Teacher professional development

Civic Engagement in the Arts

Join us for a free professional development program for 5th–12th grade teachers, administrators, and teaching artists.

How can art inspire us to be socially conscious individuals?

How can art facilitate culturally and linguistically appropriate conversations in the classroom?

  • Explore the seminal exhibition, Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985
  • Discover strategies for strengthening your students’ skills in perspective-taking and critical thinking through discussions about art
  • Learn about Ethnic Studies practices in K-12 classrooms from Lorena Guillén, assistant professor at UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences
  • Gain tools for leading a socially-conscious art activity in your classroom 
  • Spark ideas for tapping into your school community’s resources

Coffee and pastries will be provided. You may bring your own lunch or enjoy lunch at the museum café or off-site.

Capacity is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please RSVP with your name, school, and subject(s) grade level(s) you teach to academicprograms@hammer.ucla.edu  

This workshop is organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with the Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE) in the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.

This workshop is designed particularly for 5th–12th grade generalist and humanities teachers. Since capacity is limited, priority will be given to 5th–12th grade generalist and humanities teachers.