Blueprints For Teaching and Learning in the Arts

The Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts: PreK-12 provides a standards-based, rigorous approach to teaching the arts.

June 2015:
We are proud to release the revised 2015 edition of the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts: PreK-12. This version includes documents to address arts instruction in PreK settings, for students with disabilities, and for English language learners. The Blueprint also provides guidance for aligning the arts and the Common Core as well as the “Specific Considerations in the Arts” for arts studio practice and observations. There are also revised bibliographies, website resources with active links and assessment guidance and other useful resources. We are confident that the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts: PreK-12 will remain an essential tool for New York City arts teachers.

Please click below to download each of the Blueprints.
Dance Blueprint
Music Blueprint
Theater Blueprint
Visual Art Blueprint

The Moving Image Blueprint

Instructions on how to order hard copies of the Blueprints
and the posters are below:

Use the navigation bar on the left of the screen to find more information and resources for each of the four arts disciplines.







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