Curriculum, Teacher Training, and Products
for Arts Integration and Literacy
in Pre-K, K-12, and College

School Residencies

residency-program2What?! Your school has no drama program?!

Available in the greater Los Angeles area, our school residency programs provide top quality drama instruction. All of our residency programs make clear connections to literacy and address the Common Core State Standards for ELA as well as the California content standards for Visual and Performing Arts. The sequence and specific lesson plans are designed and delivered by Mr. Jonas Basom, who has taught drama since 1993 in public and private schools.

061396.ME.0313.bravo.1.ALS PACIFIC PALISADES, CA. Drama Teacher Jonas Basom and kids. Drama teacher Jonas Basom, one of the 3 recent winners of Bravo Award for arts education, uses drama as a method for teaching classroom lessons. He is a traveling teacher for LA Unified. He is working with 2nd grade students Aaron Girard (L) and Jonathan Vo (R) along with second grade students from Julie Yoshida's class at Marquez Elementary School in Pacific Palisades.

Residency Features

• 1-hour standards-based lessons for theatre or arts integration

• Short (6-8 sessions), medium (8-15 sessions), or long-term programs

• 12+ lessons includes a culminating performance/sharing

• Available year-round for grades K-8 (up to 4 lessons/day)

• Customized to address specific needs and objectives

• Contact us for a free consultation on program design and pricing


Client List (Representative)

Los Angeles Area
Farragut ES (Culver City)
Yerba Buena ES (Las Virgenes)
R.L. Stevenson ES (Burbank)
Lakeland ES (Little Lake City)
Cresson ES (Little Lake City)
Lake Center MS (Little Lake City)
Lakeside MS (Little Lake City)
Millikan MS (LAUSD)
Pio Pico MS (LAUSD)
LAUSD Elementary Schools
Leo Politi
Alta Loma
3rd Street
Arlington Heights
Carthay Center
Eagle Rock

students-journalGuiding student journal reflections

Drama Education Network is now part of the Arts for All network as a provider of Programs for Students in Los Angeles County. Our school residency programs have been reviewed and accepted into the network by a distinguished panel of California arts educators. School districts that are already part of the Arts for All network can choose to use their grant funding to purchase our school residencies. To learn more about how to qualify for the Arts for All grant funding, go here.

Our Products and Services that Qualify for Funding with Arts for All Grants
• Drama Works! Teaching System curriculum materials (as part of a PD plan to train classroom teachers in arts integration methods)
Staff Development services (PD for teachers only, model demonstration lessons with students, video conferencing, and consulting)
• School Residencies for a chosen number of lessons with students (9 or 12 recommended)

Learn More About Our Arts for All Programs
Programs for Students (school residencies for grades K-8)
Literacy Comes Alive With Drama!

Programs for Educators (professional development for teachers)
The Pedagogy of Integrating Drama/Theatre Across the Curriculum


"This was such a positive experience for our teachers and students,
we are making plans to expand the program for next year!
Mr. Basom's modeling in the classroom was outstanding.
Teachers and students learned so much while having fun!
Excellent customer service, paperwork, and flexible scheduling
made it easy to work with Drama Education Network."

Hector Hernandez
District Curriculum Supervisor