Led by Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Lorena Cervantes

All students benefit from learning through multiple modalities—seeing, hearing, moving, and interpersonal interaction. For English Language Learners (ELLs) in particular, adding kinesthetic learning to the teaching environment opens a world of language learning opportunities. In this fascinating workshop, learn ways to guide movement explorations in which ELL students authentically interact with and internalize academic vocabulary. You’ll apply the process to social studies, specifically to the geography, economics, and culture of the pre-colonial Powhatan people, and consider a myriad of other applications.

Kennedy Center Arts Integration

The Orpheum Theatre Group (OTG) is proud to be a Kennedy Center Partners in Education Team, in collaboration with Shelby County Schools. Through this program, OTG brings Kennedy Center teaching artists to work with teachers across the Mid-South. These arts integration specialists provide educators with the tools and strategies to transform classrooms. 

Arts integration, as defined by the Kennedy Center, is “an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form.” Arts integration learning has shown to increase literacy, raise test scores, and help develop key communication skills. In short, arts integration makes learning fun while creating more enthusiastic, creative, and empathetic students.

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