Please check this page periodically for updates. Listings are sorted chronologically by event dates.
Join the KQED Academy
We're looking for middle and high school classroom teachers who want to build their media-making skills and learn more about how inquiry-based learning can connect students across classrooms and subject areas. Apply Now!
Who can apply?
KQED Academy is open to middle and high school classroom teachers (grades 6-12) in science/engineering, math, English, social studies, humanities/social science (ethnic studies, psychology, etc.) and arts. We will accept up to 60 teachers.
When will it take place?
October 2018 through May 2019
What are the requirements?
- Attend the kick-off workshop: October 20 at KQED, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. participate in approximately two hours per week of online professional learning and up to two (optional) in-person media training workshops
- Develop an inquiry-based instructional project or unit that incorporates media production for students and implement it using KQED Learn
- Attend the closing workshop in May (date TBD)
- Each teacher who completes the KQED Academy will earn a stipend of $400.
Who will be leading the KQED Academy?
You will be guided by KQED's curriculum and professional development specialists:
Andrea Aust is senior manager of science education at KQED, where she has been developing educational resources and providing professional learning for educators for more than 10 years. Before working at KQED, she taught, developed and managed marine science and environmental education programs.
Rachel Roberson is KQED's news education manager. Rachel spent 14 years in the classroom as an English and social studies teacher and literacy specialist. Before becoming an educator, Rachel worked as a journalist in the Bay Area.
SFMOMA: Brassai Part of Teacher Institutes
Saturday, December 8, 2018
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Koret Education Center
Enter through the Joyce and Larry Stupski entrance at Minna Street
Space is limited and application is required.
Educator Program: Imagineering and Design Thinking
Sat, Jan 26 | 10am–2pm
In an ode to the Imagineers who worked under Walt at WED Enterprises during the 1950s and 60s, educators are invited to engage in a hands-on workshop that explores the basics of critical thinking and design strategies. While problem-solving collaboratively, learn how to utilize the 21st century skillset students need in order to become the innovators of tomorrow.
San Francisco Opera Guild
San Francisco Opera's Student Dress Rehearsal offerings for the 2018-2019 season. Bring your students to the War Memorial Opera House to experience the power of an all arts-encompassing live performance! Enjoy classics like Pagliacci and Carmen, the West Coast premiere of Heggie's It's a Wonderful Life, and join us for our 18th annual Madeleine H. Russell High School Night featuring our brand new production of Tosca! Make opera part of your curriculum next school year. Attached you will find our Student Dress Rehearsal and Professional Development for Educators application along with descriptions of our 2018-2019 Fall and Summer Season offerings. You can also apply via our online form.
Luna Summer Institute
Luna's Summer Institute is a year-long professional development experience focused on the art of teaching dance. Learning in a collegial group of diverse educators, SI participants improve teaching practice, gain confidence as professionals and develop long-lasting systems of support. Each year 6 dancers and 6 education practitioners (classroom teachers, social workers, ECE professionals, PE or music specialists) come together for 6 days of intensive study in the dance discipline. SI participants then receive follow-up services including coaching & consultation, opportunities for advanced study and collegial exchange for the entire Academic Year.
Discover more about this unique opportunity, and request your application here: lunadanceinstitute.org/summer-institutes/
Big Idea Fest
Big Ideas Fest convenes all education stakeholders in redesigning the future of education. ISKME's annual event is an extraordinary immersion into collaboration and design that focuses on transformational change in K-20 education. Creative doers and thinkers from diverse levels of education gather to learn from and share with each other. Visit http://www.bigideasfest.org for more information.
Teachers for Social Justice
Teachers 4 Social Justice believes in evolving a society based on equity and love, where each person has access to resources regardless of race, gender, ability, age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, or faith, for intellectual, spiritual, artistic, and emotional growth. This visionary society’s political, economic, and cultural systems and structures uphold the people’s right to participate in the decisions that affect them and ensures interactions that are based on respect and cooperation towards a sustainable future. Please visit https://t4sj.org for more information.
