Professional Development in Music
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Introduction To Music Blueprint Professional development
The Office of the Arts and Special Projects provides citywide professional development in the implementation of the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts. Professional development sessions are led by master teachers—outstanding public school arts teachers identified by the DOE—and teaching artists—professional artists from local cultural organizations. During these sessions, teachers explore the five Blueprint strands of arts education, and learn strategies for lesson plan building and engaging children in the arts. Teachers participate in hands-on projects, allowing them to directly apply the lessons learned at training sessions to their classrooms.

2014-15 Music Professional Development

Professional LEarning for Teachers of the Arts: Teacher Effectiveness

Registration remains open for December and February sessions. Please email Heather Powell at to register.

Eligibility Assigned Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts Teachers, Grades PreK-12
Dates 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
Time 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Cost FREE!
Workshop Details 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.

Ongoing Workshop Series

2014-2015 Citywide PD Series

THE ART OF TEACHING Music: IMPACTing arts teacher practice to improve student learning

Workshop is at maximum capacity.

Eligibility Assigned teachers of music, grades PreK-12

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Friday, January 30, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Time 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location Gramercy Arts High School
40 Irving Place (between 16th and 17th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
Cost FREE!
Maximum Enrollment 300 Participants
Workshop Details Click here to download a flyer with full workshop details

This three-part series is designed to expand the artist-educator’s repertoire of best instructional practices.  Workshop sessions will include varied approaches to the delivery of music content, strategies to enhance the development of applied performance skills, professional discussions and peer –to-peer reflection. These opportunities are crafted to suit the needs of adult learners.

2014-2015 Short Courses


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