Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
About This Workshop
Using the Videos, Print Guide, and Web Site
The Art of Teaching the Arts: A Workshop for High School Teachers is designed for arts teachers from different disciplines to view together. While individuals can benefit from watching the programs alone, we recommend that you try to assemble as mixed a group as possible, including but not limited to teachers of music (vocal as well as instrumental), dance, theatre, and visual arts. Making connections across their areas of specialization helps teachers gain clarity about the elements of truly good teaching practice, in all disciplines.
Together, the video, Web activities, and print materials form a vigorous professional development opportunity for teachers. The video programs offer examples of high school arts teaching in dance, music, theatre, and visual art, organized around seven principles of good arts teaching; the print guide offers questions to guide group discussion; and the online activities help you reflect on your practice.
You can watch the video programs via Video on Demand if you have access to a high-speed connection, or you can order the videos from this site or by calling
The guide for each workshop session consists of the following sections:
Introduction and Learning Goals
Watching the Program
Activities and Discussions
To use The Art of Teaching the Arts workshop Web site, we recommend the following:
To print the forms and readings provided, or to print a hard-copy version of this guide, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in. To use the interactive activities in the workshop sessions, you will need the Macromedia Flash Player 7 (or a higher version). These plug-ins are available as free downloads:
Video on Demand
You can view the Art of Teaching the Arts programs online with a broadband
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