Stanford Jazz Workshop
Accomplished jazz artists, jazz educators, classical musicians wishing to explore jazz improvisation, jazz amateurs, young up-and-coming professionals — all types of adult musicians from around the world gather at the Jazz Institute each year. Focused on combo performance, the curriculum of the Jazz Institute is open, so participants choose their own jazz theory classes, master classes, as well as special presentations offered by our marquee faculty members. Please visit https://stanfordjazz.org/programs/adult-programs/ for more information.
Alameda County Office of Education: Integrated Learning Specialist Program
The Integrated Learning Specialist Program (ILSP) is an innovative program for educators and teaching artists to develop and nurture new approaches to teaching, learning and role the arts in education. Made up of core courses and electives, the program provides tools and strategies to create imaginative, integrated lessons in any subject area, examine and critique established norms, and interrupt systems of inequity by promoting social justice and invention to build a better future for every one.
Click here to view a brief description of the core courses (Course A, B, and C).
Teaching in the Museum
SFMOMA welcomes teachers to discover the new museum. Learn about SFMOMA’s offerings for schools and teachers, including teacher workshops, educator resources, and brand new museum school visit options. Don’t forget to download the SFMOMA app to help you explore the museum!
This introductory session explores strategies for touring middle and high school students in the museum. Recommended for teachers who want to facilitate their own tours. Contact email@example.com to register.
Teacher Workshop/Adventures in Music
The Workshop is for all teachers, arts coordinators, and school administrators implementing the Adventures in Music program. During the session we will give you essential information about your school’s trip to Davies Symphony Hall, walk you through the implementation of the program, introduce you to the resources and curriculum you will be receiving in January, and make suggestions on how to best prepare for the four ensemble visits this spring. To top it off, come and enjoy free pizza, pastries and drinks, plus a backstage tour of Davies Symphony Hall and free musician takeaway.
Register here: https://goo.gl/ldA9G8
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Book a Tour! The CJM offers interactive tours for school groups of all Museum exhibitions. School tours are interactive and keep participants’ voices and ideas central to the conversation, while promoting critical thinking, creativity, and observation skills. Tours are available for all exhibitions, align with California Common Core State Standards, and are customized to meet the needs of groups. School tours are one hour long and are led by professional Museum Educators. Tours for school groups are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. May be scheduled as early as 9:30am. Advance registration required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org | 415.655.7857 or thecjm.org/tours http://www.thecjm.org/visit/tours/guided-tours-for-schools-and-youth-groups-k-12
The San Francisco Arts Commission is currently looking for panelists to serve on our FY 2017-2019 grants panels.
We are looking for potential panelists based in the greater Bay Area who are deeply knowledgeable about the arts, arts education, cultural equity, promising practices of nonprofits, cultural facility and capital needs, and issues in historically underserved communities. We look for panelists who are artists, are otherwise engaged in the arts as a profession, as well as panelists strongly rooted in fields related to cultural equity. Younger professionals with relevant experiences are also encouraged to submit their names. Former panelists who have not served in two or more years should consider sending us your updated information: SFAC’s peer review panel process was designed to ensure the transparency of our grant making and to reflect our agency values of cultural equity — empowering communities historically underserved in the arts and in San Francisco. Panelists will review grant applications, meet in a publicly-accessible setting to discuss, score, and ultimately make funding recommendations to the Commission. SFAC seeks panelists based in the greater Bay Area who are deeply knowledgeable about the arts, arts education, cultural equity, promising practices of nonprofits, cultural facility and capital needs, and issues in historically underserved communities. We look for panelists who are artists, engaged in the arts as a profession, and/or strongly rooted in fields related to cultural equity. Younger professionals with relevant experiences are also encouraged to submit their names. Former panelists who have not served in two or more years should consider sending us your updated information. Staff does due diligence to ensure that the make-up of our panels is equitably representative of both San Francisco’s demographics, and the specific applicant pool at hand in terms of racial/ethnic representation, gender representation, LGBTQ representation, special needs representation, as well as equitable representation of artistic disciplines and organizational expertise. Fill out this form if you are interested: