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Professional Development: Arts Integration Tools for Teachers


Luther Burbank Center for the Arts’ Professional Development: Arts Integration Tools for Teachers is a locally relevant arts education program for teachers, and is aligned with a nationwide model to enhance professional learning for K-12 teachers that was developed by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Kennedy Center). 

As a nationally recognized professional development resource for teachers, the program aligns with Sonoma County Health Action goal 1.2: Every child exceeds academically, and the corresponding recommendation #4: Enhance Professional Development to Build Effective Teaching Skills. Additional long-term goals include: Improved student feeling of self-efficacy; improved student motivation to learn; and, improved student ability to apply learning to new situations and experiences.

Accepted to the Portfolio: April 2016

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  • Teachers' confidence in their arts integration skills grows
  • Teachers indicate an increase in their knowledge of arts integration instruction
  • Teachers demonstrate increased arts integration engagement
  • Teachers increase their willingness to incorporate arts into their teaching
  • Teachers effectively integrate the arts across the curriculum
  • Teachers observe increased student engagement in learning
  • Teachers are rejuvenated and refreshed in their commitment to teaching increasing teacher retention

Long Term Outcomes

  • Improved student feeling of self-efficacy
  • Increased academic participation by students who have previously struggled in school
  • Improved student ability to apply learning to new situations and experiences
  • Improved student motivation to learn

Target Population


  • Adult (25 - 60)

Service Area

  • Northeast (District 4)