Catalyst Network

ABOUT THE CATALYST SERIES

The Catalyst Series, organized and hosted by Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts (LFCSA), seeks to bring together organizations and individuals who wish to take part in shaping the educational landscape with respect to ARTS INTEGRATION, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, and DEMOCRATIC PEDAGOGY.

This year we will be hosting two Catalyst Educator Days and our annual Catalyst Conference. All events take place at our school.

CATALYST EDUCATOR DAY – FREE EVENT

Friday, December 1st, 9am-1pm

Tuesday, January 26th, 9am-1pm 

Come to one or both! Our Catalyst Educator Day is a half-day event that will give participants an opportunity to see Arts Integration in action, and engage in dialogue with other educators to discuss approaches, strategies, and curriculum seeds that highlight interdisciplinary standards-based learning in and through the arts.  Register here for one or both Catalyst Educator Days.

ANNUAL CATALYST CONFERENCE – FREE EVENT 

Saturday, February 24, 8am-4pm 

The Catalyst Conference, organized and hosted by Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts, seeks to bring together individuals who wish to take part in shaping the educational landscape with respect to arts integration, civic engagement, and democratic pedagogy. Our conference will examine the intersections between art, democracy and education.

Our convening’s Lines of Inquiry:

1. Pedagogy: How do the arts help to create 21st century learning environments, habits, and values that nurture self agency, creative problem solving, collaboration, and solidarity?

2. Policy: What educational and institutional structures and policies are needed to create and sustain deep and meaningful arts experiences in today’s classrooms that will have a significant impact on the learners’ democratic life?

3. Power: What are the leverage points in the current landscape of the arts in education, and how can those points be targeted, expanded, and projected?

Register here for the Catalyst Conference.

If you are interested in joining our mailing list, or have questions, please email eserrano@losfelizarts.org.