As we strive to provide arts education opportunities that prepare students for success in school, work and life, we know that it is essential to include resources for teachers. We are proud to present our Professional Development series again this year through our partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, focusing on standards-based arts integrated lessons that you can take immediately back to your classroom. CEUS are available for each workshop.
The season begins with a full day overview of Arts Integration and its application to the California State Standards, providing a strong foundation for the rest of the year. Although this day-long workshop is not required to take additional workshops, it is recommended, especially for those starting their journey with arts integration.
The rest of the season is a series of arts integration strategies in various arts forms and academic areas. From reading and writing to science and math, these workshops are new methods to teach the curriculum you are already teaching without the extra work. Additionally, after attending each workshop, teachers have the opportunity to invite our National Workshop Leaders into your classroom to model the lesson with YOUR STUDENTS, included in your workshop fee. There are limited opportunities for these Model Lessons, so register early.
New this year, two of our workshops will focus on Early Childhood with National Workshop Leader, Melanie Rick. These workshops will be begin with a model lesson with students for teachers to observe, followed by the complete workshop. Very limited Model Lessons are also available following the workshop. Although both Early Childhood workshops are not required, they do complement each other for deeper understanding.