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Teacher Professional Development Workshops

Lyric Opera offers several professional-development opportunities each season. These workshops and seminars focus on teaching methods that integrate opera into the classroom and learning activities that reinforce students' experiences at the opera house. ISBE professional development credits (formerly CPDUs) are available for most of these workshops. Contact Lyric Unlimited for more specific information on the Workshops and Professional Development Seminars available each season. Study materials are provided for teachers and for their students in advance of Opera in the Neighborhoods, select Students at the Opera performances, and Teen Opera Circle dress rehearsals.

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Opera in the Neighborhoods Workshop  

Learn how this story-based art form can provide content for literacy units based on Dean Burry's The Brothers Grimm. This workshop provides customizable unit plans and extension activities that infuse general classroom curricula with excitement for teachers who bring students to Opera in the Neighborhoods. ISBE professional development credits (formerly CPDUs) will be available.

The Brothers Grimm
Saturday, September 6, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
3 ISBE professional development credits (formerly CPDUs)
Registration Fee: $35 per person

Download your order form here for The Brothers Grimm teacher professional development workshop.

Performances for Students Workshops 

Join Lyric Opera of Chicago’s staff and guest presenters and explore a range of approaches to get the most out of your visit to the opera. Gain insight from an overview of the story and music, get inside information about Lyric’s production, investigate the backgrounds of the composer and librettist, and get hands-on experience with strategies for integrating The Passenger and Carousel into your classroom curriculum. Come ready to share your expertise with your colleagues as well!  

The Passenger 
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Timing: TBD
Registration Fee: $35 per person

More information will be available this summer.

Saturday, February 21, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
3 ISBE professional development credits (formerly CPDUs)
Registration Fee: $35 per person

Download your order form here for the Carousel teacher professional development workshop.