Partners in Education
Resources Available for Your Community
As America's national center for the performing arts, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is committed to developing educational resources and programs to share with arts organizations and schools across the country:
- Professional learning opportunities for teachers featuring exemplary workshops developed through the Kennedy Center's local program;
- In-depth training seminars for teaching artists:
- Focus 1 - Teaching Students
- Focus 2 - Teaching Teachers
- Focus 3 - Writing Performing Guides
- Speakers who can address issues in arts education for large conferences or intimate meetings;
- Workshops for parents and community members;
- Other education programs
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is committed to creating and sharing high quality resources for educators, arts institutions, and artists throughout the country. Several publications are available for purchase from the Partners in Education program.
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An Artist's Handbook: Preparing to Lead Professional Development Workshops for Teachers
An Artist's Handbook: Preparing to Lead Professional Development Workshops for Teachers, by Lynne Silverstein, Barbara Shepherd, and Amy Duma, provides an introduction to designing professional development workshops for teachers of students in grades kindergarten through 12. The book focuses on the impact artists and arts educators can have when they help teachers develop skills in teaching in and through the arts. The publication examines characteristics of effective workshops for teachers and provides an overview of the workshop development process, with an emphasis on finding connections between artists' expertise and the curriculum. An Artist's Handbook: Preparing to Lead Professional Development Workshops for Teachers was developed from the Kennedy Center's experience in providing professional development opportunities for teachers since 1976.
The 64-page book sells for $15 and can be purchased through Partners in Education. When five or more copies of the book are ordered, the book sells for $10 per copy. For more information or to order copies of An Artist's Handbook: Preparing to Lead Professional Development Workshops for Teachers, contact Partners in Education at (202) 416-8806 or download the order form.
National Partnerships, part of the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, is generously funded by David and Alice Rubenstein.
Additional support is provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
Education and related artistic programs are made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.