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Professional Development

New Victory Education believes the performing arts are an invaluable resource in the classroom. 

An official cultural partner of NYC Department of Education’s Pre-K expansion, the largest in the nation, New Victory works with classroom teachers and arts specialists alike, from Pre-K through 12th grade.

We work closely with educators to cultivate the skills and strategies they need to incorporate the performing arts into their lesson planning and teaching practices. 

Find your art form

New Victory Education provides multiple opportunities for teachers and educators to grow professionally through myriad art forms, including puppetry, circus, dance and theater. Through art making, skills building, reflecting and discussing, participants gain practical strategies for art form-based teaching and learning.

Seasonal Workshops

Free for Education Partner Teachers, these Teaching Artist-led seasonal professional development workshops employ a variety of art forms to explore, discuss and reflect upon. Inspired by productions on the New Victory stage, these workshops are held at the New Victory Theater throughout the season.

No Strings Attached: Puppetry, Movement and More!

Teachers participating in a puppetry professional development workshop

Think you’ve seen it all when it comes to puppetry? Think again! Inspired by this season’s productions THE POUT-POUT FISH and RIDDLE OF THE TRILOBITES, this playful workshop explores the art form like you’ve never seen it before! In this workshop, you’ll learn techniques that throw you into an exciting world in which puppet and person become one. This workshop seamlessly integrates puppetry, physical movement and character exploration to give you the tools to take puppetry to a whole new level in your classroom and create cool, innovative works of art!

School Collaborations

These participatory professional development workshops are held at school sites at any time in the school year throughout the five boroughs. These practical Teaching Artist-led workshops are curated to specifically meet each school’s needs and goals in the arts.

Creativity Seminars

Summertime intensives for educators, these seminars delve deep into art forms and prepare participants for the upcoming school year with ready-to-implement techniques, strategies and a range of modalities that can be applied across curricula. Seminar courses are offered for 3 P-credits and are CTLE compliant for NYC DOE educators.

For more information about Creativity Seminars and School Collaborations, please contact New Victory Education at or 646.223.3092.

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