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Skirball Cultural Center

Skirball at Your School

Professional Development | Grades 4–12 Teachers

Four adults with clipboards and pencil in a circle looking at a drawing in a gallery.

Bring Skirball educators to your school for an in-person professional development workshop! Drawing on Jewish traditions and American democratic values, this program uses primary sources as a teaching tool. 

Date and Time

Select Tuesday afternoons, workshop length: sixty minutes to three hours

Registration

Request a program here.

Fees: $500 flat fee (includes workshop materials; fee waivers available to Title I schools)

Capacity: 10–50 teachers per workshop

About the Program

Bring Skirball educators to your school for an in-person professional development workshop! Drawing on Jewish traditions and American democratic values, this program uses primary sources as a teaching tool. Gain techniques for supporting students’ social and emotional competencies, creative problem-solving, cross-cultural connections, and collaboration skills.  

This training introduces classroom teachers to Skirball’s Visions and Values Curriculum, provides tools to teach with primary sources and to practice arts-integration teaching strategies that focus on themes of identity and family values. Use reflection, art-making, and students’ imaginations to define your classroom’s shared values and write personal narratives.  

This workshop includes:

  • Guided training though Skirball’s Visions and Values Curriculum
  • Ready-to-use lesson focused on culture, identity, and building community.
  • Guided lesson planning with Skirball educators  
  • Hands-on art-making workshop (supplies will be provided)
  • A chance to win a FREE Values and Legacy school tour during the 2023–2024 academic year.

Curriculum Connections:  

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA: SL.1, 2, 3; W.2, 3  
  • 4.VA:Cr1.1, 5.VA:Cr2.2, 6.VA:Cr3, 7.VA:Re8, 8.VA:Cn11