At Your School
Learning through Theatre
Since 2013 Imagination Stage’s Learning through Theatre program has reached nearly 8,000 Montgomery County Title I third grade students and their teachers and 10,000 DCPS and DC Public Charter School students and teachers.
What: An innovative arts partnership between Imagination Stage, MCPS, DCPS, DC Public Charter Schools, and DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative that melds professional live theatre with the third grade curriculum, thereby building confidence, creativity and offering a wider world view for children who otherwise would not be exposed to the creative arts.
How: Through the generosity of many funders with gifts ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 more than 103 schools have been given free tickets, professional development transportation, Theatre Art Guides, and behind-the-scenes video free of charge. Support Learning through Theatre today!
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 minutes - 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 include:
Poetry in Action
Why New Orleans Matters (created with SEED Public Charter’s 10th grade)
The Play: Process and Performance
Narrative Writing and Improv
For more detailed information about residencies, please click here.
Over the past year, we have worked on partnerships with the Spanish Education Development Center and Community Artspace thanks to generosity from the Creative Spark initative at the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities. We also partner with The Atlas and THEARC in DC to bring our professional theatre productions to the community along with additional educational workshops for families and teachers.
Imagination Stage offers professional developments sessions that develop and strengthen arts-based instructional strategies teachers can use in the classroom. Past workshop themes have included stimulating creativity for early learners, the fundamentals of teaching drama, STEM to STEAM strategies, and more.
Sessions can be flexibly arranged with your school or school district's schedule. Click here for more information.
After School Classes
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