding in 1986, CAS has reached over 3,000 teachers and 100,000 students in the Los Angeles area.
- $110 per teacher; FREE for LAUSD teachers.
- All schools are responsible for fall museum transportation; MOCA pays for spring transportation. Able to take public transit? MOCA will pay for both trips if costs are incurred.
COMPENSATION/SALARY POINT CREDIT:
- First-year CAS participants in LAUSD can receive one LAUSD salary point or be paid for attending 42 training hours.
- Returning CAS participants in LAUSD can be paid for attending 18 training hours.
Please note that CAS 2017–18 is full at this time. To be added to our mail list for CAS 2018–19 and additional program offerings, or to schedule a free 1–2 hour faculty workshop at your school during 2017–18, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.