Professional Development

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WVA connects schools with expert teaching artists in music, visual arts, and general arts education to further support West Valley students. The ongoing music and arts training we provide to teachers trickles back into classrooms and improves the way children learn and experience the arts.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MISSION

WVAC strives to support the efforts of administrators and teachers by providing quality and professional arts education training and workshops in person and virtually.

We Offer a Wide Range of PD Facilitators and Topics

  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Arts Integrated into Reading, Writing, Math, Curriculum
  • Movement
  • Coaching and MORE !

If we don’t have what you need, we will find it!

Facilitators

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We provide a roster of professional artists, musicians, and coaches who are experts in their field and willing to impart their knowledge to your teachers to further enhance the education of their students.

If you are interested in sharing your artistic knowledge with teachers and want to become a Professional Development facilitator, apply here!

Virtual PD Sessions

Virtual PD Sessions

Our unique PD sessions are available via personalized Zoom sessions! Your teachers will now be able to connect and learn from area experts from all over the valley.

Here is what some of our teachers had to say:
Virtual PD Sessions

Our unique PD sessions are available via personalized Zoom sessions! Your teachers will now be able to connect and learn from area experts from all over the valley.

Here is what some of our teachers had to say: 

“I love how interactive this is and how it could work for just about any content area!”

“Talking through individual scenarios with Cheryl for our own classrooms was valuable and personal”

“Thanks for providing such a wonderful facilitator/artist!”

If you would like to schedule a PD session for your district or would like more information, please contact Programs Director, Melody Kokora at

mkokora@westvalleyarts.org