“The things I found most interesting and helpful about the course was me being able to be put on the spot as a student to create images using my body, expressions, and words. It enabled me to feel awkward and nervous, just as my students did during the lesson. I enjoyed meeting with my peers during the course to find common ground with my struggles. I was able to take away the new information that they provided in order for me to improve on my delivery of the lesson. I really liked my instructor because he kept the class moving without any judgement call. The more I practice the more comfortable I will become in executing my ideas to my students.” Teacher professional development workshop

HTY Professional Development workshops in action

Arts Education Workshops and Classes

HTY Drama Education staff offers professional development workshops for teachers and in-service education students, as well as training new drama education specialists. We offer workshops integrating classroom content with drama, music, dance, visual art and literature.


2019-2020 Courses

2019-2020 Course Information Coming Soon.

Professional Development Partners-in-Education

Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Voyager Public Charter School and the Hanahau`oli PDC are members of the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Selected because of their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, the partnership team participates in collaborative efforts to provide professional development opportunities in the arts for educators.

Funding for Professional Development: Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i, and by the National Endowment for the Arts

Visit the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts website.

Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts identified arts education as one of its five priorities in its 2013 Strategic Plan:
“Strengthen arts education pre-K through 12 and plan for lifelong learning.”
The HSFCA holds as a core value support for the appreciation and practice of the arts by people throughout their lives.

Visit their website here.