The publication of the Blueprint for Teaching
and Learning in Theater PreK-12 is truly a milestone for the New York City Department
of Education. For the first time, schools at all levels can implement
theater education programs that are both sequential and comprehensive.
Teachers have been provided with guidelines for implementing
rich and creative instruction, and supervisors have been given
a template by which to structure and evaluate programs. Our partners
in the cultural and university communities have worked with us
to establish the Blueprint as a common frame of reference to
advance our mutual goal: an excellent education for all New York
City public school students.
We are proud to release the revised 2015 edition of the Blueprint for Teaching
and Learning in Theater: 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 Theater: PreK-12 will remain an essential tool for New York City arts teachers.
click here to download the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning