Drama Teacher Academy
Sneak Peek

Join the online community that provides classroom materials, educational resources, and professional development just for middle school and high school drama teachers.


specific to teaching drama in a classroom environment

PD Hours

aligned to National and State standards

PD Courses

Subjects include: Classroom Management, Improvisation, Shakespeare, Mask, Production, Playwriting, Technical Theatre, Set Design, and much more.

Variety of instruction methods including video, mp3, transcript, quiz, reflections, and handouts ready to use in the classroom.

Certificate of Completion supplied after completion of PD modules.

Complete Course List

Sample Video

Enjoy this sample video from Todd Espeland's excellent course about teaching Commedia dell'Arte. Note how Todd both teaches the material and side coaches the students.

When you take a DTA course, you can watch the videos as much as you want to give you the skills and the confidence you need to take the material into your classroom. Explore the Courses in the Drama Teacher Academy.

Lesson Plans


Aligned to National and State standards

Lesson Plan Database

Lesson plans that fit the needs of your middle school and high school students. Emergency Lesson Plans for your sub. Curriculum that fits the requirements of your administrators. Including year-long Drama One and Drama Two curriculua. Explore the Curriculum in the Drama Teacher Academy.

Download a Sample Lesson


Resource Library

  • Material that will supplement what is currently available in your district
  • Scenes for classroom study
  • Curriculum-based games and exercises
  • Video resources
  • Replays and transcripts from all past Live PLC sessions
  • Member-to-member file sharing platform

Explore the Resources in the Drama Teacher Academy.

Download a Sample Resource

Live PLCs

Including a Certificate of Attendance

Private Facebook Group

Chat with those who have "been there"

Community of Support

Live Professional Learning Community (PLC) opportunities with certificates of attendance. From curriculum to fundraising to avoiding common production pitfalls, each PLC contains a panel of experts and peers who share their knowledge and expertise while members participate in real time

Access to a network of hundreds of Drama Teachers from around the world where you can discuss topics facing you in the day-to-day life of a drama teacher.

Sample Video

Our monthly virtual PLC events are among the most popular features of the DTA. Enjoy this replay of a recent session all about Assessment in the Drama Classroom.