The Education Department believes in working closely with classroom teachers and arts specialists (Pre-K to 12th grade) to cultivate the skills to incorporate the performing arts into their lesson planning and teaching practice. New Victory Teaching Artists and Education staff provide multiple opportunities for teachers and educators to grow professionally through the arts in puppetry, circus, dance, theater and more. Participants are engaged through art making, skills building, reflecting and discussing the practical strategies for art form-based teaching and learning. The ultimate focus of these professional developments is to build a bridge from an artistic experience and reflection to make specific academic connections to the New York City Department of Education's Blueprint for Teaching and Learning the Arts, New York State Learning Standards and the Common Core State Standards.

Watch Courtney Boddie, Director of Education/School Engagement, on a NY1 "Inside City Hall" panel about the Department of Education's July 2014 announcement of an additional $23 million investment in arts education.
Creativity Seminars:
Week-long summertime sessions for teachers, these seminars delve deep into an art form and prepare educators for the upcoming school year with ready-to-implement techniques. Seminar courses are offered for 3 P-credits for NYC DOE Teachers.

School Collaborations:
These Professional Development workshops are held at school sites at any time in the school year throughout the five boroughs. Sessions are formulated to specifically meet each school's needs and goals in the arts. The Education Department is pleased to partner with the New York City Department of Education to lead a series of workshops specifically tailored to incorporating arts in the new Pre-K expansion.
Seasonal Workshops: (Free for Education Partner Teachers)
Inspired by productions on the New Victory stage, Professional Development workshops are offered throughout season.

For more information about Creativity Seminars, School Collaborations and Seasonal Workshops, please contact the Education Department at or 646.223.3092.