Class Residencies – Imagination Stage

CLASS RESIDENCIES

Imagination Stage’s Residency Program aims to deepen student’s understanding of curriculum in the classroom by exploring the connections between an art form and an academic subject of your choosing.

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).

CONTACT

CLASS RESIDENCIES

Danielle Pampinella

Satellite Education Programs Coordinator

301-280-1673

dpampinella@imaginationstage.org

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

ARTS INTEGRATION FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS

Imagination Stage is a catalyst for creativity. For over 35 years, our dedicated staff of teaching artists has worked with young people to not only develop their theatre arts skills, but also to increase their creativity—a key factor in lifelong success.

 

Imagination Stage’s professional development initiatives use an experiential approach that provides teachers with both a theoretical and practical foundation for integrating arts-based instructional strategies into their pedagogy. We have led sessions with teachers from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education in Washington, DC, Montgomery County Public Schools, the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative, and DC Project Zero (a partnership with Harvard University). Professional Development sessions can be flexibly arranged with your school or school district’s schedule in mind. In the past, sessions have been as short as 1-3 hours, or as long as five full days.

CONTACT

CLASS RESIDENCIES

Joanne Seelig

Director of Education

301-280-1646

jseelig@imaginationstage.org

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 begin 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.

SATELLITE PROGRAMS STAFF

 

DANIELLE PAMPINELLA

Satellite Education Programs Coordinator

 

Danielle Pampinella is the Satellite Education Programs Coordinator at Imagination Stage. She is an arts educator with over five years of experience teaching, managing and directing programs, and creating performing arts experiences for young people. Danielle recently moved to the DC area from New York. While living in NY, Danielle worked as Program Director and as a teaching artist for children ages 3-18 with Broadway Workshop for six years. She also served as the Artistic Associate at NYC Children’s Theatre. Danielle is also passionate about arts management and was a Research Assistant for Dr. Tobie Stein during the writing of her book Leadership in The Performing Arts. At Imagination Stage, Danielle creates and manages many arts integration residency programs and also organizes after school arts enrichment opportunities in schools across Maryland and DC. She holds a MA from Brooklyn College and a BA in Theatre and Music from Muhlenberg College.

CONTACT

CLASS RESIDENCIES

Danielle Pampinella

Satellite Education Programs Coordinator

301-280-1673

dpampinella@imaginationstage.org

Imagination Stage