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.
Education programs on sale Wednesday, August 13, 2014 starting at 9:00am.
2014-2015 Professional Development classes coming soon!
To learn more about our Professional Development program, please email Tracy Sawyer, Arts & Outreach Programs Manager, or call 707.800.7529.
Executive Director Rick Nowlin interviewed about Education Through the Arts