Under the guidance of health offiicals, we have established important procedures for resuming events at the Orpheum Theatre and Halloran Centre. Read all of the details.

Kennedy Center Arts Integration

The Orpheum Theatre Group is proud to be a Kennedy Center Partners in Education Team, in collaboration with Shelby County Schools. Through this program, we bring 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 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.

Registration is now open for our 2021 Virtual Summer Institute in Arts Integration. This year's theme is “Creating Engaged Students Through the Power of Self-Expression.”


Series Events

Jun
28

Virtual
Professional Development
Virtual

Intro to Arts Integration

Many professional development programs are based on a philosophy and practice of teaching called arts integration. So what is arts integration? This session unpacks the definition the Kennedy Center developed and gives you the opportunity to uncover the characteristics of quality integration.

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Jun
28

Virtual
Professional Development
Virtual

Sing to Freedom: Music of the Underground Railroad

“Follow The Drinking Gourd” is one of the many secret code songs used by runaways from slavery and their allies during the time of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. In this participatory workshop, learn to decode and sing this song and other traditional songs of the Freedom Train.

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Jun
29

Virtual
Professional Development
Virtual

Drawing To Write: Creating Portraits for the Non-Artist

Using the portrait as inspiration, you will be challenged to make inferences from the visual clues in the portrait or the portraits of others in the class to come up with character traits, setting and dialogue for writing a story.

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Jun
30

Virtual
Professional Development
Virtual

Exploring World Cultures Through Music

In this workshop, teachers examine ways to help students learn about the rich diversity of cultures through activities based on authentic children’s songs, rhythms, stories, and artifacts. Students learn about the lifestyles and values of children in these faraway countries and come to appreciate the similarities and differences between these cultures and their own.

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