Professional Development

The Smith Center is proud to partner with the Clark County School District in the Partners in Education Program of The John F. Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts.

Professional development opportunities offer creative new strategies for implementing the arts in classroom learning

The partnership offers a variety of opportunities for teachers and students including

  • Arts related professional development opportunities for teachers
  • Demonstration teaching in classrooms
  • Developing arts Integration in schools

Past workshops led by Kennedy Center teaching artists have included: Telling Your Story Through the Beat Of Jazz with Imani Gonzalez, Write To Dance with Kimberli Boyd, Scientific Thought in Motion with Randy Barron, Building Musical Instruments from Recycled Materials with John Bertles, and Exploring Points of View Through Drama: Walking in Another’s Shoes with Judy Thibault Klevins.

How Can I Participate?

Workshop announcements and participation opportunities are shared through the CCSD School-Community Partnership Office. Announcements are also shared with private, charter, and homeschool teachers who have expressed interest. If you are interested in participating in upcoming workshops, please contact




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