Spark Education provides educational materials about the Spark program content for K-12 and post-secondary educators, offering media resources, Educator Guides, and other tools to make contemporary arts an integral part of learning.
Spark Education Workshops
Below are listings for training and professional development for K-12 and post-secondary educators to use Spark to teach about the arts.
- Ongoing: K-12 Professional Development
Learn how to use KQED's weekly Spark program about Bay Area arts and artists in your classroom. Through presentation of Spark, brainstorming, discussion, and hands-on arts activities, participants learn to how to develop dynamic and engaging arts curricula for K-12 students using Spark and other media resources. In some cases, Spark artists are also available to co-offer workshops. Call to schedule a free or low-cost workshop in San Francisco, South San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin Counties.
Phone: (415) 553-2298
- Ongoing: Pre-Service Teacher Presentations & Training
Schedule free presentations and/or training workshops for pre-service educators (K-12 and single subject) in San Francisco, South San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin Counties.
Phone: (415) 553-2298
K-12 Arts Education in the Bay Area
Support quality arts education for all students from pre-school through grade 12. Get involved in the strategic planning conversations in your area.
- Alameda County Office of Education, Arts IS Education
The Alameda County Office of Education is now entering the implementation phase for a progressive, county-wide plan to provide quality arts education for every child in every school, every day.
- San Francisco Unified School District, Arts Education Master Plan
SFUSD has published a progressive plan for district-wide arts education plan for K-12 students.
- SF Inside Out
Sponsored by the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Inside Out Web site offers lesson plans, event listings, job opportunities, and more.
Arts Education in California and Beyond
The arts education advocacy efforts in the Bay Area are connected to statewide and national efforts to secure quality arts education as part of a complete education. The regional, state and national organizations listed below offer more information about these efforts. Check them out and become involved -- make arts part of every student's education!
Regional and Statewide
- California Alliance for Arts Education
CAAE is the state arts education advocacy organization for California.
- California Arts Council
The California Arts Council offers grant and program support for arts and arts education.
- The California Arts Project
The TCAP offers training, leadership development, and resources to all credentialed K-12 teachers.
- Americans for the Arts
The Americans for the Arts is the largest national arts advocacy organization, offering resources, publications, advocacy materials, research, training, networking, conferences and more.
- National Arts Education Association
NAEA is dedicated to training for K-12 visual arts teachers.
- National Dance Education Organization
NDEO advances dance education centered in the arts by providing the dance artist and the dance educator a network of resources and support.
- Music Educators National Conference
MENC's mission is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.
- American Alliance for Theatre & Education
AATE is the leading national professional organization for theater educators, theatre artists, and educators who use drama and/or theater in the classroom.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Science Site Relaunches
All of KQED's science and environment content is now aggregated in one place on KQED.org. Find everything from Astronomy to Zebras!
Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
Enjoy films from present and past seasons of KQED's short independent film series, divided into Animation, Comedy, Drama, and Suspense.