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.
2013-2014 Short Courses
THE INCLUSIVE THEATER CLASSROOM: SPECIAL NEEDS & SPECIAL GIFTS
Registration Deadline: Extended to Friday, March 14, 2014
||Assigned Theater Teachers, Grades 4-12, including D75
||Thursday, March 20, Friday, April 4 and Tuesday, April 8, 2014
||12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
March 20 & April 8 at
RIpley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue, Manhattan
April 4 at P94, the Spectrum School, 55 Battery Place, Manhattan
||$75 per participant for three half-day sessions
Fee waived for first 12 teachers to register!
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This course will be facilitated by Stephen Yaffe, Chair, Arts in Special Education Consortium, with special guests.
A real-world look at how to work with diverse learners in inclusion and self-contained classrooms. Beginning with the knowledge there is no one-size-fits-all solution, this mini-course will offer practical means to design curriculum and lessons for a wide range of learners and learning styles, by exploring Universal Design for Learning, deepening understanding of learning needs, abilities and disabilities, and considering activity adaptations. We will also introduce a digital and social media component to this course.
In addition to two excellent half-day workshop sessions, we will attend an intervisitation with the faculty and students at P94 -- one of our most innovative and dynamic D75 schools in the city. This unique immersion into a school focused on students across the spectrum will be active and reflective—from observing instruction in the classwork and a structured rehearsal to dedicated to time to speak with their faculty and process the day as a group.
IMPROVISATION AND THE THEATER CLASSROOM
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 7, 2014
Note: Registration may close early if course reaches maximum enrollment.
Upcoming PD in Theater
2013-2014 Citywide PD Series
THE ART OF TEACHING Theater: Back to the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts!
REGISTRATION CLOSED. NO WALK-INS PERMITTED.
||Assigned teachers of theater, grades PreK-12
||Tuesday, November 5, 2013 &
Friday, January 31, 2014
||8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue (between 66th and 67th Streets)
New York, NY 10065
||Click here to download a flyer with full workshop details
Through the lens of the NYC Theater Standards, participants actively investigate how to engage students in the
language of theater—from the “knowing about” to the “doing of” theater. Whether exploring how students
embody the heightened language of Shakespeare, improvise original material or respond to performance and
design, teachers will explore methods to foster student creativity, theatrical skills, performance and original
This series focuses on:
-Teaching, facilitating and producing theater with students across all grade levels and abilities.
-Qualities of highly effective teaching that serve student creativity and theater learning
Blueprint-aligned theater instruction based on developmental benchmarks
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