National Educators’ Conference: Virtual Edition

This season, the Met’s annual National Educators Conference, a professional development initiative that brings together teachers and administrators from across the United States, will be hosted on a virtual platform. The conference will take place on five Saturdays throughout the 2020–21 school year and will help educators identify and cultivate strategies for incorporating opera into their classrooms through best practices and teaching methods.


Upcoming Conference: January 30 and February 6
Featuring Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow, Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette and Jules Massenet’s Werther

Register now!


SCHEDULE

January 30 | Lucia di Lammermoor and The Merry Widow
12:00–3:30PM ET, hosted on Zoom

12:00PM ET | A Warm Winter Welcome
Opening Remarks and Introductions with Susan Blackwell

12:15PM ET | The Waltz of the Socially Distant
Movement Activity with Dancing Classrooms

1:00PM ET | It’s Fan-Tastic
Classroom-Ready Curriculum for The Merry Widow with Dr. Emily Sáenz

1:30PM ET | It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Bride
The Romantic World of Lucia and the Science behind her Madness with Dr. Mark A. Pottinger

2:15PM ET | Behind the Gold Curtain
Susan Blackwell discusses The Merry Widow with director and choreographer Susan Stroman

3:00PM ET | Great Scott!
Classroom-Ready Curriculum for Lucia di Lammermoor with Dr. Emily Sáenz

3:15PM ET | Community Conversation and Wrap-Up

 

February 6 | Roméo et Juliette and Werther
12:00–3:30PM ET, hosted on Zoom

12:00PM ET | Welcome Remarks and Introductions with Susan Blackwell

12:15PM ET | Behind the Gold Curtain
Susan Blackwell discusses Werther with director Sir Richard Eyre

1:00PM ET | Portrait of the Poet
Classroom-Ready Curriculum for Werther with Timothy Brendler

1:45PM ET | Epistolary Obsessions
Creative Writing Activity with writer Sofija Stefanovic

2:30PM ET | Star-Crossed Lovers
Roméo et Juliette’s History and Context with Dr. Dympna Callaghan

3:15PM ET | Two Households
Classroom-Ready Curriculum for Roméo et Juliette with Dan Rubins

3:25PM ET | Community Conversation and Wrap-Up


Find more materials relating to HD Live in Schools curriculum by visiting our page at the Met Opera Shop.

Met Opera Shop: Education

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