Educator Programs

Educator Programs

SPA Teacher Workshops

Society for the Performing Arts is dedicated to supporting creativity in the classroom and high quality instruction of the performing arts.  

Teacher Workshops  
  • Are an affordable professional development series for all educators grades K through 12. 
  • Provide educators with direct access to professional performers and artistic directors from across the globe.
  • Reconnect educators to their art forms with exposure to the best practices, current techniques and the knowledge and skills of international artists.
  • Benefits students by invigorating and inspiring classroom teachers with a passion for the arts.

The professional development sessions may focus on 

  • Advance training or techniques for beginners, 
  • Rehearsing in the classroom, 
  • Teaching content through the arts.  

All teachers and even parents are invited to enroll in a Teacher Workshop. The creative process is a valuable tool for teaching English - Language Arts, Social & Emotional Skills, and STEM content. 

2014-2015 Teacher Workshop Schedule:

17th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest - Teacher Workshop

SPA invites all art educators and parents to attend the Art Contest teacher workshop on Monday, October 6th, 2014. This professional development workshop is for teachers and parents seeking to participate in the 17th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest. Art contest submission guidelines, the judging process, and suggested techniques will be reviewed and discussed by local experts and teachers with successful contest track records. In addition, participants will explore Malaysian art techniques including puppet making, and practice techniques in abstract color and collage. 
Monday, October 6, 2014
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Glassell Jr. School
Click here for more information about the 17th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest. 

MOMIX Teacher Workshop

Join Society for the Performing Arts for a teacher workshop with MOMIX. Members of this extraordinary dance company will utilize their expertise in dance and education to encourage instruction that concentrates on dance pedagogy and MOMIX performance preparation. 
Thursday, October 9, 2014 
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Furr High School - 520 Mercury Dr., Houston, TX 77013

Wayang Kulit (Caravanserai) Homeschool Family Workshop
Homeschool families are invited to a special performance and workshop with a visiting Malaysian shadow puppet troupe. Following a lively discussion of Malaysian Wayang Kulit puppets, families work with the performers to create their own shadow puppets.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

1:30 - 3:30 PM
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005
Cost: $7 for MFAH members; $8 for non-members

Wayang Kulit (Caravanserai) Teacher Workshop

Experience the mystical wonder of Malaysia’s ancient shadow puppetry tradition with “Wayang Kulit: The Shadow Play of Kelantan.” Discover the treasures of the Museum’s Indonesian gold collection and the cultural exchanges and influences between our two cultures.

Registration is $5 at the door. E-mail for more information.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1001 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005

Cost: $5 at the door


Scottish Ballet Teacher Workshop
Thursday, May 14, 2015
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096

2013-2014 Art of Teaching

Click for SPA'S 2013-2014 Teacher Workshop Highlights

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