The Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts™ is an internationally respected program that provides innovative arts-based teaching strategies and services to early childhood teachers, caregivers, parents, and their children from 0 to 5 through the disciplines of drama, music, and movement.
The Wolf Trap Institute employs professional artists with experience in working with children. Their specialties include creative dramatics, storytelling, puppetry, instrumental and vocal music, dance, and movement. New artists participate in a comprehensive Wolf Trap training program, and all artists participate in continuing in-service training. Master Teaching Artists regularly conduct teacher and parent training workshops and classroom residencies for early childhood educators nationwide.
Classroom residencies and other collaborations between performing artists and early childhood professionals serve to:
As Wolf Trap Institute activities are woven into the curriculum, the arts become a new way of teaching, learning, and knowing.
227 W. Trade St., Ste. 250, Charlotte, NC 28202
This program is not available for additional bookings.
Goals of Wolf Trap
• To impact student learning through arts integration
• To provide professional development to teachers in their own classrooms with their own students
• To work with teachers and parents to develop methods of making the arts a part of their daily interaction with children
Wolf Trap Model
• Partnership between a professional artist and an early childhood educator
• Preparation for residency includes planning meeting with teacher and teaching artist and classroom observation by teaching artist
• Teacher participation involves being actively involved in creating and leading arts-based activities
• Seven-week residency includes 14 sessions
Partnership Between Teacher and Teaching Artist
The Wolf Trap Institute Residency is a partnership between a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist and an early childhood educator to provide professional development for teachers while helping children learn through active participation.
Classroom experiences in a Wolf Trap Residency will focus on performing arts-based strategies that teachers can use to foster young children’s learning and development.
Classroom experiences in the Residency will support early childhood curriculum goals and outcomes.
10/1/19 – 2/7/20
to be determined by participating teacher and teaching artist
at participating school in the classroom(s)
$1800 per classroom residency in Mecklenburg County. For surrounding counties, there will be an additional travel fee based on distance. Contact Kathryn for more details.
R7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
SL2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
SL6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
From the NC Theatre Arts Essential Standards
K.C.1 Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings.
K.C.2 Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings.
K.A.1 Analyze literary texts and performances.
Specifically: K.A.1.1 Recall the basic parts of a story, such as characters, setting, and events.
1.CU.2 Understand the traditions, roles, and conventions of theatre as an art form.
Specifically 1.CU.2.1 Understand how to use appropriate behavior as an audience member.