2014 – 2015 Professional Development Workshops
|PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT||Teachers’ Grades||Day||Date||Time|
|Reading Art Across the Curriculum: Observe. Infer. Inquire.||2-8||W||11/12/14||4-7pm|
|Poetry Off the Page||5-8||W||1/21/15||4-7pm|
|Developing Concentration and Cooperation Skills Through Drama||2-6||W||3/4/15||4-7pm|
|Summer Intensive: Integrating Mathematics with Rhythm, Movement, and the Imagination||2-6||M||8/3/15 – 8/5/15||Daily, 9am-3pm|
For more information about Professional Development, please email Tracy Sawyer, Education & Outreach Manager, or call 707.800.7529.
A West Coast Home for Kennedy Center Workshops
Bright eyed and engaged students, that’s the goal of every good teacher. At Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, local educators discover how to make learning more dynamic, in-depth, and fun!
Each year, the Arts Center presents a series of professional development workshops in conjunction with the esteemed Kennedy Center for the Arts Partners in Education program. The workshops, which feature the nation’s finest teaching-artists, help local educators learn new ways to integrate the arts into their classrooms. Recent programs featured techniques to help students improve their writing by creating dialogue through drama, offered art as a means for exploring and understanding prejudice, and explored drama strategies for motivating students who are learning English as a second language.
Each three hour professional development session includes targeted lesson plans that meet California Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards. The Center’s Professional Development program also offers classroom modeling, coursework, and a summer institute for teachers. The Center’s program is presented in partnership with Healdsburg Unified School District and Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts.
Executive Director Rick Nowlin interviewed about Education Through the Arts