Professional Development in Theater
PD Overview | Dance | Music | Visual Arts | The Moving Image | Arts Teacher Effectiveness

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.


2014-15 Theater PD

Ongoing Workshop Series

Professional LEarning for Teachers of the Arts: Teacher Effectiveness

Registration remains open for December and February sessions. Please contact 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.

2014-2015 Citywide PD Series


Workshop is at maximum capacity.

Dates Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Friday, January 30, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Time 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Locations TBA
Cost FREE!
Maximum Enrollment 150 Participants
Workshop Details Click here to download a flyer with full workshop details

Theater Teachers receive significant professional development through active skills and content-based workshops, facilitated professional conversations with peers and dedicated time to reflect on what an excellent theater program in their school should encompass. Through this three-part series, participants are engaged as theater artists as well as educators—sharing their own expertise while learning from peers and professionals. The series continues to address components of Teacher Effectiveness including engaging students, designing clear curriculum and incorporating assessment for instruction. These PD workshops are scaffolded for both new and experienced Theater teachers.

2014-2015 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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