Imagination Stage’s Classes at Your School Program brings our highly-qualified, experienced and caring Teaching Artists into your school.
ARTS INTEGRATION RESIDENCIES
Imagination Stage’s Teaching Artists use theatre arts and the curriculum in your classroom to help enhance student learning during their school day over a set number of weeks. Throughout the sessions of the residency (45 min – 1-hour sessions), the Teaching Artists work with students to fully explore a selected academic subject using drama, music, movement, and visual arts.
Imagination Stage Teaching Artists can build a residency tailored to your school from the guidelines set forth in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards (CCR).
PREVIOUS RESIDENCIES (SAMPLING)
CHILDREN AS CITIZENS (GRADES PRE-K-K)
Students explore their communities through a variety of inquiry-based arts activities. Teaching artists listen and follow students’ curiosities through guided dramatic play and sensory storytelling. Students are able to make meaning out of the world they live in, and begin to engage with each other as young creative citizens. Themes explored have included movement and monuments and the story of the metro.
POETRY IN ACTION
Students write and perform their own poems by exploring language through movement and tableaux. Students learn to express themselves with their voice and body as they play with language and engage in the creative writing process. Using performance, students demonstrate an understanding of rhyme, rhythm, and imagery as they share their new poems for an audience of classmates, family, and friends.
THE PLAY: PROCESS AND PERFORMANCE
Students study a play being performed in Imagination Stage’s mainstage season. Students study the script as well as other literature sourced to develop the play. They analyze character, setting, and conflict as they being their own playwriting experience to devise their own versions of the story which they will rehearse and perform.
This residency includes an opportunity for a backstage tour and conversation with members of the artistic team at Imagination Stage.
IN-SCHOOL ACCESS RESIDENCIES
Students participating in residencies are encouraged and supported to further develop individual creativity, self-awareness, flexibility, empathy, and self-esteem while increasing the vital ensemble skills of communication and collaboration.
Residencies are custom-designed to meet the goals of our partner organization’s classrooms and students.
We have worked with students on a range of skills from workplace readiness to building self-confidence and creativity for all kinds of communicators.