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

  • The Skirball Cultural Center is proud to be an official LAUSD Arts Community Network partner, providing FREE professional development opportunities to K–Grade 12 teachers at LAUSD and LAUSD-dependent schools. This funding is graciously provided by LAUSD’s Arts Education Branch.

    This dynamic professional development program prepares K–Grade 12 teachers to integrate film, dance, visual arts, theater, and music into core curricula. The program introduces arts-integration methods that foster student development of critical thinking, creative problem-solving, collaboration, and civic literacy skills that underlie all common core standards.

    The course is divided into four strands; teachers are welcome to sign up for one or more strands. Each strand consists of four full-day Saturdays of training. No prior experience in the arts is required. Teachers can earn up to two salary points per strand. Details available upon registration.

    Questions? E-mail

Teaching Through Storytelling

Teaching Through Storytelling

For K–Grade 8 teachers
Tuesday, June 26–Thursday, June 28, 2018
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

This workshop is FREE to LAUSD teachers. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Storytelling can encourage students to develop creative ways of expressing themselves and collaborating. Inspired by the spirit of innovation and creative teamwork in The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, this three-day workshop will explore the transformative power of storytelling and puppetry. In addition, the award-wining installation Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™ and the Skirball’s core exhibition, 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.
Gain access to priority registration for the Skirball 2018–2019 school tours and programs.

Registration opens at 12:00 p.m. on April 4, 2018




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