Professional Development

We are proud to present our Professional Development program with trainings for all educators. Workshops focus on standards-based lessons and evidence-backed techniques that you can take immediately back to the classroom. See details and schedules for individual workshops in the tabs below.

Tools for Teachers

Teachers and teaching artists need support with training and resources to provide arts education opportunities that prepare our next generation for success in school, work, and life. We are proud to present our Professional Development series through our partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This series of workshops focuses on standards-based, arts-integrated lessons that can be  taken immediately back to the classroom. CEUs are available for teachers for each workshop.

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3 workshops = 15% off  |  2 workshops = 10% off!

2021-22 Arts Integration Workshops for Teachers

Date, Time & Location Title Instructor Grades Covered Subjects Covered
Wed, Sep 29, 2021
4:00 – 6:00pm
Virtual!
Self-Awareness and Resilience Through Writing and Art Mary Hall Surface 2-12 ELA, Social Emotional Learning, Visual Art
Wed, Oct 27, 2021
4:00 – 6:00pm
Virtual!
Harvard Project Zero Thinking Routines to Make Learning Visible Indi McCasey K-12 Common Core Subjects, Social Emotional Learning
Wed, Dec 1, 2021
4:00 – 6:00pm
Virtual!
Exploring ACEs, Trauma Informed Teaching Practices, and Arts Integration Learning Techniques Jess Mercer K-12 (with emphasis on 4-12) Dance, Music, Trauma Informed Teaching Practices, Visual Art
Wed, Feb 2, 2022
4:00 – 7:00pm
Virtual!
Bringing Books to Life: Preparing for Standardized Testing Through Drama Hannah Keefer 3-12 ELA, Drama, Social Emotional Learning
Wed, Mar 9, 2022
4:00 – 7:00pm
Virtual!
Seeing Yourself as Superhero: To SEL… and Beyond! Paige Whelan 3-8 Common Core Subjects, Photography, Social Emotional Learning
Pictured: Teachers participate in a professional development training

“This was both educational and personally fulfilling. I sure appreciate the experience and look forward to learning the techniques with my students!” – 4th grade teacher

Teaching Artist Training

Local teaching artists who are interested in honing their craft are invited to participate in the variety of professional development workshops that present key topics relevant to all experience levels.

2021-22 Teaching Artist Training

Date, Time & Location Title Instructor
Wed, Sep 15, 2021
4:00 – 6:00pm
Virtual!
Lesson Planning for In-School Instruction Hannah Keefer
Wed, Oct 20, 2021
4:00 – 6:00pm
Virtual!
Arts Educators as Entrepreneurs Bridget Palmer
Sat, Apr 16, 2022
New Date!
1:00 – 4:00pm
In-Person at LBC!
Teaching Artists Skill Exchange
Wed, Apr 27, 2022
4:00 – 6:00pm
In-Person at LBC!
Teaching Artists Professional Learning Forum Indi McCasey
Pictured: Teachers participate in a professional development training

“Very helpful workshop, I’m inspired to use new methods in my lesson planning right away. Thanks!” – 7th grade teacher

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access in the Classroom

In this three-part virtual series, participants will explore the science and social systems that impact classroom practice. This engaging, interactive, and non-judgmental series will support arts educators and administrators as they refine their practice toward culture, communications, instruction, and student expectations in the classroom.

$100 per workshop or all 3 for $250!
Save 50% on each additional person from your organization if you register together!

Fall 2021 IDEA in the Classroom

Date & Time Title Instructor
Wed, Nov 3, 2021
4:00 – 5:30pm
Virtual!
Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom Sejal Thakkar
Wed, Nov 17, 2021
4:00 – 5:30pm
Virtual!
Mitigating Unconscious Bias and Micro-Aggressions in the Classroom Sejal Thakkar
Wed, Dec 8, 2021
4:00 – 5:30pm
Virtual!
Allyship in the Classroom Dr. Erika Powell
Pictured: A teacher participates in a professional development workshop

Mariachi Institute

These two stand-alone sessions for music educators, professional musicians, choir directors, and college Music Education majors will provide the skills and hands-on experience needed to build a successful mariachi program. Participants will learn the cultural elements, rhythms and styles unique to mariachi, explore repertoire appropriate for students at various levels, and experience traditional instruments, including guitarrón and vihuela.

Refreshments will be provided between sessions for participants attending both.

Date, Time & Location Title Instructor
Wed, Apr 13, 2022
4:00 – 5:30pm
In-Person at LBC!
Fundamentals José Soto
Wed, Apr 13, 2022
6:30 – 8:00pm
In-Person at LBC
Exploring Style José Soto
Pictured: Students participate in a Mariachi Institute workshop

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Email Tracy Sawyer, Community Partnerships Supervisor, or call 707.800.7529.

This series was developed in association with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is partially underwritten by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Committee for the Performing Arts. The Center’s program is presented in partnership with Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts and the Sonoma County Office of Education.

Our Professional Development Program is part of the Upstream Investments portfolio, and made possible by generous support from The Farley Family Charitable Foundation.

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