Theater Integration Workshop - ACADEMY OF MUSIC

Theater Integration Workshop


Welcome to Arts Integration!   This workshop will offer opportunities for you to think, plan, test, revise and create curriculum for your classroom infused with the arts!  Together we will share and explore the ways in which we can work to improve our understanding and experience with the arts as the drive for our content across all subject areas.

Throughout the workshop we will look at the arts integration from a teacher/director’s perspective:  how the work is organized, what the purpose or the point of the activity is and how we create standards based activities that integrate theater, movement and music into the classroom.  Additionally, teachers will use activities with the elementary aged children in our summer youth workshops. We will be onstage!

Participants will give and receive feedback and ideas based on readings, observation, activities and discussion. Our goal is for you to feel supported in the work in arts integration.  Your part is to come ready to share your ideas to rework your curriculum units and focus on performance based assessments as an alternative to traditional assessment.  You will have the time, guidance and inspiration as a plan for you to use throughout your school year.

We are a certified Professional Development Provider with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.TheaterIntegrationWorkshop1

When and where

July 17-21, 2016 at the historic Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton, Massachusetts

Sunday                 11-2
Monday               4-6
Tuesday               10-12 and 4-6
Wednesday        10-12 and 4-6
Thursday             4-6

Workshop times reflect hands-on work in the cohort at the Academy.  Daytime hours offer self-guided visits to area museums to experience and immerse yourself in the arts possibilities for your classroom. Additional planning time and spaces are available throughout downtown Northampton.

Additional time is available for visits to school to support programs and productions.

The cost for the week is $600.00 which includes materials and supplies.


All teachers are encouraged to apply.  Our limit for the cohort will be 10 teachers.

The focus of the work together is in creating new and vibrant units of instruction for students in grades K-6.

Are you…

  • A general content teacher who wants to change the pace and focus of the class
  • An arts teacher hoping to increase other subject content in to your work
  • Facing a change in grade or content and need space and time to construct new units
  • A new teacher looking to create units

The idea is to take a new idea and make it happen next academic year.

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Martha Potyrala, Education Director, Academy of Music Theatre,

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