Professional Development (PD)
Upcoming Workshops: Dance | Music | Theater | Visual Arts | The Moving Image | Arts Teacher Effectiveness

The Office of Arts and Special Projects offers quality professional development workshops in dance, music, theater, visual arts, the moving image, and arts teacher effectiveness 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. Teachers must discuss their interest in participating in our workshops with their Principal and receive his/her approval to participate BEFORE completing the online registration.

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 on this website.

Click here for an overview of the 2015-16 Professional Learning Opportunities in the Arts

2015-2016 One Page Flyer

Course Policies/Notes:

- 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.

 Arts Monday professional learning for arts educators

The Office of Arts and Special Projects is pleased to support Chancellor Fariña’s Framework for Great Schools through Arts Mondays, a professional learning series for arts educators in dance, music, theater and visual arts led by your Borough Arts Director in collaboration with your Borough Field Support Center

This arts professional learning series will:
• Engage teachers of music, dance, theater and visual arts in professional learning communities and structured cycles of continuous improvement to improve student achievement in the arts;
• Support collaborative teaching and rigorous instruction in the arts;
• Promote reflective teacher practice through inquiry and action research around formative assessment practices that address differentiated needs of diverse learners
• Culminate in an action research plan focused on implementation of formative assessment and accompanying evidence of student progress

The professional learning community will offer teachers the opportunity to work with colleagues in their discipline and level and will provide additional online supports through Startchr.

Arts Mondays will take place as follows:

Dates: October 19, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 22, March 14, May 9 and June 6
Time: 2:40 pm to 4:00 pm
Place: School locations in Borough TBD

Participating arts specialists should make a professional commitment to improving their practice as part of a learning community, using formative assessment to improve student achievement in the arts, and a willingness to commit to the monthly Arts Mondays to be sited in a borough school.

Please have your arts specialists register online at
no later than Thursday, October 8th. Applicants will receive email confirmation and specific details of location by Wednesday October 14th.

Please contact your Borough Arts Director with any questions:

UPCOMING Professional Development Opportunities

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New York City Department of EducationOffice of Arts and Special Projects • 52 Chambers St, Rm 210, NY, NY 10007 • 212-374-0300 • Fax: 212-374-5598

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