Pursuing Your Passion: Lessons from YoungArts MasterClass / Study Guide
Who is it for?
Pursuing Your Passion: Lessons from YoungArts’ MasterClass is designed to assist middle and high
school educators in integrating YoungArts’ MasterClass videos into their classes. Through a broad
range of academic and creative experiences, both core subject classroom educators and arts
educators will find the study guide useful and relevant in their lessons. No arts training is needed
to maximize this new resource.
How does it make connections?
Utilizing the Partnership for 21st Century Skills of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and
communication, Pursuing Your Passion: Lessons from YoungArts’ MasterClass is designed to support
the development of higher level thinking skills. In addition, web-based resources will provide links
between the study guide and the Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by 47
of the 50 states around the country, giving educators the framework to build relevant and exciting
lessons that are connected to their state and local curricula.
What kinds of materials are available?
In addition to the 24-page study guide and 2-disc set that includes all 9 episodes of the first season
of the Emmy-nominated YoungArts’ MasterClass series, Teachers College’s EdLab and YoungArts
have designed an interactive website that will give students and educators access to learning
resources, materials and lesson plans.
Will there be professional development opportunities?
In-service training materials and professional development workshops are being designed to help
educators maximize the available materials. After pilot programming in New York City through
Teachers College, YoungArts will work with targeted regions to partner with school districts to
offer in-person professional development opportunities. Resources including sample lessons and
training videos will be featured on the website.
For more information about YoungArts’ MasterClass Study Guide,