Integrated Learning Specialist Program

The Integrated Learning Specialist Program (ILSP) is a professional development that envisions and nurtures new paradigms for teaching and learning. The program uses contemporary art practices, culturally responsive pedagogies and research based thinking frames that cultivate emergent dispositions and provoke new thinking about the role of the arts and education.

Working collaboratively in inspired learning communities, participants will investigate new pathways and examine and critique established norms, and interrupt systems of inequity, promoting social justice through the arts, authentic assessment practices and developing curriculum that matter to build a better future for everyone.

One of the biggest benefits of the Course (A) is that it provided the opportunity to connect with others and build an ongoing community.”
— - Participant, Summer 2018
This course was such a gift to my practice. There was the right amount of reflection, debriefing, movement and collaboration. Dare I say this is the best PD I’ve ever attended!”
— - Participant, Summer 2018

ILSP Core Courses (30 hours each):

Course A: Arts Education for Social Justice
Course B: Ongoing Assessment Strategies and Applications
Course C: Collaborative Curriculum Design

These courses are offered in winter and summer sessions in various locations including East Bay, San Francisco, Marin, Tri-Valley, West Contra Costa and Solano Counties.

Continuing Education Units are available | Earn an ILSP Certificate