GET YOUR LEARN ON.

Expand your teaching skills, deepen your curriculum and give yourself a creative boost with our professional development program. These leading-edge workshops are part of NJPAC’s Colton Institute for Training and Research in the Arts. PDs are for teachers all the way from pre-K to high school, and include hip hop, dance, storytelling, theater, music and more. Not only will you learn something… you’ll have fun and be inspired. Don’t see what you want? Reach out and let us customize a PD to meet your needs.

Why choose NJPAC professional development?

  • Creative, fun, cutting-edge topics
  • In-person and online trainings
  • Customizable to meet your needs
  • Designed with your requests and feedback in mind
  • We design PDs based on your needs and feedback

Contact us to start the process of bringing these programs to your school virtually or in person.

Ashley Mandaglio

Associate Director, Professional Learning and Program Development
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PD WITH YOUR SCHOOL

Our team is standing by to customize these PDs for your teachers, your needs and your interests! Contact us to start the process of bringing these programs to your school in-person or virtually.

Creating Collaborative Choreography

Grades:
6-12
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts, Social Studies

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

Creative Intersections Presented by Carolyn Dorfman Dance

Grades:
6-12
Curriculum Connections:
Dance, Health & Physical Education

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

Cultural Connections Through Hip Hop: Infusing the Arts in Every Classroom

Grades:
6–12
Curriculum Connections:
Social Studies, ELA

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

Dance It Out: Ideas for Integrating Dance, Community Building and Emotional Intelligence

Grades:
K-5
Curriculum Connections:
Social-Emotional Learning/Arts Integration

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

Finding Math in Every Space and Every Place: Linking the Arts and Mathematics in the Early Childhood Classroom

Grades:
PreK–2
Curriculum Connections:
Math

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

Hip Hop Poppin’ Art

Grades:
6-12
Curriculum Connections:
Social Studies

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

In Perfect Harmony: Strengthening Young Voices Through the Power of Ensemble Singing

Grades:
6-12
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts, Social Studies

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

Music Education for the Modern Ear

Grades:
6–12
Curriculum Connections:
Social Studies

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

Musical Equations: Music and Math Connections for the Arts Integrated Classroom

Grades:
6-12
Curriculum Connections:
Math

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

Playing Pictures: Intersection of Art, Music, Dance and Imagination

Grades:
PreK–5
Curriculum Connections:
Math & Science

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

Playing Pictures 2: Intersection of Art, Music, Dance and Imagination

Grades:
PreK–5
Curriculum Connections:
Literacy & Social Studies

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

Pure Imagination! Exploring Creative Approaches to Music and Art in the Early Childhood Classroom

Grades:
PreK–2
Curriculum Connections:
Literacy, Math

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

Storytelling Through Creative Movement: Inspiring Original Narratives Through Dance

Grades:
 K-8
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts/ Literacy

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

Supporting the Song

Grades:
6-12
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts, Social Studies

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

Teaching Literacy Through Musical Theater

Grades:
6–12
Curriculum Connections:
English Language Arts

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

Words That Move and Lessons That Groove: Integrating Music and Movement into Early Childhood Literacy

Grades:
PreK–2
Curriculum Connections:
Literacy

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

PD @ home

NJPAC’s virtual professional development offers live cast workshops that can inspire, educate, and reinvigorate your teaching strategies!

upcoming events

past Social Justice Learning Series events

Social Justice Learning Series Day of Learning 2022

March 24, 2022 @ 3PM | social justice • day of learning • educational

creative activism: exploring environmental justice through the arts

Jan 27, 2022 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

A conversation about Racism, Mental Health, and Creativity

Sep 30, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

Social Justice Series: Day of Learning

Mar 18, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • conversations • educational

Wisdom of the Cypher Workshop with Toni Blackman

Jan 28, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • conversastions • hip hop

Listen, (Un)learn, Act: Creative Strategies for Exploring Social Justice in the Classroom

Nov 12, 2020 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

Living A Hip Hop & Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality & Black Joy

Oct 1, 2020 @ 3PM | social justice • conversastions • hip hop

past professional development events

new jersey wolf trap in-school residency

Grades: Pre-K and Kindergarten
Price: 
5 sessions: $1,000
16 sessions (In-person only): $2,400
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts/Literacy, Social & Emotional Development, S.T.E.M., Visual & Performing Arts

LIVING LITERACY OUT LOUD: Acting, Speaking, Comprehending

Presenters:
Khaleshia Thorpe-Price
Date:
Wednesday, February 24 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Price:
Pay what you can • credit hours: 1

COMMUNITY OF MOVERS: Encouraging and Managing Thoughtful Movement in the Classroom

Presenters:
Valerie Branch
Date:
Wednesday, March 24 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Price:
Pay what you can • credit hours: 1

PD @ home

NJPAC’s virtual professional development offers live cast workshops that can inspire, educate, and reinvigorate your teaching strategies!

