At Your School
Bring Imagination Stage’s quality education programs to your school! Our programs are tailored to fit your school or group’s interests, scheduling needs, and budget.
At Your School
Imagination Stage’s arts integration and theatre arts residencies are designed to enhance student learning during their school day. In arts integration residencies, students deepen content understanding by exploring the connections between an art form and an academic subject. In theatre arts residencies, classes focus on high-quality dramatic play, storytelling, and performance training from professional teaching artists.
Residency sessions typically run between 45 minutes and 1 hour, and are available for students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
Explore examples of in-school residencies, and contact our team to discuss options for your school.
Imagination Stage’s after-school classes focus on building technique in the arts. With Imagination Stage’s class options in creative drama, acting, dance, and musical theatre, classes can be built to fit within your community’s interests, scheduling needs, and budget. All after-school classes are scheduled through your school’s PTA or After-School Program Coordinator.
Our 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.
Workshop themes include cultivating creativity for early learners, the fundamentals of teaching drama, STEM to STEAM strategies, and more. 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.
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).
Interested in our professional development initiatives? Check out our latest workshop examples here.
Joanne Seelig Lamparter
Artistic Director – Education and Theatre for Change
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In-School Access Residencies
Whether focused on arts technique or integrating the arts to language arts, science, math, or social studies curriculum, Imagination Stage’s experienced teaching staff work with school partners to design programming for students in special education classrooms.
Imagination Stage is proud to have designed and implemented specialized arts residency experiences for the following schools and programs:
- The Ivymount School
- Kennedy Krieger School (Rockville Campus)
- The Lourie Center for Children’s Social and Emotional Wellness
- The Auburn School (Silver Spring
Scott S Turner