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This summer, The Music Center will offer the Summer Arts Studio for Educators.  Formerly known as The Institute for Educators, this program consists of three weeks of events tailored for grades K-12 classroom teachers, arts teachers and educators! The three training sessions offered are Arts Integration Symposium, Arts Integration Retreat and Arts Integration Camp.

Arts Integration Symposium

Wednesday, July 18 – Friday, July 20
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$150 includes curriculum materials
1 LAUSD salary point, or 1.5 LMU extension semester units
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Exploring Multiple Approaches to Arts Integration features over 20 workshops for PreK-12 educators led by expert teaching artists in performing and visual arts that connect to English Language Arts, History, Math, Science, English Language Development, 21st Century Learning Skills and Social-Emotional Learning. The Symposium kicks off with a celebration of arts integration with participants exploring and experiencing three distinct approaches - the Kennedy Center’s, Lincoln Center’s and The Music Center’s - featuring teaching artists from all three organizations. The Symposium concludes with an evening reception on July 20. 

Arts Integration Retreat

Monday, July 23 & Tuesday, July 24
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$125 includes curriculum materials
1 LAUSD salary point, or 1.5 LMU extension semester units

Shaping Social Emotional Learning through Music and Movement will allow teachers to build skills with SEL core competencies. This two-day training for K-12 educators, led by The Music Center master teaching artists Andrew Grueschow (music) and Chisa Yamaguchi (movement), will look at SEL in more substantial ways, equipping participants with creative and innovative strategies for their classrooms. 

Arts Integration Camp

Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3 
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$250 includes curriculum materials
2 LAUSD salary points, or 3 LMU extension semester units

Expressing Science for the Next Generation through Creative Movement & Visual Arts will align to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This five-day training will offer participants valuable arts-based skills and strategies that apply directly to the classroom. The Music Center master teaching artists Dawn Dyson (creative movement), Joan Harrison and Alvaro Asturias (visual arts), along with Rachel Green (science content expert), will once again join forces to lead K-6 educators in these workshops.

Participants will:

• Engage in hands-on movement and theatre experiences with Music Center master teaching artists

• Align the arts and NGSS, SEL and Common Core in exciting ways

• Gain valuable knowledge and skills in dance, music, theatre and visual arts to use in their classrooms

• Identify and apply creative curriculum integration strategies

For more information, please contact: Ebony Ruffin, Manager of Professional Development,, (213) 972-3308. 

Register for the Summer Arts Studio for Educators

July 18 - August 3

The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion