• 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? E-mail 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.

    Registration opens Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

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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.

    Registration opens Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

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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.

    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.

    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.

    Thank you for your interest in attending Teaching Through Storytelling! This program has reached capacity. If you would like to join the waitlist, please contact teacherprograms@skirball.org