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 Support Materials
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Additional Resources

On the Web


Career Center
http://career.berkeley.edu/        Search for: Arts
Useful resources for steering students toward careers, internships, employment, and graduate school provided by the University of California, Berkeley

Entrepreneurship Center for Music
A unique program for aspiring professional musicians that provides additional training in communication, business, and technical skills

Sarah Jones, writer and performer of Bridge & Tunnel

Sarah Jones's official Web site

Theatre Development Fund
http://www.tdf.org/TDF_Landingpage.aspx?id=107        Select: Open Doors
Information about Theatre Development Fund's mentoring program for high school students


Denver School of the Arts — Dance Major
http://dsa.dpsk12.org/        Select: Majors, then Performing Arts Department
Web page for the dance program that Michael O'Banion chairs

Hannah Kahn
Web site for Hannah Kahn Dance Company, including information on outreach to schools

Nottingham High School
Web site for visual art teacher Jan Wilson's school

High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology
Web site for the school where Stephen DiMenna works with Clare Bauman and her class on playwriting

Stephen DiMenna
Stephen DiMenna's Web site, including information about his directing and teaching

Watch Our School Sculpture Garden Grow
http://www.hamilton.k12.nj.us/HamiltonNorth.cfm        Select: Education, then Watch Our Sculpture Garden Grow
Includes the "How to Create a School Sculpture Garden" Manual by Jan Wilson

Christopher Columbus High School
Web site for band teacher Carmen Laboy's school

In Print

Jackman, Ian. The Artist's Mentor: Inspiration from the World's Most Creative Minds. Random House Reference, 2004. ISBN 0375720634

Interviews and autobiographical writings of more than 100 famous painters, photographers, sculptors, and film and video artists

JIST Publishing (editors). Creating Your High School Portfolio: An Interactive Guide for Documenting and Planning Your Education Career and Life, 2nd edition. JIST Works, 2003. ISBN 1563709066

Worksheets and activities take students through self-assessment, education and career planning, and portfolio development, including electronic portfolios

Sweitzer, H. Frederick, & King, Mary A. The Successful Internship: Transformation and Empowerment in Experiential Learning, 2nd edition. Wadsworth Publishing, 2003. ISBN: 0534558798

A book addressing the concerns, emotions, needs, and unique personal challenges that are the essence of an internship or field experience

Zachary, Lois J. The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships. Jossey-Bass, 2000. ISBN: 0787947423

Explores the critical process of mentoring and presents practical tools for facilitating the experience from beginning to end



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