A Partnership in Arts Integration
Springboard to Learning develops children’s abilities to think critically, create, collaborate and communicate through in-class residencies including puppetry, improv theater, African percussion, dance, play writing, storytelling, song writing, poetry, and visual art.
STUDENTS ARE PUBLISHED PLAYWRIGHTS!
From the first brainstorming session to an original performance by professional actors, Mason and Shaw VPA 5th graders in the WiseWrite program learned what it takes to be a playwright — all while strengthening their literacy and writing skills.
Springboard to Learning Teaching Artists visited each participating class one day a week for a 26-week period, teaching students to craft their own plays. The student-written one-act plays are then juried to select more than a dozen that are performed by local professional actors at the WiseWrite Festival of One- Act Plays. This year’s festival was virtual, featuring the students’ plays in videos created by professional actors. You can see the entire festival at this link.