Education


Western Pennsylvania Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Joanna Abel from the session “Dancing as We Grow”
Nov 03, 2020

A Year of Reflection and Innovation

This October, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts invited its 22 affiliates and teaching artists from across the United States and Singapore, as well as Wolf Trap Foundation staff and board members, to its annual Affiliates Conference. ...

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Teaching Resiliency Through the Arts
Sep 25, 2020

Teaching Resiliency Through the Arts

A Q & A with Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Valerie Branch Valerie Branch has been a Master Teaching Artist with Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts since 2014, and is a Director of the Maryland Wolf Trap Affiliate. She specializes in contemporary dance, and works with teachers and students in early childhood classrooms, to deliver impactful, meaningful engagement through Classroom Residencies, Professional...

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Wolf Trap Education:  Re-imagining for the Digital Space
May 21, 2020

Wolf Trap Education:
Re-imagining for the Digital Space

Over the past few weeks, Wolf Trap Education has been working with members of the education community to determine how best to provide strategies and resources to teachers, their students, parents and caregivers, who are striving to create learning environments for students while they are at home. Following is a list of our current programs and activities: Virtual Field Trips Wolf Trap’s Field Trips program,...

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Transforming Lives with Wolf Trap Institute
Mar 11, 2020

Transforming Lives with Wolf Trap Institute

Meet Sue Trainor. Sue, or “Ms. Sue,” as she is known in the classroom, is a Master Teaching Artist for Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. Her specialty is music, but her fellow Teaching Artists also specialize in the areas of dance, puppetry, theater, and more. Ms. Sue is based in the greater Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. area and she’s been...

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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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