Professional Development in Theater
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Introduction To Theater 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.


2015-16 Theater PD

Ongoing Workshop Series

Professional LEarning for Teachers of the Arts: Teacher Effectiveness

Registration Deadline Friday, October 2, 2015.

Eligibility Assigned Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts Teachers, Grades PreK-12
Dates Bronx Series: October 13, February 23 and May 3
Manhattan Series: October 14, February 24 and May 4
Staten Island Theater Teachers: October 21, February 24 and May 3
Brooklyn Series: October 15, March 1 and May 9
Queens Series: October 19, February 29 and May 2
Time 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Cost FREE!
Workshop Details Workshop Flyer

This workshop series will implement a new social learning website 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.

2015-2016 Citywide PD Series

Enhancing our Artistry and Teacher Practice

Registration Deadline Friday, October 16, 2015.

Eligibility Assigned Teachers of Theater, Grades PreK-12
Dates Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Monday, February 1, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Time 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Locations Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
Cost FREE!

Participants actively explore teaching practices that broaden student content knowledge and skills. Workshops align with the Chancellor’s goals to foster collaboration among teachers and deepen cycles of professional learning authentic to their discipline. This three-part series addresses technique and arts mastery as well as Teacher Effectiveness – engaging students, designing clear curriculum and using assessment for instruction. Teachers produce a variety of artifacts to add to their professional portfolios and receive complimentary resources for their classroom. This free workshop series is relevant for both new and experienced theater teachers. As each Arts learning sequence is scaffolded, participants are required to attend all three sessions.

Teachers register once for the entire series.

2015-2016 Short Courses


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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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