• Teaching Through Storytelling
    Pre-K–Grade 12 Educators

    One LAUSD Salary Point is available upon completion of a total of 30 instruction hours.  
     

    Homework will not be assigned.
    All four units—33 hours total (LAUSD participants may opt-out of two virtual sessions.)

    Teaching Through Storytelling introduces classroom teachers to Skirball curricula and to arts-integration teaching techniques. Discover new ways to foster social and emotional competencies, creative problem-solving, and collaboration in your classroom. Participants will learn and practice strategies that use the arts to enhance core content and make instruction more meaningful—strengthening classroom communities and engaging students as active citizens and community members.

    The series is divided into four units. Teachers can choose to participate in individual units or complete the full series.

    Register for multiple units

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    Art and Community
    Unit 2 | Hybrid | 10.5 instruction hours

    Online: Wednesdays, November 30 and December 7, 3:30–5:00 pm 
    Onsite at the Skirball: Saturday, December 3, 8:30 am–4:00 pm, light breakfast and lunch included

    Artists and educators come together to model how various visual art mediums can become catalysts for creating inclusive and collaborative classrooms by placing student experiences and emotions at the center of your curriculum. 

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    • Teaching artists: Kristy Sandoval (visual artist), Adam Davis (visual artist), and Skirball Educators (presenting a lesson developed by artist Chloë Bass, the exhibiting artist of Wayfinding)

    Registration is now closed. If you'd like to participate, please email teacherprograms@skirball.org.
    Fee: $30

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    3 sessions

    Programs are designed for current classroom teachers and align with California Common Core State Standards and California Arts Standards. No prior experience in the arts is required. Educators from LAUSD and all other local districts are welcome to register.

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    Fabric of a Nation
    Unit 3 | Hybrid | 10.5 instruction hours

    Online: Wednesdays, January 18 and February 1, 3:30–5:00 pm 
    Onsite at the Skirball: Saturday, January 28, 8:30 am–4:00 pm, light breakfast and lunch included


    In conjunction with the special exhibition Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories, learn how textiles and quilts can be tools for storytelling, initiating dialogue, and advocacy in the classroom.

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    • Teaching artists: Jesse Harrod (visual artist) and Seth Johnstone (LGBTQ2SIA+ Youth Advocacy)
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    Fee: $30

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    3 sessions

    Programs are designed for current classroom teachers and align with California Common Core State Standards and California Arts Standards. No prior experience in the arts is required. Educators from LAUSD and all other local districts are welcome to register.

  • View of the Liberty Gallery in Visions and Values

    Visions and Values
    Unit 4 | Online | 6 instruction hours

    Wednesdays, February 22 and March 1, 8, and 29, 3:30–5:00 pm (PT) 

    Examine the rich diversity and history of American Jews and gain insights that can help deepen your students’ understanding of their own cultural and family identities. Learn the ancient craft of knotting to connect the past to the present, practice English language arts strategies that encourage active listening and creativity, and discover new ways to build empathy.

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    • Teaching artists: Dori Gerber (Institute of Curriculum Services), Lise Silva Gomes (visual artist), and Elissa Nadworny (NPR correspondent)
    • Skirball Teacher Advisory Council educators to be announced
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    FREE

     

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    4 sessions

    Programs are designed for current classroom teachers and align with California Common Core State Standards and California Arts Standards. No prior experience in the arts is required. Any educator able to join during scheduled program times is welcome to register. Participants do not need to be local.

  • Self portrait project inspired by Noah's Ark

    Noah’s Ark at the Skirball: The Art of Imagination
    Unit 1 | Online | 6 instruction hours

    Wednesdays, September 14–October 12, 3:30–5:00 pm (PT)

    Inspired by the Noah’s Ark at the Skirball: The Art of Imagination curriculum, explore creative ways to use mindfulness, music, and visual art to support your students’ social and emotional development.

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    • Teaching artists: Ping Ho (UCLArts and Healing), Nancy Weiss (UCLArts and Healing), and Stephanie Mercado (visual artist)
    • Skirball Teacher Advisory Council educators: Martha Cervantes, Jane Fung, and Shannon Garrison

    This program has passed.
     

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    4 sessions

    Programs are designed for current classroom teachers and align with California Common Core State Standards and California Arts Standards. No prior experience in the arts is required. Any educator able to join during scheduled program times is welcome to register. Participants do not need to be local.