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.
2012-2013 Professional Development Programs
A professional development class is a great way to expand your teaching toolbox. By using the arts, such as theater, dance, visual arts, and creative writing, you can make learning active and engaging. Teachers and teaching-artists will gain practical, hands-on skills to immediately apply in the classroom. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to network with other educators and invigorate your classroom practices. In addition, we offer select classroom modeling opportunities for those attending workshops. Space is limited; make your reservations today!
|Stories of Us: Exploring Oral Histories Through Drama||Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 4–7pm||For Teachers
|Math In Action||Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 4–7pm||For Teachers
|Reading Portraits as Biographies||Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 4-7pm||For Teachers
|A Powerful Connection: Music and Poetry||Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 4–7pm||For Teachers
To learn more about Our Artists in the Schools program please email Tracy Sawyer, Arts & Outreach Programs Manager, or call 707.800.7529.