•                                                                                Would you like to bring the arts into your classrooms?
                                                 Would you like to incorporate more project-based learning to stimulate and engage your students?

    If so, LAUSD’s Arts Education Branch is offering FREE four-day workshops throughout the year. You can receive one salary point if you attend all four days, and two points if you also complete homework. Teachers may also receive training rate pay instead of salary points.

    Each day you will learn foundational skills in a different art form: dance, music, theatre and visual arts. The skills will be presented in a clear, easy-to-replicate manner so you can repeat the activities in your classes. You will be participating and practicing the art forms, so this is not a dry, lecture-based PD.

    In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to participate in integrated lessons and collaborate with job alike teachers to brainstorm and plan cross-curricular projects that use the art forms and address the common core state standards.

    You will leave with lessons for your classroom. The homework (for the additional salary point) requires additional lessons that you can utilize in your classrooms as well.

    The classes will be taught by LAUSD's four Arts Advisers in dance, music, theatre and visual arts. All four instructors were classroom teachers who now work as instructional coaches, helping others to teach the arts. Each class contains many resources and tips.

    Additional arts integration strategies will be provided by the K-12 Arts Specialist, who will travel among the classrooms.

    The first series will be September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 2016. We meet from 8:00-5:00 on the first and fourth sessions and from 8:00-4:00 on the second and third sessions.

    Register by email to Judith.garratt@lausd.net or by calling 213-241-2078. Information needed is name, employee number, school, grade and/or subjects taught, and email address.

    The course will also be offered:

    January 3-6, 2017
    June 27-30, 2017
    For a listing of all of the teachers who have participated in the Arts Integration course, click here.