Each year, more than 400 teachers from school districts in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia participate in professional learning opportunities at the Kennedy Center. Teachers develop their own program of study by selecting professional learning workshops/courses that meet their needs and interests. Attendance records show a full range of teacher participation—from single-session to intensive study. Teachers may earn graduate credit through local universities or credit through their school districts for their study.
In addition, professional learning experiences are designed specifically for teachers in two school districts: the District of Columbia Public Schools and Arlington Public Schools, Virginia.
Teachers in Arlington Public Schools participate in professional learning focused on arts-integrated instruction. Workshops/courses are offered during early release days for elementary teachers. Secondary teachers attend during the school day.