The Office of Arts and Special Projects offers quality professional development workshops and other services at reasonable costs in dance, music, theater, visual arts and the moving image, throughout the school year. All New York City Department of Education public school teachers are welcome to attend professional development events administered by the Office of the Arts and Special Projects.
Look for information on our programs in the Principals' Weekly newsletter, e-mail messages sent to our databases of arts teachers and Arts Education Liaisons, and this website.
Teachers should always discuss their interest in participating in our workshops with their Principal who must approve their registration. Any listed registration or course fees are to be paid by the schools via FAMIS, not by individual teachers.
Course Policies/Notes (Updated Fall 2013):
- Space in each workshop is limited and registration will be completed on a first-come/first-served basis.
- Once a course has reached capacity, a waitlist will be generated on a first-come/first-served basis.
- Registered teachers must cancel their enrollment as soon as possible if they become unable to participate.
- Teachers who have not received a confirmation e-mail from OASP will not be admitted to the workshop.
Teachers who are confirmed for a workshop series but do not attend the first session without prior notice of cancellation will forfeit their seats for the remaining workshop sessions and be removed from the roster.
UPCOMING Professional Development Opportunities
Please check the art form of interest: