Professional Development

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 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.

2023-24 Professional Development

Tools for Teachers

Tools for Teachers offers the essential resources you need to provide arts education opportunities that prepare our next generation for success in school, work, and life. The Tools for Teachers series, available through our partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, focuses on standards-based lessons that you can take immediately back to your classroom. CEUs are available for each workshop.

2023-24 Arts Integration Workshops for Teachers

Date, Time & Location Title Instructor Grades Covered Subjects Covered Registration
Tue., Oct. 10, 2023
8:00 – 11:00 am
Biella Elementary, Santa Rosa
Reaching Students with Autism in Your Classroom through the Arts Dr. Ryan Hourigan PK-12 Interdisciplinary $10
Wed., Nov. 8, 2023
8:00 – 11:00 am
Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts, Santa Rosa
Bringing Books to Life Hannah Keefer 3-6 Drama, ELA $10
Wed., Jan. 10, 2024
8:00 – 11:00 am
Brook Hill Elementary, Santa Rosa
Acting Right: Drama as a Classroom Management Strategy Sean Layne of Focus 5, Inc. K-8 Drama, Interdisciplinary $45 including supply fee
Pictured: Teachers participate in a professional development training

“I’m so pleased to have attended
and to pass this on to folks!
Thank you. Even at the end of a
long day, it was invigorating
and absolutely worthwhile.”

Teaching Artist Training

Local teaching artists looking to further their training are invited to participate in LBC’s Teaching Artist Training. These workshops will focus on key topics relevant to teaching artists of all experience levels who are interested in learning new skills and networking with their peers.

Spring trainings coming soon!

Stand-Alone Teaching Artist Trainings

Date, Time & Location Title Instructor Registration Fee
Wednesday,
Jan. 10, 2024
4:00 – 7:00 pm
LBC Education Studio
Classroom Management for Teaching Artists Sean Layne of Focus 5, Inc. $10

Teaching Artist Training Course

A 4-Part Series with Focus 5, Inc.

Date, Time & Location Title Registration Fee
Wed., Sep. 27, 2023 –
Wed., Jan. 10, 2024
Hybrid
Teaching Artist Training Course $30
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!”

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access in the Classroom

Registration only $10 per session!

Date, Time & Location; Title Instructor
Tuesday,
Oct. 10, 2023
4:00 – 5:30 pm
LBC Education Studio
Universal Design for Learning Dr. Ryan Hourigan
Wednesday,
Dec. 6, 2023
4:00 – 5:30 pm
LBC Education Studio
Dimensions of Diversity Arlene Smith & Ashleigh Worley
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Virtual
Brushes for Change:
Art as a Path to Cultural Understanding
Dr. Erika Powell
Wednesday,
Apr. 17, 2024
4:00 – 5:30 pm
LBC Education Studio
Understanding Neurodiversity: Building Compassion and Understanding for All Learners
Dr. Julia VanderVennet
Pictured: A teacher participates in a professional development 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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