Changing Learning Through the Arts
We believe everyone should have opportunities to express themselves through the arts—a movement that starts with our formal and non-formal educators. Learning through the arts encourages personal development and student achievement and provides opportunities to cultivate and grow talents and appreciation for the arts. This belief fuels our dedication to the educators that make arts experiences possible for students. Find out more about our resources and programs for educators below:
Arts Integration Residencies
Overture Center for the Arts is proud to present arts programs led by trained and experienced professional artists in Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Drama/Theatre, Dance and Music available for both classroom and community education settings. Sessions are designed for six visits with the artists but are adjustable to fit your needs. A stipend is available for qualifying schools.
Professional Development Workshops
Experts in arts-integration strategies provide educators with tools and support to transform their classrooms. Through free interactive workshops and demonstration teaching, educators discover new ways to reach students with diverse learning styles. Certificates for each workshop will be awarded and each are eligible for PAC credit (for MMSD teachers).
Workshops offered as part of The National Partners in Education Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 2018/19 workshops include:
- MON, OCT 22: Terry Kerr – Acting Together, Playing Together: Theater Skills for Empathy and Cooperation
- MON, DEC 17: Danielle Dresden – Time Travel through History with Theater
- MON, DEC 17: Donna Peckett – Rhythms of History: Exploring Cultural Heritage Through Movement
- MON, FEB 11: Pacal Bayley – Common Denominators: The Connection Between Math & Popular Music
- MON, APR 15: Leslie Iwai – Trash to Treasure: Fostering Collaborative Connections through Sustainable Sculpture and Design Strategies
- MON, APR 15: Terry Kerr – Acting on Impulse: Character Work to Develop Empathy and Cooperation
Special performances and discounts for students and educators
- OnStage Student Field Trip Performances – subsidies available for qualifying schools and resource guides available for each show.
- Student and Educator Broadway Group Tickets (prices range from $22.50/student).
Performance opportunities for students
- Jerry Awards and Ensemble – encouraging, recognizing and honoring excellence in high school musical theater.
- Disney Musicals in Schools – working to create sustainable musical theater in programs in elementary schools.
Networking and resource events
- Arts Education Roundtable – networking and professional development opportunities for Madison area arts and culture organizations.