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Opera Learning Network enhance your teaching practice and improve student learning with opera in the classroom This year-long professional development program helps educators build the knowledge and skills to incorporate the elements of opera (text analysis, libretto writing, music composition, theatrical staging) into ongoing instruction. Teachers learn to guide students in creating original music drama based on stories, poems, or historical events from classroom curriculum. In turn, students develop skills in the arts, while improving literacy, communication, problem-solving, and collaboration.

What’s Included:

intensive professional development workshop, a five-day workshop where educators learn how to incorporate artistic processes into ongoing teaching

team pLANNING SESSIONS between Guild Artists and school teams to design yearlong opera-based instruction, framed by a research inquiry

Classroom support from Guild Artists who serve as classroom consultants and provide teachers with ongoing support in curriculum, instruction, and documentation

network meetings for teachers and administrators to meet with other school teams, share ideas, and continue professional development

FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL TICKETS to the Metropolitan Opera (grades 3 and above)

Appropriate for:

educators of students GRADE k to 12 Opera Learning Network requires a team from each school, comprised of 3 classroom teachers and an administrator (principal, literacy coach, or other instructional leader), to provide for a strong support system. Schools may also include their arts specialists.


year-long professional development


call for pricing (subsidies available for qualifying schools)

To register or for more information:

martha hartman, School Programs Coordinator,  212.769.7026

  The Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Opera Learning Network is made possible by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and also with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts , celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties. top:

Teachers from Paterson, New Jersey create original operatic adaptations during a professional development workshop at the Guild. left: A teacher from Paterson, New Jersey listens to postivive feedback from fellow teachers during a professional development workshop at the Guild. PHOTOS: JESSICA BAL


Opera Learning Network 2013-2014