Partners in Education

Providing Professional Development Opportunities for All K-12 Teachers

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For the past five years, Sangamon Auditorium and Springfield Public School District 186 have worked together to offer arts programs for the education of teachers. As one of only three Illinois partnership teams in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Partners in Education program, Sangamon Auditorium and Springfield Public Schools are hoping to effect systemic change in educational priorities and teaching practices so that arts teaching and learning will continue to be valued by local schools and its impact deepened.

We are happy to have the continued support of the Regional Office of Education and look forward to offering workshops at the Toronto Road Staff Development Center.


2015-2016 Workshops

Playing to Write
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
4:30-7:30 PM
Regional Office of Education Staff Development Center
For Teachers of Grades 3-6
3 ISBE credit hours
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As an extension of the performance of Writing Our World! (Tuesday, April 26, 2016), Child’s Play will lead a professional development workshop that will help inspire creative classroom writing.  Teachers will be introduced to methods using language arts brainstorming tools and drama games, encouraging students to discover their own talents and creative imaginations. 


Additional workshops will be announced throughout the year.


Registration Information 

All workshops are $15 per person. To register, please call the Ticket Office at 217.206.6160 or click here for the online registration form. 

Payment Options: Payment is due one week prior to the workshop.

  • Mail a check payable to:
    Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office
    University of Illinois Springfield
    One University Plaza MS PAC 292
    Springfield, IL 62703.
    Please write the name of the workshop in the memo line of the check.
  • Pay with credit card over the phone at 217.206.6160, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Pay in-person at the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office (Level 2 of the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus), Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. 

ISBE credit for these workshops is offered by Springfield Public Schools.  At each workshop you will be provided with the necessary paperwork for your ISBE credit. 

If you have any questions, please contact Carly Shank at 217.206.6150 or


Youth programming at Sangamon Auditorium is supported in part by the Helen Hamilton Performing Arts Endowment for Youth Fund, gifts from Elizabeth and Robert Staley, and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.