• The DOE’s Office of Arts and Special Projects is happy to provide all New York City teachers of the arts with a platform for a professional learning, community building and a forum to share resources, challenges and successes related to teacher effectiveness. The goal of this virtual portal is to serve teachers of the arts in their quest to improve their instructional practice and to serve their students more effectively.

    Paul King,
    Executive Director of
    Office of the Arts

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For teachers in the arts, Startchr.nyc is a request fulfilled. This dynamic professional learning platform meets the needs of today’s arts educator.

As a result of the Arts Office’s commitment the artistic community now has a PLACE to support, share, and grow upon best practices. Startchr.nyc is a pioneer in the educational community by meeting the demands of today’s social media being, specifically those in the arts community, who place a very high value on connection, collegiality and professional learning to impact student outcomes. For arts educators, StarTchr.NYC provides a unique forum for invigorating dialogue. The New York City arts educator now has access to a PLACEProfessional Learning for the Arts Community to Empower. Through this social learning platform the arts community at large can support, share, and grow upon best practices. Leveraging technology, StarTchr.NYC is able to meet the demands of today’s arts educators, who place a very high value on connection, collegiality, and professional learning to enhance the arts in our schools and to inspire the students they serve.

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Announcing a StarTCHR powered portal exclusively for School Leaders

School administrators of NYC public schools now have access to a resource that is completely separate but aligned to StarTCHR.nyc. Now school leaders have a tailored resource to support, share, and enhance best leadership practices around bolstering and maintaining high-quality arts instruction. For administrators who are tasked with supervising arts programs, StarTCHR | Leadership offers an innovative forum to engage in practical discussions around teaching and learning in the arts, as well as have access to on-demand resources and learning modules.

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Sample Curriculum Maps for Arts Instruction

https://nyc-arts-public.rubiconatlas.org/Atlas/Public/View/Default The Office of Arts and Special Projects is pleased to offer teachers of the arts a series of sample of Curriculum Maps to support their planning for instruction. These Maps were developed by teams of veteran educators in Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts with a deep commitment to the integrity and talent of New York City arts teachers. Informed by their respective Blueprints in the Arts, each team developed dynamic introductory Curriculum Maps for four different grade levels: early elementary, upper elementary, middle, and high school. Each Map has several defined Units that consecutively span an entire school year. These Units provide a sample comprehensive series of teaching and learning experiences, and furthermore, each Map contains two fully developed lessons for teacher reference and use.

Arts Partnership Programs

Click on the link to learn more about these opportunities: http://schools.nyc.gov/offices/teachlearn/arts/initiatives/artspartnerships.html

Arts Office’s PD Offerings

Click on the link to see a complete menu of professional learning opportunities: http://schools.nyc.gov/offices/teachlearn/arts/files/Professional%20Development/arts_onepager_PD_link2017-18.pdf

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