The Fowler Museum at UCLA offers two professional development opportunities geared towards K-12 educators. A nominal fee is charged, usually $45-$75.
ARTalk is a series of interdisciplinary, humanities-based workshops designed to enrich, refresh, and recharge K-12 educators. Using the Museum’s unique collections as catalysts, teachers are engaged in direct learning through dialogues with scholars, guest artists, and colleagues. Museum educators model exhibition-based lesson plans and art-making activities.
All ARTalk workshops are linked to state and district standards and are approved by the Salary Point Unit of Los Angeles Unified School District. Teachers are eligible to receive one or two multicultural general or specific salary point credits, depending on the course requirements. Teachers from other districts will receive a certificate verifying professional development hours.
These workshops are held once per quarter and are announced in their e-news. Sign up for their e-newsletter to receive emails about ARTalk.
Each summer, the Fowler Museum holds a weeklong professional development course for educators that focuses on particular topics related to exhibitions and the museum’s collections. It allows for teachers to join other teachers in in-depth explorations and study of the arts and humanities.
Through lectures by guest speakers, art-making projects, field trips to other cultural institutions and sites in Los Angeles , and the exploration of objects at the Fowler with trained educators, teachers have ample time to develop fresh curricula for the coming year.
LAUSD teachers who complete the Summer Institute can earn 2 salary points for their participation.
Space is limited to 25 participants. Sign up for their e-newsletter to receive emails about Summer Institutions.