Teachers - Workshops - Lyric Opera of Chicago


Teacher Professional Development Workshops

Lyric Opera offers several professional development opportunities each season. These workshops focus on teaching methods that integrate opera into the classroom and learning activities that reinforce students' experiences at the opera house. ISBE professional development credits are available for most of these workshops. Contact Lyric Unlimited for more specific information. Study materials are provided for teachers and for their students in advance of Opera in the Neighborhoods and select performances.

Check back often for more professional development opportunities throughout the season!

Opera in the Neighborhoods Second Nature Workshop  

Second Nature presents ideal opportunities to enhance student learning in English language arts, science, and the arts. Lyric Unlimited is collaborating with Lincoln Park Zoo to present a professional development workshop to help teachers prepare their students to get the most out of this compelling new opera.

  • Learn about Second Nature and the story-based art of opera
  • Discover the vital role 21st-century zoos play in animal care, science, and conservation
  • Experience Second Nature before the public premiere by attending the dress rehearsal
  • Extend your knowledge afterwards with an optional free tour of Lincoln Park Zoo
Participants will also receive student learning materials and resources aligned with state and national learning standards. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Farmhouse at Lincoln Park Zoo
$35 per person
3 ISBE professional development credits available

Download your order form here for the Second Nature teacher professional development workshop.


Major support provided by the Nancy W. Knowles Student and Family Performances fund. Second Nature and Opera in the Neighborhoods are supported by Lead Sponsor Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Reyes and cosponsors an Anonymous DonorDover FoundationGoldman SachsMr. and Mrs. Eric L. Hirschfield, and theDonna Van Eekeren Foundation.

Lyric Unlimited was launched with major catalyst funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and receives major support from the Hurvis Family Foundation.