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Lessons in Innovation: Spotlight on Louisiana Wolf Trap
Sep 25, 2020

Lessons in Innovation: Spotlight on Louisiana Wolf Trap

Jenny James, Affiliate Director of Louisiana Wolf Trap, Relates How Early Planning and Quick Thinking Helped Her Team Deliver Quality, Engaging Content to their Community During the Pandemic Without a doubt, this spring was challenging for the education community. Just as most schools turned to virtual learning, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts and its affiliates transformed their in-person experiences to virtual...

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Celebrate Homecoming at Home – Wolf Trap Style
Sep 23, 2020

Celebrate Homecoming at Home – Wolf Trap Style

Many beloved autumn traditions look a little different this year, but you can still gather family members for fall fun! Take a break from distanced-learning, and check out some of these Wolf Trap inspired activities to plan your own “Homecoming at Home” celebration. Spirit Week Spirit Week is arguably one of the best Homecoming traditions. Who doesn’t love a chance to dress up? Choose a...

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Learning With Wolf Trap Affiliates
Jan 03, 2020

Learning With Wolf Trap Affiliates

Each year, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts works with teachers to provide them with the tools, resources, and professional development they need to create joyful, active arts learning experiences for young children. For most of its existence, Wolf Trap Institute has firmly believed that using the arts and high-quality professional development in early childhood education should not be limited to the...

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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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#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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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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Training Our Newest Team of Teaching Artists
Nov 10, 2016

Training Our Newest Team of Teaching Artists

Remember the excitement you felt as a young child whenever you had an assembly at school? It felt like a special treat – being able to put your lessons aside, leave the classroom and take a journey to the auditorium or gymnasium for what seemed like an hour of pure fun. While you were there, captivated by a special presentation or honored guest, you were...

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The Art of Teaching
Sep 15, 2016

The Art of Teaching

Wolf Trap Institute Employs Creativity in the Classroom You’re racing toward an intersection on your way to work and the light turns from green to yellow. You’re too far away to make it through, so you stop. It’s a simple decision, one you make automatically, never missing a beat in the song on the radio that you’re singing along with. But the child on the...

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