Professional Teacher Development
The heart of our high school and middle school program is a year-long Muse For Educators professional development series. Most of the opportunities are free when a school books at least three in-school performances. Teachers in all disciplines will learn and work collaboratively with artists to improve student learning through the arts!
Meetings occur once a month on Tuesdays in the Metropolitan Arts Building. In addition to monthly updates and best practices for Muse advisors, the meetings include performances/discussions with visiting artists from across the creative community!
• 4:00pm Refreshments & Registration
• 4:30-6:00pm Meeting
|2016-2017 School Year|
|September 13||February 28|
|October 11||March 28|
|November 08||May 02|
|November 15 – Holiday Party*|
*Muse Advisor Holiday Party: Schuster Center Donor Lounge
Special Events For Teachers
During the academic year, Muse provides opportunities for Muse teachers to attend arts events and discuss the projects with artists and members of the creative teams.
Advanced Teacher Training Seminar
In early summer, 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! ATTS will occur June 6-11, 2017.More info
Summer Institute For Educators
Complementing the NYC trip, the Institute brings acclaimed creative minds from across the globe to the Miami Valley to spend several days in July exploring and co-creating projects with teachers. The teachers, inspired and energized, utilize these new techniques in their schools! Dates and others details for this July’s Institute will be announced soon. The Institute will occur July 17-20, 2017.More info
The Met Live in HD
Muse Machine is proud to partner with the Metropolitan Opera in NYC to bring a wonderful opportunity to students in the Miami Valley at no expense to the school or students!
In part one (typically after school on a weekday), a local artist comes to your school and conducts a fun, interactive workshop with your students that make the elements of opera and theatre accessible and compelling. In part two (on a Saturday afternoon), your students attend a performance of the opera discussed at your workshop, broadcast live at a local movie theatre, including behind-the-scenes glimpses. The combination of workshop, a world renowned opera production and a fun approach leave students inspired and wanting more!More info
“The Big Yellow Schoolbus” grants from the Ohio Arts Council provide up to $500 to help schools meet the transportation costs of education field trips to arts and cultural activities. Applications are due no later than eight weeks prior to the date of the proposed event.Learn More
The “Field Trip Grants” from Target award up to $700 to K-12 schools to fund learning opportunities beyond the classroom, including student field trips to cultural destinations.Learn More
Through the support of an anonymous donor, Muse Machine is able to provide funding toward buses which bring 40 Muse Machine student members or more to Muse Machine’s Hairspray.Learn More
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
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