• Springboard

    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.

  •  Wisewrite video


     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.