The Art of Transformative Teaching and Learning





The art of transformative teaching and learning

Who we are


Mariah Rankine-Landers and Jessa Brie Moreno are the co-founders of Studio Pathways. They are leading practitioners who provide professional development and strategic design for schools, districts, counties and arts orgs. Mariah and Jessa lead an arc of transformative practice to embody culturally responsive teaching and learning through the arts. Foundations of practice include social emotional learning, evolving project based learning through creative inquiry, and centering the role of the cultural and contemporary arts for greater learning outcomes.

We believe in Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Through the Arts as the key to Cognitive Transformation. Find your inner artist with us!


A Studio Pathways Professional Online Learning Series

"Do Your Lessons Love Your Students?" 


Culturally and Socio-Emotionally Responsive Teaching and Learning Through the Arts. 

The Course: Six episodes and a guidebook to support ongoing learning and implementation for professional learning communities or individual practice. 

The Content: Introductions and practice with the SPIRAL Framework, introduction and practice with throughlines, creative inquiries, artistic research, reflective practices, visual and performing arts. 

The Concepts: Breaking Patterns, Culture, Cognition and the Arts, Heirlooms and Accessories, Implicit Bias and Explicit Belonging, Lineage, Narrative, Power Analysis, and Embodiment. 

For School, District, and County Partners, Teachers, Leaders, and Educators-At-Large

Continuing Education Credit Available. 

School, District and County Partners


Amy Robinson

Program Manager, Solano County Office of Education

"A professional learning experience like none other...I have had teachers reach out to me and say that they have completely shifted their focus for the current year and the upcoming school year to focus on a more Equity centered approach."


Heather Heslup

 Program & Implementation Manager, Turnaround Arts CA 

"Studio Pathways has been a partner of turnaround Arts California over the last few years. Mariah and Jessa have poured their decades of teaching expertise into establishing a truly transformative culturally responsive teaching and learning framework for educators, resulting in greater impacts for students of color. The Studio Pathways model fosters deep exploration of self and empathy for others.  It has certainly expanded my professional equity and inclusion lens and helped me to collaborate better with my colleagues to ground the work we do at Turnaround Arts CA in cultural responsiveness."


Diane Friedlaender

Associate Director of Learning Pedagogy and Research, Stanford University

"Mariah and Jessa of Studio Pathways truly embody, in their every action, in the way they approach their work, what it means to use love as a transformative vehicle to address social justice and healing in our communities. It’s been an honor to work with them and learn from them through my work as director of leadership and social change program at Stanford University."

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