Read our two published op-eds about Common Core and the importance of the arts in classrooms:

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Our Teaching Artist Program partners with schools to provide opportunities, guidance, tools, and methodologies that allow them to facilitate an integrated learning classroom environment while satisfying the needs of curriculum demands.

Teaching artists work closely with teachers to collaboratively design and implement curriculum focusing on multidisciplinary arts practices that give students a concrete means to conceptually master academic content. Students work independently and collaboratively to become self-directed learners and leaders while teachers learn and employ observed integrated learning methodologies that last long after the completion of their multi-week program.

Montalvo’s staff takes an active role in placing top professional Bay Area artists best suited to the needs of individual classrooms, grades, or schools. This ensures the collaborative partnership between teaching artists and educators takes the most productive form possible.

Our teaching artists are currently working in classrooms in the following schools:

  • Blackford Elementary
  • Capri Elementary
  • Castlemont Elementary
  • Forest Hill Elementary
  • Lynhaven Elementary
  • Marshall Lane Elementary
  • Rosemary Elementary
  • Schallenberger Elementary
  • Sherman Oaks Elementary
  • Village School

For more information about our Teaching Artist Program or to apply to be a teaching artist, email learn@montalvoarts.org.