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Teacher professional development

Connecting Art and the Common Core

Connecting Art and the Common Core: A Teacher Institute

Discover strategies for developing arts-integrated lessons aligned to the Common Core standards.

Who: 3rd–8th Grade Generalist or Language Arts Teachers at a Title I School 

When: July 17–19, 2017, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Where: The Hammer Museum and the Broad Art Center at UCLA

Cost: FREE tuition. In addition, participating teachers from schools located within a 15-mile radius of the Hammer Museum are eligible to receive subsidized bus transportation for one field trip to the museum or Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden during the 2016-17 school year.

Connecting Art and the Common Core: A Teacher Institute is organized by the Hammer Museum and the Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE) in the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.

Participants in this workshop will: 

• Learn how to enhance students’ speaking, listening, and evidence-based reasoning skills through inquiry-based discussions about works of art.

• Explore strategies for making authentic and socially relevant connections to art through observation, kinesthetic practice, and reflection.

• Develop lessons that integrate the arts and humanities and align with Common Core standards.

• Actively engage in the creative art-making process.

• Enhance confidence in leading students on a trip to an art museum with a subsidized bus.

This institute is designed for generalist and language arts teachers. Since capacity is limited, priority will be given to generalist and language arts teachers. Please RSVP with your name, school, and subject(s) and grade level(s) you teach to [email protected].

The first and third day of this three-day institute will take place at the Hammer Museum. The second day will take place at the Broad Art Center and Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden on the UCLA campus. The Hammer Museum is located at 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024. The Broad Art Center is located at 240 Charles E. Young Drive, Suite 2101, Los Angeles, CA 90095.