Education


INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly: Akua Kouyate-Tate
Jun 26, 2019

INSIDE THE TRAP with Tommy McFly:
Akua Kouyate-Tate

Episode 4: Akua Kouyate-Tate, Vice President, Education Go Inside the Trap with Tommy McFly, the new video series providing a behind-the-scenes look at Wolf Trap. Learn about Wolf Trap’s Education programs in Episode 4 with Akua Kouyate-Tate, Vice President, Education.


Our 3 Biggest Takeaways from SXSW EDU 2019
Apr 01, 2019

Our 3 Biggest Takeaways from SXSW EDU 2019

Earlier this month, Wolf Trap’s VP of Education Akua Kouyate-Tate participated on a panel of early childhood education and arts experts at SXSW EDU in Austin, TX. Akua was joined on the panel by Melissa Carlson, senior digital producer at PBS member station WGBH, Wolf Trap Institute Master Teaching Artist Kofi Dennis, and Kantara Souffrant, dramatic artist and assistant professor of art history at Oberlin College and Conservatory....

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Seasons of Learning: 3 Easy Indoor Activities to Do With Young Children When Winter Strikes
Feb 01, 2019

Seasons of Learning: 3 Easy Indoor Activities to Do With Young Children When Winter Strikes

Has freezing rain turned everything to a sheet of ice? Is it so cold your face hurts the second you step outside? When winter brings its worst, it’s time to bring the fun indoors. Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through The Arts has a few tips for making winter a time of joyful, meaningful learning that you can share with your child: Snowbound? Recreate an...

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Creativity Connects: Arts in Early Learning
Jan 16, 2018

Creativity Connects: Arts in Early Learning

Late last year, Wolf Trap completed the first of five legs of an exciting project entitled Creativity Connects: Arts in Early Learning. The project is part of a highly competitive grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to spur partnerships between arts organizations and organizations from non-arts sectors, all in an effort to examine ways in which the arts contribute to the nation’s...

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Exploring Wolf Trap’s Roots in Education
Oct 30, 2017

Exploring Wolf Trap’s Roots in Education

In the decades that Michele Valeri and Ingrid Crepeau have spent working as professional children’s performing artists, they have not only enjoyed tremendous success on their own, but they also witnessed some formative times in Wolf Trap’s history. In 1981, while Catherine Filene Shouse moved two 18th century barns from New York to Virginia to create The Barns at Wolf Trap—the stunning venue where you’re enjoying...

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#BecauseOfArtsEd
Sep 08, 2017

#BecauseOfArtsEd

Passed by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates the second week in September as National Arts in Education Week. During this week, educators, artists, and arts advocates come together to tell stories of the transformative power of the arts in education. At Wolf Trap, some of our biggest advocates for the arts in education are our Teaching Artists – professional performing artists who dedicate...

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Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier shares Wolf Trap techniques 
with Ms. Kumar and her class.
Jul 17, 2017

Wolf Trap Teaching Artists: Bringing the Arts into the Classroom

Some songs stay with you all your life. They may be simple, but they are unforgettable. Paige Hernandez starts singing one she learned more than 30 years ago, when she was a 4-year-old in a Baltimore Head Start classroom: “Friends, friends, 1, 2, 3 All my friends are here with me…” It’s a catchy tune, designed to put children at ease and get them in...

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Students from Woodrow Wilson High School shared the stage with local artists like Sylver Logan Sharp (left)*
Jun 28, 2017

From the Classroom to the Stage: Wolf Trap Honors and Elevates High School Teachers through Transformative Grants

It’s the beginning of the summer here at Wolf Trap, which means ushering in another season full of fantastic performances, both at the Filene Center and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods. And while the halls at Wolf Trap are buzzing with excitement about providing the community with a summer full of opportunities to enjoy the arts, Wolf Trap’s education programs continue to focus on fostering unique arts education...

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Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier shares Wolf Trap techniques 
with Ms. Kumar and her class.
May 09, 2017

Wolf Trap Teaching Artists: Bringing the Arts Into the Classroom

Some songs stay with you all your life. They may be simple, but they are unforgettable. Paige Hernandez starts singing one she learned more than 30 years ago, when she was a 4-year-old in a Baltimore Head Start classroom: “Friends, friends, 1, 2, 3 All my friends are here with me…” It’s a catchy tune, designed to put children at ease and get them in...

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Sharing Stories of Learning Through the Arts
Feb 06, 2017

Sharing Stories of Learning Through the Arts

At Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, we hear every day about the ways our Teaching Artists are making a difference in the lives of the children and teachers they serve. We’ve heard countless stories – like using the classic tale The Three Little Pigs to help children acquire and practice language skills and learn engineering concepts by playing the parts of...

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