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.
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 DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
||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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