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10000 Skyline Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619

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Presented by Alameda County Office of Education's Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership

Sponsored by
Chabot Space and Science Center; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; KQED Education; and Lesley University.

In partnership with
Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education; Alameda County Arts Commission; and California Superintendents Educational Services Association.

The first Annual Integrated Learning Summer Institute is made possible through major support from the U.S. Department of Education; William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Walter and Elise Haas Fund; Clarence E. Heller Foundation; and the generosity of the National Endowments for the Arts; California Department of Education; California Superintendents Educational Services Association; and the San Francisco Foundation.





Gear Up for a New and Improved Era in Public Education
The Alameda County Integrated Learning Summer Institute cuts to the core of quality learning and the opportunities provided by the shift to Common Core Standards and new performance-based assessments.

Join K-12 teachers, administrators, content-specialists and teaching artists for
three days of dynamic speakers, workshops and leading edge practices
that will help you to:
  • Get a handle on how to implement new Common Core standards for a rich and rewarding teaching and learning experience
  • Address diverse learning needs and boost achievement through differentiated instruction strategies
  • Improve student and teacher engagement using arts-integration tools, action research and service learning strategies
aboutAbout the Integrated Learning Summer Institute

Walk away with the tools you need to navigate the new era of public education in an environment that will fuel your creativity and reinvigorate your teaching practice  


Connect with K-12 teachers, administrators, teaching artists, and museum educators across content areas through interactive workshops using teacher action research methods and performance-based assessments aligned to new common core standards.
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Provoke insight into deeper learning through relevant, interdisciplinary, inquiry based, and arts-integrated curriculum design that engages students in school today and prepares them for the future.

Explore analytical thinking frames - Studio Habits of Mind, Making Learning Visible and Teaching for Understanding - developed by Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero, that Bay Area schools use to provide arts teachers, teaching artists, and non-arts teachers a language for recognizing, naming and analyzing important moments in the learning process.

Inspire communities of professional practice and educational leadership within and across schools and districts in the Greater Bay Area, as new education policies are being shaped.
audienceWho Should Attend?
  • K-12 teachers seeking curriculum and instructional support that addresses diverse learning needs and leads to improved student performance
  • Principals and other school-site administrators who want to learn to build leadership capacity and improve student and teacher engagement without sacrificing rigor and accountability
  • District and state-level administrators who want to learn to take successful models using teacher leadership skills, creativity and integrated learning strategies to close the achievement gap in their districts
  • Teaching artists, museum educators, and content-specialists who want to increase their marketability to schools and learn proven strategies to amplify learning objectives in the classroom
courseCourse Information

How to get the most out of your Institute Experience 

You are invited to attend any six sessions of your choice. Each mini course is identified by target audience and learning strand to help you tailor the Institute to best meet your development needs.

Learning Strands:
Arts Integration * Science * Common Core/Assessment * Frameworks * Equity & Humanities
presentersPlenary Speakers & Performances

Our Profession: How do we redefine the role of the educator to ensure success for all students? 
Dr. Shakti Butler
Documentary Filmmaker and Executive Director of World Trust, a catalyst for racial equity.

Violet Juno
Violet Juno
Teaching Artist and Performancer who has worked with dozens of Bay Area schools, districts and arts organizations and has performed nationally and internationally in 30 cities.

Charles McNealCharles McNeal
Director of Education, San Francisco Ballet 

Our Changing Climate: What is the power of inter-disciplinary teaching and learning to address challenges of the future?
Dennis BartelsDr. Dennis Bartels
Executive Director of the Exploratorium. A science education and policy expert, appointed to the Education Working Group for the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Reuben MargolinReuben Margolin
Kinetic Sculptor
Photo by Pamela Palma 

Our Future: What do the changing demographics and realities of the new economy tell us about what to teach and why?
Dr. Manuel Pastor
Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity at University of Southern California and Director of USC's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity.

Carl Anthony
Co-Founder and Co-Director of Breakthrough Communities, former executive at the Ford Foundation, responsible for worldwide programs on the environment and community development.

Sarah CrowellSarah Crowell
Artistic Director, Destiny Arts

feesRegistration Fees

 Registration is now closed.
ILSI Reg Fees (2)
Payment or a purchase order must be received within thirty days of registration and prior to the program start.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation must be received via fax (510) 670-3557 or email Full refunds will be given up to 30 days prior to the start of the institute.

contactContact Us

For more information, please contact:

Alameda County Office of Education, Alliance for ALL  | 510-670-4557