Teaching Our World Through the Arts, 2014–2015
Teaching Our World Through the Arts prepares K–Grade 12 teachers to integrate film, dance, visual arts, theater, and music into core curricula. Participants attend classroom workshops, gallery tours, and live performances at the Skirball, and engage in collaborative lesson planning and resource sharing. The program is aligned with LAUSD’s 2012–2017 Arts Education and the Creative Cultural Network Plan.
The course is divided into four strands. Teachers are welcome to sign up for a single strand or any combination of up to four strands. Each strand consists of four full-day Saturdays of training.
All upcoming strands of Teaching Our World Through the Arts are now at capacity.
To be added to a waitlist for one or more strands, click here.
To download the Teaching Our World Through the Arts flyer, click here.
STRAND 1: VISUAL ART
Four Saturdays: October 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 2014 • 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Thinking like a visual artist transforms the way teachers create lessons and approach content, and connects classroom teaching to the greater world. This strand helps teachers apply design and visual art techniques to instruction, fostering collaboration and creativity among students.
Registration for Strand 1: Visual Art is closed.
STRAND 2: FILM AND THEATER
Four Saturdays: January 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 2015 • 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
In conjunction with the Skirball exhibitions Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950 and The Noir Effect, this strand explores how using film and theater techniques in the classroom can deepen students’ learning and help them discover avenues of personal expression and artistry.
Strand 2: Film and Theater is now at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, click here.
STRAND 3: MOVEMENT
Four Saturdays: March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015 • 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Movement can enhance language arts, social studies, math, and science curricula by supporting student innovation and collaboration. In this multidisciplinary strand, teachers learn how to integrate a variety of movement forms into their classroom teaching to get students moving while they learn. No dance experience necessary!
Strand 3: Movement is now at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, click here.
STRAND 4: MUSIC
Four Saturdays: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015 • 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Music is an integral part of cultural identity and can act as a powerful tool for inquiry-driven teaching and learning. In conjunction with the Skirball exhibition Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution, this strand invites musicians and historians to share valuable techniques for building music-infused curricula.
Strand 4: Music is now at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, click here.
Any one strand (four classes): $80
Any combination of two strands (eight classes): $120
Any combination of three strands (twelve classes) $165
All four strands (sixteen classes): $200
* Schools that send three or more staff will receive a 50% reduction in course fees for each participant (this offer excludes single class registration).
Salary Points: Multiple LAUSD salary points are available for participating teachers. Details will be made available upon registration.
Eligibility: Workshops are designed for current classroom teachers. No prior experience in the arts is required for any of the course strands.