“I think this program was the highlight of the school year for many of them. I hope we get a chance to be a part of this fantastic program again next year.” – Laura Ward Elementary
A rising national leader in education programming, a Chicago Children’s Theatre Classroom Residency offers educators the tools and resources to address some of the most pressing issues facing young people today. The latest CCT Classroom Residency focuses on the themes of HOPE, WONDER, & IMAGINATION, working within the literary framework of Alice in Wonderland. Over an 8-week session, CCT teaching artists will work closely with students and teachers on a custom curriculum resulting a unique theatrical project, which will culminate in either a “Hip Hop Alice,” or “Rock & Roll Alice.”
Teaching artists will use 3 – 5 rock & roll or hip hop songs to guide students as they write and devise their own original musical. This artistically stimulating class model allows your students to have authorship over their story and the values that it holds. Chicago Children’s Theatre residencies provide a meaningful opportunity for education and interaction that culminates in a beautiful and inventive art piece that is exciting for both students and community.
The robust curricula will focus on topics including:
- Productive Communication
- Civic Engagement
- Shared connections and overcoming perceptions
- Inclusivity in the classroom and beyond
- Allowing for self-reflection
- Celebrating differences
To learn more about Chicago Children’s Theatre Classroom Residencies and bring one to your school, please contact Dexter Ellis, Education Associate and Residency Coordinator, at email@example.com.