LACMA provides K–12 teachers with professional development opportunities and curricular resources that foster creativity, inspire personal growth, and enhance classroom learning. Teacher programs and resources are aligned with the California State Content Standards and explore best practices in visual arts education and arts integration.
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Teachers, join us for a unique opportunity to look, learn, create, and connect with colleagues!
Evenings for Educators is a professional development program for K–12 teachers focusing on LACMA's permanent collection and special exhibitions. Each session presents strategies for incorporating the visual arts into the classroom with activities that explore the artistic process, approach works of art as primary sources, and emphasize parallels between the visual arts and core content areas.
Teachers attend lectures by a curator or scholar and participate in gallery tours, discussions, and artist-led workshops. Participants also receive curriculum materials containing thematic essays, artwork reproductions, discussion questions, lesson plans, and related resources. All programs are interdisciplinary and standards-aligned.
In the 2019–20 season, programs will take place over eight Tuesdays from October to April. As in previous years, there will be four themes, but this year each theme will be offered on two dates. We hope this will create greater flexibility and enhance the intimacy of each program.
Complimentary parking and dinner are included with admission. Individual program tickets are $15 in advance and $20 when purchased on the day of the event.
Participating teachers are eligible for one LAUSD Salary Point Credit upon completion of an additional assignment.
Questions? Please contact @email.
Evenings for Educators is made possible by The Rose Hills Foundation, the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation, the Mara W. Breech Foundation, and The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.
Collaborate with your colleagues at LACMA this summer to create a short film and learn strategies for integrating the visual arts into core curricula! Over the course of this free, 4-day professional development program, filmmakers, teaching artists, and museum educators will guide you and your colleagues through the process of writing, filming, editing, and screening your own short film.
The Art+Film Teacher Institute introduces teachers to arts-integration methods that promote student development of tech and media literacy, primary source analysis, and skills associated with project-based learning (PBL). Program activities and materials address California Visual and Performing Arts Standards (VAPA), the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts & Literacy, and the LAUSD Media Arts Standards.
This summer LACMA is offering the Art+Film Teacher Institute August 12–15. Participants are required to attend all 4 days of the program, arriving at LACMA by 8:30 am and departing after 4 pm each day. Breakfast and parking validation are provided. Each participating school will receive one free iPad upon completion of the program as well as season passes to the 2019–20 Evenings for Educators program series.
Due to capacity limitations, we are only able to accept applications from teams of 4, 5, or 6 teachers. Principals, coordinators, and teachers from K–12 schools in Los Angeles County are encouraged to apply by Friday, June 28.
The Art+Film Institute is made possible by The Rose Hills Foundation.