Arts Integration Training (AIT)
MAM:LAB is a teacher training program that provides easy-to-follow arts integration lesson plans and the support of remote teaching artists to promote classroom community-building, teacher satisfaction and student engagement. MAM:LAB teachers receive 20 hours of support in the form of: online professional development that showcase signature program practices; classroom observation, feedback and demonstrations; and continued access to the learning library of resources. The two major components of MAM:LAB are (1) an online library of lesson plans that integrate media arts and (2) implementation support from a teaching artist.
Our website hosts two units of instruction, each of which can be implemented within one week and integrated into classroom content. The units are Exploring Identity through Photography and Representing Change with GIFs.
Recognizing the artistic competencies needed to implement each unit, MAM:LAB offers pre-recorded demonstrations of the media arts skills for each lesson that can be used for teacher training or to support student learning.
This program addresses Social/Emotional Learning needs while also supporting learning in all content areas for students in 6-12 grade.
This activity is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency.