Gateway to the Arts partners with professional performing and visual artists from our community to integrate quality arts experiences into the lives of western Pennsylvania students, educators, and families.
With a variety of programs for early childhood, K-12, and family and community audiences, Gateway’s performances, artist residencies, arts learning partnerships, and professional development activities offer many ways to support academic achievement and developmental goals through arts integrated learning and meaningful encounters with works of art.
Gateway to the Arts is an excellent resource for professional development opportunities for teachers. We offer a variety of hands-on, participatory professional development workshops and trainings designed for early childhood practitioners; as well as a wide range of full or half-day in-service workshops for K-12 educators that can be tailored to meet the objectives of your school and/or school district. The K-12 workshops can include hands-on activities and are also available for specialists seeking professional development in the use of specific media or topics such as the creation of murals, installation art, song-writing, film/video, etc. All of our workshops are lead by professional teaching artists from the western Pennsylvania region. Let us help you integrate the arts into your classroom today!
September 11, 2014
Local and national arts education leaders gathered in Pittsburgh in September for a two-day Arts Education National Forum. There, teachers and advocates discussed how to prepare students for a new America through the arts. Carol Wolfe, Gateway's director of education and regional director of western PA Wolf Trap, was on hand for an interview for WESA’s Life of Learning initiative, Essential Pittsburgh, which explored the state of arts centered learning programs in area schools, community involvement, and the future of arts education. Read more....
On January 22, Gateway to the Arts’ Western PA Wolf Trap program presented a series of professional development workshops as part of Pittsburgh Publics Schools’ Early Childhood/Early Intervention in-service day.