• 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.

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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
    One LAUSD salary point available.

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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.

    • Learn about elements of art and principles of design and how to include them in your lesson plans with photographer Adam Davis.
    • Practice various visual art techniques to strengthen your skills in looking, seeing, and observation and use these skills to document lived experiences and the world around us.
    • Learn to storyboard, cast characters, and consider screen values, effects, and framing devices for impact in a shadow animation workshop with artist Christine Marie.

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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 23–Friday, June 26, 2020, 8:30 am–4:00 pm
    Fee: $100

    Registration opens in February 2020.

    Storytelling is a powerful tool for inspiring students to express themselves and collaborate with one another.

    The award-winning installation Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™ and the Skirball’s temporary exhibitions Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds and “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli will serve as platforms for discovering the art of storytelling.

    In this four-day workshop:

    • Practice different components of storytelling, including visual and theater arts.
    • Design interdisciplinary lesson plans that support language arts, social studies, math, science, and visual and performing arts curricula.
    • Build lasting relationships with a community of like-minded educators.
    • Gain access to priority registration for the Skirball 2020–2021 school tours and performance programs.

    One salary point available, pending district approval.