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.

Each workshop is held in the Halloran Centre.


Series Events

Sep
09

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Students as Curators: Demonstrating Learning by Creating Exhibits

In this workshop, teachers explore a process used by museum curators to create exhibits and apply this process to helping students develop exhibits of their own work that demonstrate their learning.

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Sep
10

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Assess Learning Through Student-Created Exhibitions

Using primary resources and artifacts from their schools and community, participants design and construct a mini-exhibit to assess students’ depth and breadth of knowledge in this extended workshop.

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Oct
21

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Access to the Arts for All: A Journey from Parent to Advocate for Change

Ryan Hourigan shares the unique story that has led him to become a leading advocate for the inclusion of students with disabilities in arts education.

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Oct
22

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Reaching Students with Autism Through the Arts: Implications for Inclusive Arts Classroom

Many teachers have noticed an increase in the number of students on the autism spectrum included in their classrooms. The arts provide a terrific pathway to reach and teach these students.

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Nov
18

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: English Language Learners: Building Academic Vocabulary in Social Studies Through Creative Movement

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.

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Dec
03

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: Who's the Hero? Confronting Bullying Through the Arts

The arts can serve as a powerful addition to a character education program by helping students discuss, reflect, and react to bullying behaviors. In Part 1 of this workshop, teachers examine how to define and share images of bullying with students.

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Dec
04

Halloran Centre
Family & Education

Kennedy Center Arts Integration: The Drama of Science

In this workshop, participants explore a step-by-step process of integrating science concepts and drama strategies in the classroom.

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