Muse For Educators Resources

Muse for Educators

Muse celebrates and challenges teachers by putting them face-to-face with remarkable thinkers, artists and educators from across the globe. Professional development opportunities (which we collectively refer to as “Muse for Educators”) happen throughout the school year, in curriculum workshops and monthly advisor meetings, at our Summer Institute for Educators and even during several unbelievable days in New York City, immersed in an energizing, thought-provoking experience that elevates teachers and their students!

Club Advisor Meetings

Club Advisor Meetings (CAMs) occur during the academic year in the fourth floor rehearsal room of the Metropolitan Arts Building (126 North Main Street Dayton, Ohio, 45402). In addition to updates and best practices for Muse Club Advisors, the meetings include performances and discussions with visiting artists and educators.

2019-2020 Club Advisor Meetings
4:00pm: Refreshments & Registration
4:30-6:00pm: Meeting

• Tuesday, September 17, 2019

• Tuesday, October 8, 2019

• Tuesday, November 12, 2019 (Teacher Celebration)

• Tuesday, February 4, 2020

• Tuesday, March 10, 2020

• Tuesday, May 5, 2020


2019-2020 New Club Advisor Meetings
4:00pm: Refreshments & Registration
4:30-6:00pm: Meeting

• Tuesday, September 10, 2019

• Tuesday, January 21, 2020


Capturing a Sense of Place: A Photography Workshop for Educators
Tuesday, April 2, 4:00-6:30pm
Metropolitan Arts Center

More info & registration


Summer Institute For Educators

Teachers and administrators…join Muse Machine for our July 15-18, 2019 Summer Institute—the kick-off to our year-long professional development series Muse for Educators—and spend four enriching days with teaching artists from internationally acclaimed Ping Chong + Company (PCC). Through the institute’s overarching theme of Identity, Belonging and Sense of Place, PCC will inspire you and equip you with the tools to help students understand how place influences one’s identity and sense of belonging and what that means today in a global society. Imagine the lesson plans and curriculum you can develop around this theme, no matter the subject matter. Recommended for teachers of upper elementary through grade 12.
More info

Advanced Teacher Training Seminar

In June, Muse takes an array of teachers to New York City for an immersive experience they’ll never forget! They attend a diverse array of performances and arts events including the most sought-after shows on earth, unpack those shows with the playwrights, actors and creative teams and then brainstorm ways to integrate these new ideas into their own classrooms! The next Advanced Teacher Training Seminar will occur June 4-9, 2019.

More info


Met Opera HD Live

This information is now located on the Out-of-School Performances page.

Out-of-School Performances


Grant Opportunities

Lesson Plans

The following lesson plans were submitted by Muse Machine advisors in conjunction with experiential Muse Machine workshops and seminars. Although each is the property of the author, any educator is welcome to utilize these in the classroom. Click on the title to view or print the lesson plan.

Good assessment is tied directly to good questions! The following resources may help you to incorporate enduring understanding and essential questions into your lesson plans:

What makes a question essential Essential Questions Asking good questions


Quick Start Guide for Advisors

Guidelines, tips and best practices compiled for Muse clubs in high schools and middle schools.

Quick Start Guide


For information about accessibility at teacher programs, out-of-school performances, in-school performances or residencies, click here.

The students grow, our community grows and I personally grow into a better teacher because of Muse Machine—I don't doubt that for a minute.

Anne Cichanowicz Teacher