Educator 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 22, 2019 (rescheduled from October 8)

• 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

• Wednesday, October 16, 2019

• Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Advanced Teacher Training Seminar

The Advanced Teacher Training Seminar (ATTS) takes place in New York City — and now, virtually — in the early summer and always provides teachers with the highest quality arts training available.

As an ATTS participant, you will experience world-class theatre, dance, music, opera and visual art. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet and participate in workshops and seminars with world-renowned producers, directors, artists, designers, costumers, and arts administrators from the city’s leading arts organizations. This seminar will also allow you to meet and interact with your peers in an exciting and invigorating arts environment that can lead to unique and progressive teaching ideas.

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Summer Institute For Educators

The Summer Institute for Educators is an immersive arts learning experience, Muse’s institute brings acclaimed creative minds from across the globe to the Miami Valley to spend several days in July exploring and co-creating with teachers. Teachers learn inventive arts-based strategies for cultivating and assessing higher-order thinking skills and utilize these new techniques in their schools. The institute is free for Muse schools and prospective Muse school teachers and administrators.

The upcoming institute—Empowering Student Voices Through the Arts—is a free, virtual event on July 20-22, 2020.
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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