Professional Development Resources


Institute on leadership in arts integration

The new Massachusetts Arts Frameworks ask that we connect “the arts to the self, society, history, culture, and other disciplines and bodies of knowledge.” Join leaders and practitioners from across Massachusetts as they share their various leadership models for designing arts integration programs in PreK-12 schools.

Cost for the institute and ten (10) Professional Development Points: $175
Cost for the institute only: $75

Register for the institute (LARTS-0003). Choose either with PDPs or institute only.

Friday 4 pm–8 pm
Keynote speaker: Jeffrey C. Riley, Massachusetts Commissioner of Education
An introduction to the arts standards with Dawn Benski, DESE Arts Content Support Lead
Sessions with teachers, specialists, teaching artists, and administrators

Saturday 9 am–3 pm
Keynote speaker: Jamie Kasper, Director of the Arts Education Partnership
Panel discussion with the leaders of professional arts organizations in visual art, media arts, music, dance, and theater
Sessions with teachers, specialists, teaching artists, and administrators
Collaborative work, planning, and networking

Posted: February 18, 2019

Snowfarm Art Retreat for Educators – June 26 – 30, 2020
When the last bell rings, head to Snow Farm for art camp!  Educators have the hardest (and most important) job, so after months of tending to the creative lives of others, turn the tables and tend to yourself.

Choose one workshop and sink into 3 full days of learning and making.  Let us take care of all the planning and meals. Enjoy the lightening bugs at dusk and a bonfire at night (with smores, of course). Inspire yourself in the company of other educators and your next year will be inspired, too.

Educators include anyone who teaches or works in a public or private school, in higher ed, or in a community art setting. Snow Farm is a MA approved Professional Development Provider. Most states offer reciprocity. To apply for PDP, contact
Posted: February 18, 2019