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.

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.

Spring workshops coming soon!

Registration only $10!

Fall 2022 Arts Integration Workshops for Teachers

Date, Time & Location Title Instructor Grades Covered Subjects Covered
Oct. 5, 2022
8:00 – 11:00 am
Steele Lane Elementary, Santa Rosa
Combining Arts Education with Social Emotional Learning Techniques Jess Mercer 3-6 Drama, English Language Arts (ELA), Physical Science, STEAM, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and Visual Arts
Nov. 16, 2022
8:00 – 11:00 am
LBC Education Studio
Bringing Books to Life: Direct Adaptation Hannah Keefer 6-12 Drama, ELA
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!

Fall 2022 Teaching Artist Training

Date, Time & Location Title Instructor Registration Fee
Sep. 10, 2022
1:00 – 4:00 pm
LBC Education Studio
Teaching Artists Skill Exchange Free!
Oct. 18, 2022
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Lesson Planning for In-School Instruction Hannah Keefer $10
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

Overcoming Ableism: Shifting from Accommodating to Belonging

A two-part series

As educators, we strive to create and maintain an environment where all our students are valued, supported, and welcomed. Despite this, sometimes we unknowingly perpetuate harmful stereotypes, misconceptions, and generalizations about individuals with disabilities; some of these things can even be embedded in our standard classroom practices. Participants will explore how language, actions, and expectations can uplift and empower all students to confront and end ableism.

In-person at LBC in our Education Studio.

Registration only $10!

Fall 2022 IDEA in the Classroom

Date & Time Title Instructor
Oct. 26, 2022
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Starting the Conversation About Ableism Common Ground Society
Nov. 2, 2022
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Fostering a Culture of Belonging Common Ground Society
Pictured: A teacher participates in a professional development workshop

Spring 2022 workshops coming soon!

Pictured: Students participate in a Mariachi Institute workshop

Education programs on sale Wednesday, August 10, 2022 starting at 9:00am.


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.

Farley Family
Charitable Foundation
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