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.
Throughout the year, the Orpheum Theatre Group brings in local professionals to guide teachers through the ins and outs of theatre. From creating a season of high school theatre to managing what goes on behind the scenes, these workshops will give educators the tools they need to bring theatre to life for their students.
Stay tuned for more workshops! New sessions will be added here as they are announced.