Tue–Fri, 12:00–5:00 pm
Sat–Sun, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Closed Mondays

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Skirball Cultural Center

Teacher Programs

We believe that creative classrooms give students unique tools to develop their identities, deepen their understanding of core subjects, and become active members of their communities. Join us online or in person throughout the school year for hands-on workshops for Pre-K through Grade 12 educators. Integrate primary sources, the arts, and social-emotional learning into your core content and ignite creativity and a love of learning in students of all ages.  

All professional development workshops are aligned with California Common Core State Standards and California Arts Standards.  Participating teachers seeking professional development hours receive letters of completion  

  • Professional Development | Grades 4–12 Teachers

    Visions and Values | Workshop Series

    Online: Wednesdays, September 27 and October 4, 3:30–5:00 pm (PT)
    At the Skirball: Saturday, September 30, 8:30 am–12:30 pm

    Drawing on Jewish traditions, this series of workshops introduces classroom teachers to Skirball’s Visions and Values Curriculum and invites participants of all cultural backgrounds to explore their family histories, create original works of art, and become agents of change. 

    Details and reservations

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  • Professional Development | Pre-K–Grade 3 Teachers

    Noah's Ark at the Skirball | Group Workshops

    Throughout the 2023–2024 school year on select Saturdays, 8:30 am–12:30 pm, and select weekdays, 12:00–3:00 pm

    Schedule your professional development workshop aboard Noah’s Ark at the Skirball! Groups of teachers—from schools, districts, camps, after-school programs, and beyond—will explore the transformative power of puppetry and storytelling through movement, music, and theater arts.  

    Details and reservations

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  • Professional Development | Grades 4–12 Teachers

    Skirball at Your School

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

    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. 

    Details and reservations

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  • Professional Development | K–12

    Teacher Institute@PAM

    Sunday, May 5, 10:00 am–3:00 pm

    K–12 educators will explore ways of integrating art and culture into their Ethnic Studies curriculum and multicultural instruction.

    Details and reservations

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