Teresa Gonzalez

Collaborating with the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles and the Ventura County Museum of History and Art, Ms. Gonzalez, Ms. Pelayo, and Ms. Reyes use the Bernstein Learning Model—an arts-based school improvement model—to create lesson plans that draw on the arts to reinforce other standards-based curricula. Students engage in several learning activities, which include attending live performances at the Children’s Museum and participating in interactive social studies lessons that use historical artifacts and reenactments to explore other cultures and eras.