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AFL Signature Residencies

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The residencies listed below were developed in collaboration with Arts for Learning program staff and have multiple choices for customizing. Prices vary; contact us for details.

Programs

Digital Video Game Design

Residency

This residency for Middle and High School students turns video games into a fun learning tool. Students will brainstorm game concepts, learn basics of designing video games, and begin to create a rudimentary computer game. This program can vary in theme and focus based on the students’ needs.

This program meets standards in 21st Century Skills Critical Thinking Language Arts Life Skills Technology
  • Grades: 3-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300

Developed in collaboration with AFL program staff and have multiple choices for customizing. Prices vary, call for details.

Welcome to Learning

Residency

This kindergarten and first grade residency is meant to encourage learning in literacy as well as in an art form. Through works of children’s literature, vocabulary lessons and word walls, as well as hands-on experience with an art form, students use fine and gross motor skills as they discover that learning is fun. Five visits with the artist are 90 minutes long, giving time for large and small group activities. In a suggested culminating event, students present what they have learned to another class, or a gathering of their parents. A planning meeting with the artist is recommended.

This program meets standards in Communication Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking
  • Grades: K-2
  • Length: 90 min
  • Audience Limit: 30

Developed in collaboration with AFL program staff and have multiple choices for customizing. Prices vary, call for details.

Notes to Notes

Residency

In this residency students explore the driving question, “what do poets and jazz musicians have in common?” Through a live jazz performance, five classroom visits with a writer, and a visit with the musician, students will learn that improvisation, phrasing, and tone are just a few of the similarities. This experience encourages a familiarity with jazz music as well as encourages students with writing prompts for poetry. In a suggested culminating event, students read their poetry aloud to another class, or a gathering of their parents. A planning meeting with the artists is recommended.

This program meets standards in 21st Century Skills Communication Creative Writing Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking Poetry Social Studies U.S. History & Culture
  • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300

Developed in collaboration with AFL program staff and have multiple choices for customizing. Prices vary, call for details.

Collaboration of the Generations

Residency

This program brings together children and elders through the natural medium of storytelling. Both groups work with a storyteller, then gather to have the elders tell their stories to the children. Children then work with the storyteller to practice retelling the elders stories. In a suggested culminating event, students tell the elders stories back to the audience. A planning meeting with a program director is recommended to begin the program.

This program meets standards in Communication Creative Writing Critical Thinking Flexible Themes Indiana History Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking Poetry Reading Social Studies Teamwork U.S. History & Culture
  • Grades: 3-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300

Developed in collaboration with AFL program staff and have multiple choices for customizing. Prices vary, call for details.

Arts for Learning Lessons

Teacher Training

This ground-breaking literacy curriculum blends the creativity and discipline of the arts with cutting-edge learning science to raise student achievement in reading and writing.

Unit 1: Character Clues in Action! tableau & point of view

Unit 2: Graphic Story Adventures graphic novel & visualization

Unit 3: Everyday Heroes collage & synthesizing

Unit 4: Planting a Community music & inference

Unit 5: Words in Motion poetry, dance, & vocabulary

These Units are designed for teachers with little or no arts experience or background. Anyone can learn these dynamic artsintegration techniques!

*National program developed in collaboration by the University of Washington and Young Audiences, Inc.

This program meets standards in 21st Century Skills Communication Creative Writing Critical Thinking Language Arts Life Skills Listening & Speaking Poetry Reading Teamwork
  • Grades: K-23-5Educators
  • Length: 180 min
  • Audience Limit: 300

Three-hour workshop, 25 teacher limit, starting at: $563

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