Professional Development

Come join our fall workshop series for an online, collaborative space, centered around teaching and learning!

We understand the importance of providing teachers with a community where they can continue to grow as well as receive tools to take into their virtual or in-person classrooms. Our fall series of workshops will cover topics from power dynamics and trauma-informed practices to mental health and inequity in the classroom – all brought to you by world class presenters.

Check out the calendar below and choose to attend one, or all seven! Due to COVID-19 all workshops will be held via Zoom, and we have cut the price per workshop in half to $50/person (Student and El Sistema USA rate: $25). We offer discounted rates for purchasing a half or full series as well as group rates for organizations. Please note these details when you register. Registration is simply an inquiry until payments are made.

Educational psychology

Music excellence

Social justice

World-class presenters



11 &12

Historical Significance of Collective Songwriting for Communities of Color

Dr. Martha Gonzalez

Friday, September 11th & Saturday, September 12th

1:00 – 3:00pm PT




Why Mental Health Matters in the Classroom

Emory Williamson

Friday, September 25th

1:00 – 3:00pm PT



Classroom Strategies that Embrace, Engage, and Empower Students

Dr. Lorrie Heagy

Friday, October 9th

1:00 – 3:00pm PT



Anti-Oppressive Praxis in Arts-Based Classrooms

Dr. Ndindi Kitonga

Friday, October 23rd

1:00 – 3:00pm PT



Exploring Power Dynamics and Privilege 

Marianne Diaz

Friday, November 6th

4:00 – 6:00pm PT



Instituting Democratic Principles of Education

Ben Ede

Friday, November 20th

1:00 – 3:00pm PT



Exploring the Power of Identity through Your Story

Susan Arauz Barnes

Friday, December 4th

1:00 – 3:00pm PT

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Frequently asked questions

Where will the workshops be held?

Workshops will be held virtually via zoom. You will be sent a link when you register.

Do you offer a group and/or organization rates?

Yes! Please indicate this on your registration form and we will contact you shortly.

Do you offer a discount if you register for multiple workshops?

Yes! We have a half-series (3 workshops) and full-series (7 workshops) discount for individuals, as well as for groups and organizations. Please indicate on your registration form if you are interested and we will contact you.