Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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The Art of  
A Workshop for High School Teachers
the Arts

In This Program


A choreographer talks with student dancers


Students and teachers in a theatre classroom watch a performance

Visual Art

Visual art teacher and curator at an outdoor sculpture park


A band teacher playing with visiting musicians

Workshop 7 Making the Most of Community Resources

Watching the Program Activities and Discussion Additional Resources Support Materials
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Almost every community has local artists and cultural institutions. Successful arts teachers find many ways to work with these resources. They take students on field trips, invite artists into the school, and ask students to draw inspiration from the voices of their community.

Connections with community resources give students:

  • New ideas and challenges
  • Motivation and inspiration
  • Ideas for career choices


Learning Goals

The goals of this workshop session are for you to:
  • Identify the barriers, benefits, and risks of working with community partners
  • Identify areas of your curriculum that might be enhanced by working with a guest artist
  • Identify local organizations that can help your students extend their learning beyond the walls of the school 




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