The Music Center’s professional development for educators focuses on arts integration strategies for grades PreK-12 teachers in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts at school sites and The Music Center. Teachers learn creative and effective approaches to integrate the arts into their content areas. Lessons and experiences are rooted in the Visual and Performing Arts Standards, Common Core, 21st Century Learning Skills and Social Emotional Learning. We seek to expand on current teaching models, including strengthening school learning communities, advancing best practices, and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and lesson planning.
Summer Arts Studio for Educators
Each year, The Music Center offers the Summer Arts Studio for Educators. This program provides workshops tailored for educators at all grade levels and aligned to multiple content areas.Formerly known as The Institute for Educators, this program consists of three weeks of arts integration trainings designed for grades PreK-12 classroom teachers, arts teachers and educators at The Music Center.
Teaching Artist Training
The Teaching Artist Training is a course for new and experienced teaching artists dance, music, theatre, visual arts and media arts. This 30-hour training focuses on building and increasing artists' capacity to work creatively and effectively in TK-12 classrooms.
2020 Teaching Artist Training
Guided by Music Center teaching artists Madeleine Dahm (dance & theatre), Andrew Grueschow (music), and Lynn Okimura (visual arts & media arts), participants will focus on lesson design and gain strategies to facilitate arts learning in schools and other settings, drawing from their own artistic strengths. Content will connect to the new California Arts Standards, California Content Standards, Universal Design for Learning and Social Emotional Learning. This training will also include opportunities to make connections to Los Angeles area arts organizations that support teaching artists.
Dates & Time:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
January 28, 30; February 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27
The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
$250 (includes materials, light snack and parking)
Registration is now closed.