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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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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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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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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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