• This dynamic professional development program prepares K–Grade 12 teachers to integrate film, dance, visual arts, theater, and music into core curricula. The program introduces arts-integration methods that foster student development of critical thinking, creative problem-solving, collaboration, and civic literacy skills that underlie all common core standards.

    The course is divided into four strands; teachers are welcome to sign up for one or more strands. Each strand consists of four full-day Saturdays of training. No prior experience in the arts is required. Teachers can earn up to two salary points per strand. Details available upon registration.

    Questions? Email teacherprograms@skirball.org

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    Strand 1: Theater and Movement

    Four Saturdays: September 15, 22, 29 and October 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Fee: $75


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    Learn performance-based teaching strategies that encourage kinesthetic and collaborative learning and deepen student connection to curricular content.

  • Strand 2: Art and Activism

    Four Saturdays: October 20, 27 and November 3, 10, 2018, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Fee: $75


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    In conjunction with the exhibition Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, visual and performing artist-activists model how the arts can create empowered learning environments and avenues for student-driven social change and discourse.
  • Strand 3: Words and Music

    Four Saturdays: February 9, 16, 23 and March 2, 2019, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Fee: $100

    Registration opens Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

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    Musicians and performance poets model writing and rhythm-based strategies that engage students in personal storytelling and reflection and build an ensemble mindset.

  • Strand 4: Visual Art and Design

    Four Saturdays: March 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 2019, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Fee: $100

    Registration opens Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

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    Practice visual thinking and engage in art-making activities that encourage students to problem solve and make discoveries through collaboration and inquiry.

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    Teaching Through Storytelling

    For K–Grade 8 teachers
    Tuesday, June 26–Thursday, June 28, 2018
    8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

    This workshop is FREE to LAUSD teachers. Space is limited; advance registration required.

    Storytelling can encourage students to develop creative ways of expressing themselves and collaborating. Inspired by the spirit of innovation and creative teamwork in The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, this three-day workshop will explore the transformative power of storytelling and puppetry. In addition, the award-winning installation Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™ and the Skirball’s core exhibition, Visions and Values, will serve as platforms for exploring the craft of storytelling through movement, music, and theater arts.

    In this three-day workshop:

    Participate in hands-on, artist-led workshops.
    Design interdisciplinary lessons that support language arts, social studies, math, and science curricula.
    Build lasting relationships with a community of like-minded educators.
    Gain access to priority registration for the Skirball 2018–2019 school tours and programs.