Kansas Wolf Trap Traditional Residency
A Kansas Wolf Trap Traditional Residency is a unique learning opportunity for teachers and their 3- to 5-year-old students that demonstrates how the performing arts connect to curriculum topics.
The residency is book-based and aims to build emergent literacy skills in our youngest learners through multisensory performing arts experiences. However, at the core of the residency is an investment in the PreK teacher who collaborates with a professional KWT teaching artist to translate instructional goals into drama, music and movement experiences designed to meet classroom objectives through arts integration. Each KWT residency is 16 sessions, and a KWT teaching artist visits the selected classroom approximately two times per week over the course of seven weeks.
To schedule a Kansas Wolf Trap residency or to receive more information, please contact the Arts Partners office at (316) 262-4771.
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.