Professional Learning 


Take Your Teaching Practice to the Next Level 

Dynamic Workshops for Classroom Teachers - Now offered virtually!

Our Professional Learning opportunities are designed to help Classroom Teachers discover meaningful and manageable ways to integrate a variety of art forms into their daily lesson plans. In these workshops, Master Teaching Artists guide participants on ways to infuse daily teaching practices with innovation and creativity. Classroom teachers learn skills that nurture students’ academic achievement and deepen classroom engagement.


Here are just a few of options for professional learning workshops:

  • Self-care through the Arts

  • Arts Integration for Classroom Teachers: An Introductory Course

  • Percussion on a Budget: Using DIY Materials to Create Instruments

  • Building Movement through Math

  • Theater for Empathy: Cultivating Compassion and Social Responsibility



Teaching Artist Institute: Growing and Supporting our Community of Artists

Arts for Learning San Diego offers a variety of professional learning opportunities to support our roster of teaching and performing artists. We offer workshops and courses that support artists as they develop their teaching practice and pursue mastery of their craft.


Previous workshop topics include:

  • Working with Kids in Crisis through Art: Trauma Informed Care

  • Deepening the Language of Your Artform

  • Serving Students with Special Needs through Arts Education

  • The Diversity of Challenge: Building Healthy Learning Communities


Teaching Artist Training 

The Teaching Artist Training (TAT) supports the development of informed, reflective, and culturally responsive teaching artists. The TAT fosters individual and collective growth within the teaching artist profession and supports access to further employment within the field. Current and planned TAT programs include teaching artist training, coaching, and continuing professional development. These programs are designed to meet the professional development needs of artist educators, and the schools and arts education organizations that employ them.


Teaching Artist Training Application Form 

Teaching Artist Training Info Sheet 


To take your teaching practice to the next level, contact 

Keri Jhaveri, Professional Learning and Community Programs Manager, at

(619) 282-7599, ext. 119 or via email

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