To Dance Blueprint Professional Development (PD)
The Office of the Arts and Special Projects provides citywide professional
development in the implementation of the Blueprint for Teaching
and Learning in Dance. Professional development sessions are led
by master teachers—outstanding public school dance teachers
identified by the DOE—and teaching artists—professional
artists from local cultural organizations. During these sessions,
teachers explore the five Blueprint strands of dance education
and learn strategies for lesson plan building and engaging children
in dance. Teachers participate in hands-on projects, allowing
them to directly apply the lessons learned at training sessions
to their classrooms.
2014-15 Dance Professional Development
Professional LEarning for Teachers of the Arts: Teacher Effectiveness
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 3, 2014
||Assigned Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts Teachers, Grades PreK-12
||Bronx Series: October 20, December 8 and February 9
Manhattan Series: October 21, December 9 and February 10
Staten Island Series: October 27, December 11 and February 4
Brooklyn Series: October 28, December 10, February 11
Queens Series: October 29, December 4 and February 5
||12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
||Click here to download a flyer with full workshop details
This workshop series will implement a new social learning platform as well as offer targeted support grounded in standards-based instruction and quality teaching practices through the continued interaction with the Danielson Framework for Teaching and the Blueprint for Teaching in the Arts.
2014-2015 Citywide PD Series
THE ART OF TEACHING DANCE: IMPACTing arts teacher practice to improve student learning
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
All participants will explore teaching practices that engage and excite students to learn and develop dance related skills. Guest performers, teaching artists and DOE dance specialists will facilitate and collaborate throughout the series. The focus will be on interactive dance making experiences. Teachers will explore dance instructional strategies inspired by social issues, historical events, and other societal themes. Workshop activities will address developmental Blueprint goals for building students’ ability to make meaning in dance creating, performing, responding and connecting.
2014-2015 Short Courses
Engaging the Young Male Dancers
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 7, 2014
This course will introduce you to three approaches of working with male students of all ages. Explore and discuss various ways of differentiating instruction to support the needs of the male physicality, motivation to move and thematic interests. The instructors will share lessons and strategies through specific movement exercises and improvisational activities designed to engage the young male dancer while enhancing the experience of the entire class. Course resources will enable you to apply the work in your dance classroom.
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 12, 2014
This course explores a wide range of techniques to introduce K-12 students to dance partnering. All sessions involve both active dancing and choreographing, and will provide age-appropriate lesson activities for elementary through high school students designed to encourage students to include partnering work in performance as well as in original compositions.
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