Music Moves Us
Fostering a Greater Appreciation for Other Cultures Through Movement: Up Close with Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist “Ms. T”
May 13, 2021

Fostering a Greater Appreciation for Other Cultures Through Movement: Up Close with Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist “Ms. T”

Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist “Ms. T,” Terlene D. Terry-Todd, is the founding artistic director for the Reston Institute for the Arts and a retired certified dance and adapted physical education specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools. A national presenter on dance education, Ms. T has received numerous awards and accolades for her choreography, her contributions to the arts, and her work with special needs...

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The Making Of A Virtual Field Trip… and Advice for Teachers Who’d Like to Make Their Own!
May 13, 2021

The Making Of A Virtual Field Trip… and Advice for Teachers Who’d Like to Make Their Own!

Just over a year ago, Wolf Trap’s Cate Bechtold faced a problem. As Director of Internships and Community Programs for Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, she typically spent the winter preparing to welcome hundreds of young students from all across the Washington, D.C. area to Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, where they could enjoy Field Trip performances at the 700-seat outdoor amphitheater. Her biggest...

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Affiliate Spotlight: Singapore Wolf Trap and The Art Of Turning Lemons Into Lemonade
May 13, 2021

Affiliate Spotlight: Singapore Wolf Trap and The Art Of Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

The creativity at Singapore Wolf Trap is contagious. From the moment it was launched by Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) in May 2019 as the first international affiliate for Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, the Singapore Wolf Trap team has brought the same enthusiasm to arts-integrated learning as it does to its stage productions. As one of the leading English language theatre...

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D.C. Public Schools Early Childhood Educator Kalpana Kumar Sharma with Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Sue Trainor
May 03, 2021

#ThankATeacher: A Tribute for Teacher Appreciation Week

What is the role of a teacher? Whether in support of their school, their students, student caregivers, or their colleagues, teachers have always served many different roles to many different people. This year, the community has leaned on teachers perhaps more than ever to help navigate their children through this extended period of school closures due to the pandemic, and the profession, as a whole,...

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Sprucing up Wolf Trap
Apr 01, 2021

Sprucing up Wolf Trap

Our partners at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts have been busy planning, coordinating, and investing in deferred maintenance projects to improve the Park experience. Some of these changes are less visible to visitors than others, but all are important to keeping the treasured Park operating safely. Among the major projects underway are the installation of new electrical infrastructure and new stage rigging...

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Celebrating Women in Wolf Trap’s History
Mar 23, 2021

Celebrating Women in Wolf Trap’s History

Before Wolf Trap was America’s only National Park for the Performing Arts, before legendary artists took the Filene Center stage, and before Wolf Trap became one of the most beloved performing arts venues in the Washington D.C. area, the land we enjoy today was a family farm that was unaware of the incredible role it would play in the future. Stroll down memory lane with...

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Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Kofi Dennis interacts with students and teachers in a Chattanooga-area early childhood classroom.
Feb 25, 2021

The Importance of Teaching Black History Year-round

As the month of February has ended, I have been reflecting about the legacy of educator and historian Carter G. Woodson, who first established Negro History Week in 1926, as a means to recognize the history and achievements of African American people. Negro History Week would lead to the establishment of February as Black History Month, but Woodson and his fellow African American educators always...

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Creating Connections with Children with Special Needs
Feb 25, 2021

Creating Connections with Children with Special Needs

A Spotlight on the Work of Teaching Artist Sherry Norfolk and Greater St. Louis Wolf Trap Sherry Norfolk has always been a storyteller. It’s one of the reasons she became a librarian, and it’s the primary reason why she decided to transition to become a full-time Teaching Artist and an award-winning professional storyteller. Norfolk’s vocal range can make her audience do a double take, as...

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Creating Better Engagement Opportunities in the Classroom
Feb 25, 2021

Creating Better Engagement Opportunities in the Classroom

New Wolf Trap-ICF Study Offers Insight on the Value of STEM-Focused Arts-Integrated Learning and Its Role in Teacher Development Each day, teachers enter the classroom facing one constant challenge: how do I engage my students in learning? If “creativity is just connecting things,” as Steve Jobs once asserted, how can I, as a teacher, help encourage those connections for my students? This past spring, Wolf...

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Wolf Trap Celebrates Love
Feb 08, 2021

Wolf Trap Celebrates Love

This Valentine’s Day, Wolf Trap celebrates love of family, friends, and music with some stories from our archives. From budding romances and lasting friendships to developing a love of the arts, Wolf Trap has offered people from across the region a beautiful setting in which to gather and enjoy shows together in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Celebrating Love and Romance Longtime Wolf Trap patron Ann...

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Date Ideas for Music Lovers
Feb 04, 2021

Date Ideas for Music Lovers

The ultimate Valentine’s Day gift is time spent together. To help celebrate this day of love, Wolf Trap rounded up a list of music-themed date ideas that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. Get Happy at Home Let the stress of the day go with an at-home happy hour. Make a playlist of both of your all-time favorite songs and then listen...

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