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.
Goal: The goal of the Wolf Trap Institute Residency is to provide professional development for classroom teachers while helping children learn through active participation in developmentally appropriate arts-infused experiences. Teachers will learn how to integrate performing arts-based experiences into young children’s daily learning that enhance and support early childhood curriculum standards and critical developmental skills including emergent literacy, problem solving, receptive and expressive language, motor skills and self-regulation, science and math, conceptualization and creativity, self-esteem and socialization and provides a solid foundation for all future learning.
The Wolf Trap Teaching Artist will:
10/1/19 – 2/7/2020
to be determined by participating teacher and teaching artist
at participating school, in the classroom(s)
For Mecklenburg County Schools: $900 for one classroom; $1200 for two classrooms at same school; $1500 for three classrooms at same school; and $1800 for four classrooms at same school
For surrounding counties: there will be an additional travel fee based on location. 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.