Providing training in the arts for classroom teachers, school administrators, teaching artists and community partners.

Recognizing the urgent need for students to be engaged in their education and to find relevancy in their classroom experiences, the Inner-City Arts Professional Development Institute provides training for all educators.

A 5 day course designed for k-12 classroom teachers and teaching artists.

A Partnership with UCLA TEP

Teachers Institute

A two-year course study providing arts training for new teachers committed to working in high-poverty schools.

How to bridge arts instruction with other core content areas through social-emotional learning.

In The Professional Development Institute, educators and administrators, particularly those in high-poverty schools, learn how to build bridges between the arts and academic subjects. Program participants learn how to engage students in their own learning, enhancing each student's ability to achieve academic and personal success.

Sign Up for Spring 2018 Creativity in the Classroom!

Creativity in the Classroom Spring 2018
SATURDAYS  |  8:30AM - 5:30PM

March 10  •  March 17  •  April 7  •  April 21  •  May 5

Spring Creativity in the Classroom Session is now full. To be added to the wait list, please contact

Upcoming Dates for Professional Development

Creativity in the Classroom Spring 2018

  • March 10
  • March 17
  • April 7
  • April 21
  • May 5

For more information about the Inner-City Arts Professional Development Institute, including registration information and other opportunities, please contact the department by email:

Mike Halverson
Professional Development Manager
213.627.9621 x 113

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“I had let time restrictions and mandates close my thinking. I now feel much stronger about the need for the arts. I can see new connections between subjects. I’m getting more of a sense of hope.”

– Laura D., 2nd grade teacher, Professional Development participant