Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators

Prepare. Investigate. Refresh. In-person (half-day or full-day) or virtual (90-minute) workshops for early childhood educators.
Teachers will engage in arts-integrated strategies and hands-on activities to further develop their students’ emergent skills in literacy and STEAM. These sessions introduce teachers to an in-depth DWT residency experience, help them further develop their classroom practice, and explore the use of various performing art forms to bring into their classroom. Options include workshops in drama, dance, or music, led by a Wolf Trap trained Teaching Artist (TA). Participants will receive clock hours for their participation.  Professional development workshops costs: 90-minute virtual, ½ day $1500.00, Full day $2500.00.
Experience a series of DWT lessons featuring a picture book and focused on literacy or STEM and a performing arts technique.
Study the various elements of drama, dance, or music and learn how you can integrate these strategies into your literacy and STEM lessons.
– Create movement games to teach preposition words.
– Use simple props in dramatic play to teach setting and sequencing.
– Compose simple songs to aid with classroom transitions and counting.

Professional Development workshops are supported in part by the State of Delaware, and the Delaware Division of the Arts in partnership with the National Endowment of the Arts. Typically this program requires a contribution from the school or school district. Factors in determining the cost of a workshop are the length of the workshop and the number of teaching artists required to lead the workshop.