New 42nd Street - 2007

Funded in March, 2007: $35000 for 1 years
Dana funds will be used to provide advanced training to teaching artists who are currently participating in a pilot round of professional development training supported by a Dana grant awarded in 2006. The proposed new round of training incorporates 5 phases with the goal to endow the teaching artists with the skills and resources to serve as reflective in-classroom educators who are responsive to the needs of various student constituencies, as well as to the professional development needs of their peers.  Components of the 5 phases include a week-long intensive, three-months of in-classroom observations, periodic team meetings, five day-long feedback/reflection sessions and a final week-long intensive.  The Theater intends use this professional development training model for future replication.