• Teaching Our World Through the Arts introduces K through Grade 12 teachers to arts-integration teaching techniques that foster students’ critical thinking, creative problem-solving, collaboration, and civic literacy skills. Participants learn and practice strategies that use the arts to enhance core content and make curriculum more meaningful—engaging students in social activism and strengthening classroom communities.

    The series is divided into three 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.

    Call for Proposals

    The Skirball Cultural Center seeks proposals from teaching artists to develop and facilitate immersive workshops with K–Grade 12 classroom teachers. Please view the following PDFs for more information and for instructions on how to apply: 

    Call for Photography and Film Teaching Artists

    Call for Visual Art Teaching Artists

    We hope to hear from you soon!

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    Strand 1: Theater and Language Arts

    Four Saturdays: September 14, 21, and 28, October 5, 2019, 8:30 am–4:00 pm
    Fee: $100


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    Explore creative ways to use theater and language arts to support emerging bilingual students:

    • Learn how to utilize musical theater and hip-hop pedagogy in the classroom with Estella Owoimaha-Church.
    • Practice storytelling in the sciences and humanities with Emily Altschul and Savannah Jackson
    • Find your voice through spoken word poetry with Skirball Educators.
    • Build an empathetic classroom using theatrical techniques with help from Desiree Cameron.
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    Strand 2: Photography, Film, and Digital Media

    Four Saturdays: January 25, February 1, 8, and 15, 2020, 8:30 am–4:00 pm
    Fee: $100


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    In conjunction with the exhibition Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, learn how film, photography, and digital media can become catalysts for collaborative student learning.
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    Strand 3: Visual Art and Activism

    Four Saturdays: March 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2020, 8:30 am–4:00 pm
    Fee: $100

    Registration opens Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 12:00 pm.

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    Artists and educators come together to model how visual art can initiate dialogue and serve as a tool for advocacy in the classroom.

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    Teaching Through Storytelling

    For K–Grade 8 teachers
    Tuesday, June 25–Thursday, June 27, 2019
    8:30 am–3:30 pm

    This program has now passed.

    Storytelling can encourage students to develop creative ways of expressing themselves and collaborating.

    The award-winning installation Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™ and the Skirball’s temporary exhibitions Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite and Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich will serve as platforms for exploring the craft of storytelling through photography, fashion, and theater arts.

    In this three-day workshop:

    • Practice different components of storytelling with theatre dybbuk.
    • Discover creative ways to use fashion and costume design as tools for self-expression with costume designer Lori Meeker.
    • Explore the many ways photography can be utilized to support storytelling with teacher and photographer Adam Davis.
    • Gain access to priority registration for the Skirball 2019–2020 school tours and programs.

    One salary point available.