Gateway to the Arts partners with communities and schools to provide high quality arts education experiences to students, educators, and families throughout the western Pennsylvania region. Our teaching artists are professional performing and visual artists who can provide in-school and out-of-school residencies, workshops, and professional development opportunities that can be customized to meet the needs of every educator, school, or community partner.
With a variety of programs for early childhood, K-12, and family and community audiences, Gateway’s performances, artist residencies, arts learning partnerships, and professional development activities offer many ways to support academic achievement and developmental goals through arts integrated learning and meaningful encounters with works of art.
Gateway to the Arts is an excellent resource for professional development opportunities for teachers. We offer a variety of hands-on, participatory professional development workshops and trainings designed for early childhood practitioners; as well as a wide range of full or half-day in-service workshops for K-12 educators that can be tailored to meet the objectives of your school and/or school district. The K-12 workshops can include hands-on activities and are also available for specialists seeking professional development in the use of specific media or topics such as the creation of murals, installation art, song-writing, film/video, etc. All of our workshops are lead by professional teaching artists from the western Pennsylvania region. Let us help you integrate the arts into your classroom today!
The Results are in: Wolf Trap’s Arts-Integrated Education Model Boosts Young Children’s Math Achievement
Independent Research Confirms Arts-Integrated Approach Raises Math Scores, Enhances Teacher Practice through High-Quality Professional Development
November 15, 2014
The classroom was buzzing with excitement.
Students in Angela Miller’s third-grade class at Lafayette Elementary were cutting shapes, and threading needles to complete another step of a collaborative art project. “Art is something they really enjoy, and some of them have a limited experience with it,” Miller said. “They’re having fun while they’re learning, and it’s also a challenge.” Using alpaca wool from 84 Alpacas, the students are creating a chandelier for their classroom. Gateway to the Arts, an arts education/arts integration nonprofit based in Pittsburgh, has been working with the students since October. Read more....