Attention teachers, pre-K through first grade: Check out our new professional development course listings for arts integration! Beginning next week and continuing through May, we will offer weekly learning opportunities from Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artists who specialize in music, movement, drama, or puppetry. These interactive sessions are designed to increase your confidence in using the performing arts to foster children’s cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development.
As participants, you will engage in the natural connections between the performing arts and children’s learning. You will also receive materials from the session and a class set of manipulatives, where relevant. (These materials will be delivered after the workshop.)
Sessions will be held weekly (except during Spring Break) on Monday or Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. Register soon, as each session is limited to 20 participants!
You can learn more about individual sessions and sign up through the ACPS PD Opportunities page. Important note: Our PD Opportunities page (including our course registration system) is still hosted in SharePoint, which requires access through Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. If you need help registering for a course, please contact Lauren Price.
Current Session Schedule
(All sessions take place from 4 to 5 p.m.)
- Tuesday, March 16 | Music
Great Musical Adaptations! Songs for Memorable Teaching & Smooth Transitions
- Monday, March 22 | Drama/Puppetry
Rediscovering & Exploring Science Through the Arts
- Monday, March 29 | Dance
Community of Movers: Encouraging & Managing Thoughtful Movement in the Classroom
- Monday, April 12 | Music
Musical Moments: Using Music to Explore Math in Children’s Literature
- Tuesday, April 20 | Dance
Math in Motion: Using Creative Movement to Explore Math Fundamentals!
- Monday, April 26 | Drama (Early Childhood Special Education)
The Beat of a Different Drum: Music & Drama Strategies for Children with Special Needs
- Monday, May 3 | Music
Looking for Music Clues: Uncovering the Hidden Music in Favorite Stories
- Monday, May 10 | Puppetry
Outside Your Door: Exploring the Arts in Nature
- Monday, May 17 | Dance
Arts In the Natural World: Exploring Science Through Dance
- Monday, May 24 | Drama
Finding Drama Everywhere: Bringing Nonfiction to Life