ArtsMatter draws upon a dynamic catalogue of content provided by top artists and creators to produce high-impact arts education programming for Los Angeles schools.
Student Engagement Opportunities
Aside from classroom curriculum, ArtsMatter collaborates with media partners, arts organizations, local museums, and content producers to provide students and classes with opportunities to see their learning in media arts come to life in real-world contexts outside of the classroom.
In the past, Paramount has hosted students at their lot for early screenings of movies tied to classroom projects followed by a Q&A with their animation team, Film Independent curated a program of short films paired with an office tour focused on exposing students to diverse careers in and around film, and local museums have hosted field trips to extend student learning that started in classrooms.
If you're interested in providing educational opportunities for students and schools, please reach out on our Contact page.
Teacher Professional Development
Workshops and in-classroom support is provided to teachers participating in ArtsMatter programming. Along with adaptable standards-based curriculum, teachers are equipped with pedagogical strategies for effective arts integration across diverse grade levels and subject areas.
Using a gradual release model in many of our programs, teachers have the opportunity to co-teach alongside Teaching Artists in the classroom to learn new ways to effectively use media arts with students during each subsequent year of their teaching career. Trained teachers then become ambassadors in their larger school communities to activate county-wide impact projects to reach more students.
Lesson plans, activity guides, instructional media, student worksheets, assessment rubrics, and more provide a standards-based framework for teaching media arts in the classroom with the structure needed for students to learn.View Resources