The Arts Education Partnership states unequivocally, “Every young person in America deserves a complete and competitive education that includes the arts.” A thriving arts education increases academic performance, improves school culture and peer engagement, and drives the creativity and innovation necessary for 21st Century learners.
To help address the vital issue of limited access to comprehensive arts education in local San Fernando Valley schools, The Soraya hosts an annual teacher professional development program — The Soraya Summer Arts Institute. This cross-curricular, arts-infused institute helps promote sustainable arts integration curricula to ensure that every student can benefit from the proven outcomes of a robust arts education. Each year at the Summer Arts Institute, 30 – 50 educators acquire arts integration strategies for their lesson plans to help stimulate active learning and create a dynamic classroom environment.
Summer Arts Institute Highlights
The Soraya welcomed 50 K-12 educators to the 8th Annual Summer Arts Institute, featuring the center’s most ambitious arts education programming, the Violins of Hope.