Courses at Your School

NJPAC offers Professional Development sessions in school districts or at NJPAC at different price points. Professional Development can be customized to meet each school community’s specific needs. Teachers and curriculum supervisors are invited to reach out to us to create a customized session. We have provided course descriptions of programs that have been previously offered.

Through our national partnerships with The Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap, NJPAC draws from a roster of master teaching artists who regularly come to NJPAC to deliver world-class professional development workshops.

Courses include a professional development certificate, printed resource materials, catered breakfast and lunch.

Creating Collaborative Choreography

Performing Arts Focus:
Dance/Movement, Musical Theater
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts/ Literacy, Social Studies
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

Creative Intersections Presented by Carolyn Dorfman Dance

Performing Arts Focus:
Dance and Movement
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts and Social Studies
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

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

Performing Arts Focus:
Visual Arts, Music, Dance
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts/ Literacy, Social Studies
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

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

Performing Arts Focus:
Music, Dance/Movement
Curriculum Connections:
Math, literacy
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

Hip Hop Poppin’ Art

Performing Arts Focus:
Visual Arts
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts and Social Studies
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

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

Performing Arts Focus:
Music
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts/ Literacy, Social Studies
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

Music Education for the Modern Ear

Performing Arts Focus:
Music
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts/ Literacy, Social Studies
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

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

Performing Arts Focus:
Visual Arts, Music, Dance
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts/ Literacy, Math, Social Studies
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

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

Performing Arts Focus:
Visual Arts, Music, Dance
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts/ Literacy, Math, Social Studies
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

Ping Chong: Secret Histories Teacher Workshop Presented by Ping Chong & Company

Performing Arts Focus:
Musical Theater
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts/ Literacy, Social Studies
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

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

Performing Arts Focus:
Music, Movement, Visual Arts
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts/ Literacy, Mathematics
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

Shape Making, Shifting and Story-telling

Performing Arts Focus:
Musical Theater
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts/ LiteracySocial Studies
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

Supporting the Song

Performing Arts Focus:
Musical Theater, Music
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts/ Literacy, Social Studies
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

Teaching Literacy Through Musical Theater

Performing Arts Focus:
Visual Arts, Musical Theater, Dance
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts/ Literacy, Social Studies
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

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

Performing Arts Focus:
Dance/Movement, Music
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts/ Literacy
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

Yes, Let’s! Devising Theater with Students of All Ages

Performing Arts Focus:
Devised Theatre
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts/ Literacy, Mathematics
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

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