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.

Online Library

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.

Teaching Artists

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.

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Instructional Resources

  • Disciplines:
  • Photography
  • Animation
  • Grade Levels:
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • 10th Grade
  • 11th Grade
  • 12th Grade


Student Artwork