Kansas Wolf Trap Family Involvement Workshop
Family Involvement Workshops are interactive sessions providing children and their parents/caregivers an opportunity to share a stimulating live arts experience. Led by a Kansas Wolf Trap Teaching Artist, the workshop gives parents a glimpse into what children learn during Kansas Wolf Trap Institute classroom residencies, as well as arts-integrated activities they can use at home, in the car, and even in line at the grocery store.
Appropriate for ages: PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1
The Kansas Wolf Trap Teaching Artists are professional performing artists who have served on the Arts Partners roster for a minimum of five years.
The Kansas Wolf Trap Teaching Artists are:
Musician Aaron Fowler
Movement and theatre specialist Pamela Lamont
Storyteller and movement specialist Twyla Smith
Storyteller and puppeteer Amy Woolf.
The Kansas Wolf Trap Teaching Artists use performing arts techniques and strategies to help young children acquire basic emergent literacy skills, STEM skills, and other developmental learning skills, in addition to reinforcing the curriculum.
Each Kansas Wolf Trap Artist has received 50-100 hours of training in early childhood development and program development in support of emergent literacy. Their professional development also includes Wolf Trap ELL Best Practices and STEM Early Childhood STEM Learning Through the Arts program development.
The Kansas Wolf Trap Baby Artsplay Teaching Artists are:
Each Kansas Wolf Trap Baby Artsplay Teaching Artist is an experienced Arts Partners and Kansas Wolf Trap Teaching Artist. Each has received an additional 30 hours of intensive training in the development and implementation of performing arts-based programming for young children, ages 18 to 36 months.