Teacher Resources

The Skirball Cultural Center


The Skirball Cultural Center provides hands-on workshops focusing on ways to integrate the arts and world cultures into classroom curricula, sharpening teaching skills, and deepening knowledge of current social issues in order to create a community of learners with like-minded educators.

Teaching Our World Through the Arts
This course prepares K– 12 teachers to integrate film, dance, visual arts, architecture, theater, and music into core curriculum. Arts-based learning cultivates deeper engagement and participation among students, and offers teachers a variety of unique and exciting tools and techniques to bring learning to life. Coursework includes classroom workshops, gallery tours, and live performances at the Skirball, along with collaborative lesson planning and resource sharing.

The course is divided into four strands. Teachers are welcome to sign up for a single strand or any combination of up to four strands. Each strand consists of four full-day Saturdays of training. In addition, Multiple LAUSD salary points are available for participating teachers. Details available upon registration.

Any one strand (four classes): $80
Any combination of two strands (eight classes): $120
Any combination of three strands (twelve classes) $165
All four strands (sixteen classes): $200
* Schools that send three or more staff will receive a 50% reduction in course fees for each participant (this offer excludes single class registration).

Teaching Through Storytelling

For K–Grade 5 teachers
Tuesday, June 21–Thursday, June 23, 2016
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

$100 per person for all three days (includes light breakfast and program materials)
Limited space; advance registration required

Storytelling has the power to enliven your classroom curriculum and to inspire students to develop creative modes of communication and collaboration. The award-winning Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™ and Visions and Values will serve as platforms for exploring the craft of storytelling through movement, music, and theater arts.

In this three-day workshop:

Participate in hands-on, artist-led workshops.
Design interdisciplinary lessons that support language arts, social studies, math, and science curricula.
Build lasting relationships with a community of like-minded educators.
Earn 1 LAUSD salary point; details available upon registration.

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