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Arts Integration and New Standards

These workshops were developed in association with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and are partially underwritten by the Department of Education and the National Committee for the Performing Arts.

Why use "arts-integrated curriculum?"

In Arts-Integrated Curriculum, the arts become the approach to teaching and the vehicle for learning. Students meet dual learning objectives when they engage in the creative process to explore connections between an art form and another subject area to gain greater understanding in both. For example, students meet objectives in theater (characterization, stage compositon, action, expression) and in social studies. The experience is mutually reinforcing––creating a dramatization provides an authentic context for students to learn more about the social studies content and as students delve deeper into the social studies content their growing impact their dramatizations. For Arts-Integrated Curriculum to result in deep student understanding in both the art form and the other curriculum area, it requires that teachers engage in professional development to learn about arts standards and how to connect the arts to the curriculum they teach.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 8:30am - 3:30pm (lunch provided)
Presenter: Bob Bullwinkle
Arts Integration and New Standards

Monday, November 6, 2017 | 8:30am-11:30am

Please note:Readers Theatre: Bringing Text to Life has been cancelled due to the fire situation in Sonoma County.

Presenter: Ray Gargano
Readers Theatre: Bringing Text to Life

Friday, December 15, 2017 | 8:30am-11:30am
Presenter:Melanie Rick
Lines & Shapes: Integrating Visual Art & Geometry

Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 8:30am-11:30am
Presenter: Mary Hall Surface
A Playful Approach to Writing

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 8:30am-11:30am
Presenter: Daniel Barash
Shadow Journeys: Exploring History Through Shadow Puppetry

Monday, March 20, 2018 | 8:30am-11:30am
Presenter: Kimberli Boyd
Moving Through Science

Friday, April 20, 2018 | 8:30am-11:30am
Presenter: Melanie Rick
Reading and Talking about Visual Art in the Early Childhood Classroom


Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Presenter: Leaders: Melanie Rick and LBC Education and Community Engagement
Reflection and Celebration

Please note: The Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is taking registration for these events. You will be routed to their website when pressing the Register Here button below.

When See complete schedule posted above for details
Location Varies - see registration for more details.
Presenter Bob Bullwinkle, Ray Gargano, Melanie Rick, Mary Hall Surface, Daniel Barash, Kimberli Boyd
Cost $45.00 per session | Register for more than one workshop and save!
Audience Grade K-12 teachers, Administrators, Arts Specialists & Teaching Arts
Registration Connie Anderson, (707) 524-2823,
Questions Karen McGahey, (707) 522-3330,

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