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Arts Impact: Training Teachers to Use the Arts in the Classroom (Seattle)


  • Beverly Harding Buehler


Explore the arts!

Arts Impact is a nationally known professional development for PreK-5th grade classroom teachers and specialists. The first year of the two-year program (Arts Foundations) is where you will learn the foundational arts skills and concepts in Dance, Theater, and Visual Arts. We will also address assessing the arts, differentiating art learning across grade levels, and classroom management techniques. The grounding you receive in Arts Foundations will lead the way to deep connections across the curriculum in year two (Arts Infusion), when we will explore arts infused with CCSS Math, English Language Arts, and Next Generation Science Standards. Arts Impact is committed to building key 21st century skills for both teachers and students that include creative and critical thinking, collaboration, communication, growth mindset, and perseverance, all vital to closing the opportunity gap.

The 5-day Summer Institute will help you develop the confidence and competence to infuse the arts into other core classroom curricula as well as turning STEM into STEAM. Learn research proven strategies that will increase student achievement in all core subject areas. No prior arts experience needed. Minimum of three (3) teachers per school must be enrolled.*

The Summer Institute is followed with a one-on-one classroom mentorship with an artist. (Required...register for the mentorship separately using class #84016. Or use the link found on the Arts Impact website.) Clock hours or SPU credit available.

*Discounts available for whole school training.

Event Notes

PSESD Professional Development Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be granted if PSESD cancels the course. If a participant needs to cancel their registration for an event, the following guidelines apply:

  • A 90% refund will be granted if an email notice of cancellation is received by the PSESD class coordinator more than three full working days prior to the class start date. (e.g., if a class starts on Friday, the registration would need to be cancelled by 11:59 PM the Monday prior to the class)
  • If the registration fee was paid by credit card 120 days before the cancelation, the refund will appear on the credit card used for the initial transaction. If it is beyond the 120 days, a refund check will be issued.
  • If the registration fee was secured with a purchase order, only the cancellation fee will be invoiced. Registrants should notify their district that they did not attend the course.


Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Ave Seattle WA 98101


  • Mon, August 5 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Check-In: 8:30 AM
  • Tue, August 6 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wed, August 7 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thu, August 8 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Fri, August 9 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM