PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT is at the core of LCI's acclaimed practice. It is a critical element in the implementation of such federal, state, and local initiatives as the Common Core Standards. Currently, it is offered to teachers in K-12 schools and teacher educators at colleges and universities. Workshops are developed and taught by Institute staff and teaching artists.
Click International Educator Workshops to go to the page where you can download our complete Introductory or Advanced brochure. You will also find specific information pages for each site hosting the Workshops around the nation. Check the dates and information about what you might expect from a Workshop. And then register!
New York City 2013 Introductory Workshops will be held July 8-12 and 15-19 at Lincoln Center Institute.
New York City 2013 Advanced Workshops will be held (three-day) July 8-10 and 17-19; and (two-day) July 11-12 and 15-16.
One-Day Introduction to Imaginative Learning through Aesthetic Education
New York City only. July 11 & 17. Free to teachers from LCI-affiliated schools and campuses.
A LINCOLN CENTER CONSULTANCY is a full immersion into the LCI imaginative learning methodology. The LCI Consultancies are also a great way to build upon the experience of educators, artists, and administrators who have attended a Lincoln Center Institute International Educator Workshop (at any site) or who have taken one of LCI’s online courses, and wish to bring LCI’s methods back to their communities.
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“I have learned several ways to bring critical thinking to my teaching. With this, I can harness my students’ natural imagination and enthusiasm while relating the arts to core subjects.”
—Kate Sylvester, PS 503, Brooklyn, NY
Fifty-six educators attended LCI’s 2012 Introductory Educator Workshop. They came from across the U.S. as well as from Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Tasmania. Participants were impressed with the immersion-to-implementation process, which focuses on engagements with the arts and the role of the arts in the overall academic curriculum. Equal parts theory and hands-on approach, each workshop addresses LCI’s Capacities for Imaginative Learning, offers experiential activities, and gives educators a solid understanding of LCI’s inquiry-based approach to teaching. It takes participants from the classroom to a performance to a museum and back to the classroom, where they share their observations and expressed them verbally, musically, and with movement.
Thirteen New York City teachers came to the Workshop to earn 3 P credits through the After-School Professional Development Program of the NYC Department of Education.
Participants gained the ability to brainstorm ways to use a work of art in varied teaching practices, and to translate these ideas into the writing of lesson plans adapted to their own work.
Gayle Sporn, from the French-American School of New York, agrees that the Workshop was time well spent. “I used the Capacities for Imaginative Learning to help me dissect and categorize my ideas concerning artwork. I learned how to ask questions that lead [students] toward acquaintance with, and understanding of, a work of art, and how to form a lesson plan.”
“Shout-out to LCI instructors for an amazing week of workshop,” tweeted Gloria Mou, Manager of Education and Community Programs at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, who wrapped up her visit by attending the free New York Philharmonic concert in Central Park.