Courses/workshops help teachers learn both about the arts and about arts integration.
Teachers learn about the arts from the perspective of creators, performing artists, directors, designers, and critics. Through performances, discussions, interviews, backstage tours, lecture/ demonstrations, and master classes, teachers gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the performing arts. These Explore the Arts ™ events are also open to members of the general public.
Teachers learn how to integrate the arts with other curricula. CETA Partner Schools have had a strong interest in extending and supplementing their arts education programs with arts integration. The schools’ arts specialists work with the Kennedy Center to coordinate and support efforts to help teachers develop knowledge and skills to integrate the arts with other subject areas. Hands-on, participatory workshops/courses target teachers of various grade level spans (e.g., pre K–grade 2, grades 3-6, 6-8, and 9-12) who serve students from a wide range of backgrounds and skills.