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MoAD in the Classroom

MoAD in the Classroom (MIC) is an arts-based, visual literacy and cultural studies program for third grade classrooms located in the San Francisco Bay Area. A MoAD Educator makes two trips to the classroom and the students make two visits to the museum. While in the classroom, MoAD Educators teach students about museum themes, current exhibitions, and visual arts vocabulary. During the museum visits, students view current art exhibitions, learn how to view and talk about art, and participate in hands-on art activities.

‪”I most enjoyed the dynamic interplay between the students, me and the classroom teacher.  As an arts educator, I am always amazed by how much the young people know about various aspects of the African Diaspora and its connection with their other studies.”

MIC Webpage

Program Results & Outcomes

  • Public speaking
  • Museum etiquette/terminology
  • Art Vocabulary
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • African and African-American History
  • Art Practice

Classroom Resources

Participating Schools

  • Buri Buri Elementary School, South San Francisco, CA
  • Horace Mann Elementary School, Oakland, CA
  • LeConte Elementary School, Berkeley, CA
  • Martin Elementary School, South San Francisco, CA
  • Meadows-Livingstone School, San Francisco, CA
  • Monarch Elementary School, Oakland, CA
  • Ponderosa Elementary School, South San Francisco, CA
  • Sunshine Gardens Elementary School, South San Francisco, CA


Interested teachers or principals should complete the MIC Application, available here. Please contact Demetri Broxton at if you have questions.


MoAD in the Classroom is sponsored by

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation, The Institute of Museum & Library Services, Gap, Do a Little Foundation, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation