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, the Internal Services E-catalog in FAMIS, e-mail messages sent to our databases of arts teachers and Arts Education Liaisons, and on this website.
Teachers should always discuss their interest in participating in our workshops with their Principal who must purchase the course on their behalf. All registration and course fees are to be paid by the schools, not by individual teachers.
-Professional Development workshops are sold to NYCDOE schools through the FAMIS E-Catalog as Internal Services and can only be purchased using object code 0998.
-Payment is accepted via FAMIS only. We cannot accept payment by P-Card, SIPP, or school/personal check.
-Teachers will receive confirmation of registration only after payment has been submitted by the school and approved by OASP.
-Walk-in participants will not be admitted to any workshop that requires an advance registration and/or payment. Anyone who is not on our course roster for a given workshop will be asked to return to school.
-No refunds will be given to schools for participants who are registered and paid but do not attend one or more sessions of a workshop.
-For assistance with payment procedures, please contact your school’s Network Operations Specialist.
UPCOMING Professional Development Opportunities
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