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LATC Ongoing Opportunities

Read about ongoing professional development opportunities for teachers in the Los Angeles area!


LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) Evenings for Educators

When? Tuesdays from 4:30-8:30.

Cost: $15 per session

Brief Description (from website):

"Evenings for Educators provides K-12 teachers the opportunity to learn from LACMA's special exhibitions and permanent collection. Each program presents strategies to incorporate the visual arts into the classroom with activities that explore the artistic process, approach works of art as primary sources, and emphasize the parallels between the visual arts, language arts, and other content areas.

Educators attend a lecture by a museum curator or scholar as well as participate in gallery tours and discussions, artist-led workshops, and film screenings. Teachers also receive curriculum materials containing a thematic essay, color transparencies, image descriptions, lesson plans, and related resources. All programs are interdisciplinary and are developed to meet the California state content standards."

To read more, visit: http://www.lacma.org/programs/education/evenings-educators


J. Paul Getty Museum Wednesday Teacher Workshops

When? Wednesdays from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Cost: No cost

Brief Description (from website):

These free, two-hour workshops offer the opportunity for teachers, working in small groups, to learn about specific topics related to the Getty Villa's collection and special exhibitions. You'll learn how to create successful self-guided lesson plans and gallery activities by connecting content standards to works of art in the Villa's thematic galleries, plus techniques for teaching with original objects in the museum setting.

To read more, visit:  http://www.getty.edu/education/for_teachers/resources.html


24th Street Theatre: Teaching as a Performing Art Professional Development Workshops

When? To book this program, call (213) 745-6516 or e-mail theatre@24thstreet.org

Cost: No cost.

Brief Description (from website):

24th Street Theatre is proud to offer professional development workshops for educators through our Teaching As a Performing Art (TAPA) program. This program allows K-12 teachers to learn about the California Visual and Performing Art Standards in the creative environment of a professional theatre using props, lighting, costumes and more. TAPA is available in 2-hour, 4-hour or 6-hour sessions.

24th Street Theatre’s TAPA professional development workshops are like no other, allowing educators to train on the stage of a professional theatre where the power of live music, lighting, and sound is used to help teachers experience themselves as artists!

24th Street Theatre customizes content for all TAPA workshops. Of the hundreds of TAPA workshops we have created for thousands of teachers nationwide, no two TAPA workshops have ever been exactly the same. We also customize content for grade level. Principals and coordinators can request a 3-hr workshop or a full-day 6-hr session, or even a 2-day session.

TAPA teaches educators how to integrate basic performance techniques in the everyday classroom to make their job more rewarding and creative and to make their students better and more enthusiastic learners.

To read more, visit: http://www.24thstreet.org/arts-education/professional-development/