Kennedy Center Arts Integration

The Orpheum Theatre Group is excited to 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, as defined by the Kennedy Center, is “an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form."

Through this model, arts integration engages students so that they may construct and demonstrate their own understandings of core subjects through the arts, which increases literacy, raises test scores, and helps to develop key communication skills. In short, arts integration is a way to make learning fun whilst creating more enthusiastic, creative, and empathetic students.


Series Events

Jul
14
Jul
21
Jul
14

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration Grant Writing Workshop

Kennedy Center teaching artist Jamin Carter leads participants in exploring all the necessary concepts and components necessary to write an effective arts integration lesson plan.

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Sep
18

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Laying a Foundation — Defining Arts Integration

What is arts integration? This session unpacks the definition developed by the Kennedy Center and gives participants the opportunity to uncover the characteristics of quality arts integration.

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Oct
22

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Shadow Puppetry

Shadow Theatre is a unique art form that gives participants the opportunity to explore the science of shadows, light, and opacity through shadow art.

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Oct
23

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Shadow Box Theatre

In this workshop, teachers explore ways to help students create three-dimensional shadow boxes that exhibit information about a literary character or a personality from history.

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Jan
09

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Laying a Foundation — Defining Arts Integration

What is arts integration? This session unpacks the definition developed by the Kennedy Center and gives participants the opportunity to uncover the characteristics of quality arts integration.

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Jan
28

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: A Playful Approach to Writing

Participants examine ways to help students learn how to think like playwrights and to develop a script that draws on their improvisations of characters and ideas.

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Jan
29

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Standing in a Character’s Shoes

In this workshop, participants explore ways to help students imagine, improvise, and write monologues that reveal the emotions beneath a character’s/person’s words and how those emotions change.

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Mar
26

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Telling Your Story Through the Beat of Jazz

In this interactive workshop, teachers learn to immerse their students in the rich history of jazz as they trace its roots and influences through African traditional chants, work songs, spirituals, ragtime, and the blues. 

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