2021 SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Dates to be announced soon.
The Music Center’s professional development for educators focuses on arts integration strategies for grades PreK-12 teachers in dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts at school sites and at The Music Center. Teachers learn creative and effective approaches to integrate the arts into their content areas. Lessons and experiences are rooted in the California 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.
2020 Virtual Arts Integration Symposium
In the summer of 2020, The Music Center offered the first-ever virtual Arts Integration Symposium! This three-day online symposium featured a variety of virtual professional development sessions for TK-12 classroom teachers, arts teachers and educators led by expert teaching artists in dance, media arts, music, theatre and visual arts.
A Look Back
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.