Education


Class Photo with Ms. Emily Davis’ Head Start class.
Jul 27, 2016

The U.S. Secretary of Education Learns About Learning Through the Arts

Ms. Emily Davis and her preschoolers had a very special visitor this week: U.S. Secretary of Education John King stopped by Dogwood Elementary School in Reston, Virginia, to learn about the work Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts is doing to train early childhood teachers and create positive learning experiences for students. Dr. King, a former teacher himself, requested to visit a...

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Arts Without Borders: Wolf Trap in Singapore
Jul 05, 2016

Arts Without Borders: Wolf Trap in Singapore

The arts are a universal language—a value we take to heart at Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. This month, we saw this value “in action” as the Institute team, including four Wolf Trap Teaching Artists, headed to Singapore, where they’re busy training teachers to bring arts-based learning into classrooms and communities. Picture Caption: Teachers from Nobleland Arts N Learning Place in...

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Bringing the Arts into the Classroom: Wolf Trap Grant Program
Apr 18, 2016

Bringing the Arts into the Classroom: Wolf Trap Grant Program

Remember the first time you saw a live performance, or the first time you created something you were truly proud of? Those formative experiences, often in our early years, are touchstones that can affect how we see the world. That’s why Wolf Trap provides access points for young people to connect with the arts–– from live performances at Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods to academic experiences through Wolf Trap...

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Wolf Trap & Northrop Grumman: Partners in STEM Learning Through the Arts
Jan 07, 2016

Wolf Trap & Northrop Grumman: Partners in STEM Learning Through the Arts

It’s time to go back to school! After a winter vacation, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts is returning to classrooms across the country with its powerful blend of teacher training and in-class services for young learners. For the fourth year, Northrop Grumman Foundation is supporting Wolf Trap residencies that use arts-based strategies to help pre-K and Kindergartners develop science, technology, engineering...

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Workshop Recap: Movers & Shakers
Nov 16, 2015

Workshop Recap: Movers & Shakers

On Saturday, November 14, 2015, Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Terlene Terry-Todd held a sold-out professional development workshop for educators called “Movers and Shakers.” This program is a new workshop that first premiered in Singapore in the summer. This session marked the first time that the workshop was held in the U.S.! The program is focused on STEM and includes arts experiences about the sun,...

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Commitment to Society
Nov 10, 2015

Commitment to Society

Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Christina Farrell recently led a 2-week in-class residency at a preschool in Rajkot, Gujarat in India. During this residency Christina worked with children, ages 3-5, in performing arts integrated sessions while also facilitating quality professional development for their classroom teachers. Read the final blog post in her series below! It seems nearly impossible to summarize everything that I’ve seen and done in the last...

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Growing – India Residency with Master Teaching Artist Christina Farrell
Nov 05, 2015

Growing – India Residency with Master Teaching Artist Christina Farrell

Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Christina Farrell recently led a 2-week in-class residency at a preschool in Rajkot, Gujarat in India. During this residency Christina worked with children, ages 3-5, in performing arts integrated sessions while also facilitating quality professional development for their classroom teachers. Enjoy a blog post from her series below! There has been a lot of growth at MANJUL Playhouse and Nursery this week....

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Small Miracles – India Residency with Master Teaching Artist Christina Farrell
Oct 16, 2015

Small Miracles – India Residency with Master Teaching Artist Christina Farrell

Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Christina Farrell will lead a 2-week in-class residency at a preschool in Rajkot, Gujarat in India. During this residency Christina will engage children, ages 3-5, in performing arts integrated sessions while also facilitating quality professional development for their classroom teachers. Enjoy her first blog post below!  Education is a collection of small miracles. As a Master Teaching Artist for the...

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Oct 14, 2015

Education Partnership: Arts Integrated Instruction in Singapore

Engaging teachers and young children in active learning through the arts, Wolf Trap is elated to partner with Singapore’s National Arts Council and Early Childhood Development Agency in their expansion of their early education programs with arts integrated instruction! Highlighted in the video above, this partnership demonstrates the amazing benefits of engaging teachers and young children in active arts-integration learning in the classroom. Linking music,...

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Turning Around Learning Through the Arts
Sep 01, 2015

Turning Around Learning Through the Arts

Turnaround Arts and Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announce a national partnership to support arts-integrated learning in early childhood classrooms across the country. Learn more about the partnership.  In 2014, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities confirmed what so many educators, artists, and parents have known for decades: that the arts are far more than a “nice-to-have” in the classroom;...

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