PD @ home

NJPAC’s virtual professional development offers live cast workshops that can inspire, educate, and reinvigorate your teaching strategies!

upcoming events

past Social Justice Learning Series events

Social Justice Learning Series Day of Learning 2022

March 24, 2022 @ 3PM | social justice • day of learning • educational

creative activism: exploring environmental justice through the arts

Jan 27, 2022 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

A conversation about Racism, Mental Health, and Creativity

Sep 30, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

Social Justice Series: Day of Learning

Mar 18, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • conversations • educational

Wisdom of the Cypher Workshop with Toni Blackman

Jan 28, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • conversastions • hip hop

Listen, (Un)learn, Act: Creative Strategies for Exploring Social Justice in the Classroom

Nov 12, 2020 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

Living A Hip Hop & Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality & Black Joy

Oct 1, 2020 @ 3PM | social justice • conversastions • hip hop

past professional development events

new jersey wolf trap in-school residency

Grades: Pre-K and Kindergarten
Price: 
5 sessions: $1,000
16 sessions (In-person only): $2,400
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts/Literacy, Social & Emotional Development, S.T.E.M., Visual & Performing Arts

LIVING LITERACY OUT LOUD: Acting, Speaking, Comprehending

Presenters:
Khaleshia Thorpe-Price
Date:
Wednesday, February 24 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Price:
Pay what you can • credit hours: 1

COMMUNITY OF MOVERS: Encouraging and Managing Thoughtful Movement in the Classroom

Presenters:
Valerie Branch
Date:
Wednesday, March 24 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Price:
Pay what you can • credit hours: 1

PD @ home

NJPAC’s virtual professional development offers live cast workshops that can inspire, educate, and reinvigorate your teaching strategies!

upcoming events

past Social Justice Learning Series events

Social Justice Learning Series Day of Learning 2022

March 24, 2022 @ 3PM | social justice • day of learning • educational

creative activism: exploring environmental justice through the arts

Jan 27, 2022 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

A conversation about Racism, Mental Health, and Creativity

Sep 30, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

Social Justice Series: Day of Learning

Mar 18, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • conversations • educational

Wisdom of the Cypher Workshop with Toni Blackman

Jan 28, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • conversastions • hip hop

Listen, (Un)learn, Act: Creative Strategies for Exploring Social Justice in the Classroom

Nov 12, 2020 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

Living A Hip Hop & Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality & Black Joy

Oct 1, 2020 @ 3PM | social justice • conversastions • hip hop

past professional development events

new jersey wolf trap in-school residency

Grades: Pre-K and Kindergarten
Price: 
5 sessions: $1,000
16 sessions (In-person only): $2,400
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts/Literacy, Social & Emotional Development, S.T.E.M., Visual & Performing Arts

LIVING LITERACY OUT LOUD: Acting, Speaking, Comprehending

Presenters:
Khaleshia Thorpe-Price
Date:
Wednesday, February 24 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Price:
Pay what you can • credit hours: 1

COMMUNITY OF MOVERS: Encouraging and Managing Thoughtful Movement in the Classroom

Presenters:
Valerie Branch
Date:
Wednesday, March 24 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Price:
Pay what you can • credit hours: 1

PD @ home

NJPAC’s virtual professional development offers live cast workshops that can inspire, educate, and reinvigorate your teaching strategies!

upcoming events

past Social Justice Learning Series events

Social Justice Learning Series Day of Learning 2022

March 24, 2022 @ 3PM | social justice • day of learning • educational

creative activism: exploring environmental justice through the arts

Jan 27, 2022 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

A conversation about Racism, Mental Health, and Creativity

Sep 30, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

Social Justice Series: Day of Learning

Mar 18, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • conversations • educational

Wisdom of the Cypher Workshop with Toni Blackman

Jan 28, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • conversastions • hip hop

Listen, (Un)learn, Act: Creative Strategies for Exploring Social Justice in the Classroom

