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Anna Schwarz is the Head of School and Teacher Programs at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. In this role, she collaborates with an ensemble of full and part-time educators to create, implement, and evaluate in-person and online programming for teachers and students in grades Pre-K—12. Programs include gallery tours, in-school residencies, live performances, and a teacher professional development series focused on introducing educators to arts-integration teaching techniques that foster students’ critical thinking, creative problem-solving, collaboration, and civic literacy skills.
Anna’s work focuses on creating experiences that reflect the Skirball’s mission, connect audiences to arts and culture, to history and the world, and most of all, to one another. Anna holds a BA in Translation and Pedagogy from College of Foreign Language Teachers at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. Prior to her work in museums, Anna was a German language teacher in Poland’s public schools.
Building a Better World: Young People & Digital Learning
In a changed and changing world, how do you keep young learners civically engaged online? Lean into your organisations’ values, your educators’ talents, and collaborate with local teachers! This presentation focuses on the journey of the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles to develop fun, immersive online content for students and teachers – live and streamed on-demand – featuring the award-winning exhibition, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball. Created in partnership with classroom teachers, this suite of programs called The Art of Imagination focuses on hope and collaboration; centres play-based learning and mindfulness practices; and empowers youth voices through service-learning projects.