Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County, dba Music Center - 2005

Funded in March, 2005: $30000 for 1 years
The Dana grant will provide partial funding for the Teaching Artist Study Group Project. This proposed professional development project for select teaching artists builds on lessons learned through the MCED's 2003-04 and 2004-05 Dana-funded projects. The Project's goal is to build the MCED's capacity to address the needs of its partner schools by investing in intensive professional development for a cadre of leading professional teaching artists from its roster. Key areas of learning will include 1) the creation and implementation of lesson plans; 2) the honing of skills required to work in partnership with classroom teachers and school/district arts specialists; 3) further developing the artists' ability to conduct teacher in-services which relate to artist residencies and MCED Artsource curriculum.