Nov 12, 2020 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

Living A Hip Hop & Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality & Black Joy

Oct 1, 2020 @ 3PM | social justice • conversastions • hip hop

past professional development events

new jersey wolf trap in-school residency

Grades: Pre-K and Kindergarten
Price: 
5 sessions: $1,000
16 sessions (In-person only): $2,400
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts/Literacy, Social & Emotional Development, S.T.E.M., Visual & Performing Arts

LIVING LITERACY OUT LOUD: Acting, Speaking, Comprehending

Presenters:
Khaleshia Thorpe-Price
Date:
Wednesday, February 24 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Price:
Pay what you can • credit hours: 1

COMMUNITY OF MOVERS: Encouraging and Managing Thoughtful Movement in the Classroom

Presenters:
Valerie Branch
Date:
Wednesday, March 24 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Price:
Pay what you can • credit hours: 1

PD @ home

NJPAC’s virtual professional development offers live cast workshops that can inspire, educate, and reinvigorate your teaching strategies!

upcoming events

past Social Justice Learning Series events

Social Justice Learning Series Day of Learning 2022

March 24, 2022 @ 3PM | social justice • day of learning • educational

creative activism: exploring environmental justice through the arts

Jan 27, 2022 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

A conversation about Racism, Mental Health, and Creativity

Sep 30, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

Social Justice Series: Day of Learning

Mar 18, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • conversations • educational

Wisdom of the Cypher Workshop with Toni Blackman

Jan 28, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • conversastions • hip hop

Listen, (Un)learn, Act: Creative Strategies for Exploring Social Justice in the Classroom

Nov 12, 2020 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

Living A Hip Hop & Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality & Black Joy

Oct 1, 2020 @ 3PM | social justice • conversastions • hip hop

past professional development events

new jersey wolf trap in-school residency

Grades: Pre-K and Kindergarten
Price: 
5 sessions: $1,000
16 sessions (In-person only): $2,400
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts/Literacy, Social & Emotional Development, S.T.E.M., Visual & Performing Arts

LIVING LITERACY OUT LOUD: Acting, Speaking, Comprehending

Presenters:
Khaleshia Thorpe-Price
Date:
Wednesday, February 24 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Price:
Pay what you can • credit hours: 1

COMMUNITY OF MOVERS: Encouraging and Managing Thoughtful Movement in the Classroom

Presenters:
Valerie Branch
Date:
Wednesday, March 24 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Price:
Pay what you can • credit hours: 1

PD @ home

NJPAC’s virtual professional development offers live cast workshops that can inspire, educate, and reinvigorate your teaching strategies!

upcoming events

past Social Justice Learning Series events

Social Justice Learning Series Day of Learning 2022

March 24, 2022 @ 3PM | social justice • day of learning • educational

creative activism: exploring environmental justice through the arts

Jan 27, 2022 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

A conversation about Racism, Mental Health, and Creativity

Sep 30, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

Social Justice Series: Day of Learning

Mar 18, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • conversations • educational

Wisdom of the Cypher Workshop with Toni Blackman

Jan 28, 2021 @ 3PM | social justice • conversastions • hip hop

Listen, (Un)learn, Act: Creative Strategies for Exploring Social Justice in the Classroom

Nov 12, 2020 @ 3PM | social justice • learn something • educational

Living A Hip Hop & Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality & Black Joy

Oct 1, 2020 @ 3PM | social justice • conversastions • hip hop

past professional development events

new jersey wolf trap in-school residency

Grades: Pre-K and Kindergarten
Price: 
5 sessions: $1,000
16 sessions (In-person only): $2,400
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts/Literacy, Social & Emotional Development, S.T.E.M., Visual & Performing Arts

LIVING LITERACY OUT LOUD: Acting, Speaking, Comprehending

Presenters:
Khaleshia Thorpe-Price
Date:
Wednesday, February 24 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Price:
Pay what you can • credit hours: 1

COMMUNITY OF MOVERS: Encouraging and Managing Thoughtful Movement in the Classroom

Presenters:
Valerie Branch
Date:
Wednesday, March 24 @ 3:30PM – 4:30PM
Price:
Pay what you can • credit hours: 1

Support for Arts Education Professional Development programs is provided by: Mars Wrigley, Panasonic, TD Charitable Foundation, Turrell Fund, Wolf Trap, the Victoria Foundation and the Colton Family.