For Schools

Drama Frames Professional Development for Teachers

Free Professional Development for K-5 Educators in June 2024! 


Experience the Joy of Drama-Integrated Learning in Your Classroom


Funded by a generous grant from the Arizona Governor's Office of Grants and Federal Projects, Childsplay Theatre offers Drama Frames Professional Development Program at no cost for 15 K-5 teachers in Maricopa County in June 2024. It's an exceptional opportunity to integrate drama into your curriculum, enhancing student engagement and learning.


June 24- 27th



About Drama Frames


Drama Frames is an innovative, research-backed, professional development program. Educators learn drama-based strategies to incorporate into everyday classroom applications. Developed in 2006 with a Department of Education grant, hundreds of Arizona educators have participated in Drama Frames. Learn more about the history of Childsplay Professional Development and supporting research at

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Program Benefits

  • Expert Collaboration: Work one-on-one with professional theatre-teaching artists to implement drama-based teaching strategies.
  • Professional Growth: Expand your teaching toolkit with creative strategies that you can adapt to various learning objectives and earn 16 hours of Professional Development.
  • Improved Student Engagement: Watch your students become more involved and enthusiastic about learning as you implement dynamic drama techniques.
  • Materials and Resources: Receive program materials, including access to a Drama-based Lesson Plan Database, program materials, and instructional tools like puppets, manipulatives, and books.
  • Stipend for Participation: To acknowledge your commitment outside regular teaching hours and participation in research activities, participants receive a $100 stipend.

Program Commitment

The Drama Frames program is designed to integrate into your existing schedule, with many components and flexible scheduling. Participants in the Drama Frames program commit to:

  • Engaging in 16 hours of Drama Frames Professional Development during the 4-day workshop
  • Learn and apply  drama strategies in your lessons.
  • Attend four days of group training sessions for collaboration and shared learning.
  • Participate in planning and reflection sessions with teaching artists.
  • Complete tasks in support of the research (pre & post surveys, and focus group)



Participation is limited to 15 educators, and the program runs June 24th- 27th. 


Take advantage of this valuable and transformative professional development opportunity. 






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