Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts is a program of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.
In this experience, Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artist Christina Farrell discusses the natural connections between STEM and the arts.
In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Jeanne Wall shares a song and dance experience to teach children the engineering method and shares how the engineering method can be used to promote&nb
In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Jeanne Wall demonstrates how to create and use simple machines for dramatic play.
In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Penny shares a song to teach children the engineering method.
In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Paige Hernandez demonstrates a chant that teaches the six steps of engineering in a fun and engaging way.
To share the impact of the Wolf Trap Residency Program in their classroom with parents, the teacher and teaching artist created a video that showcases children’s engagement with Engineering’s Six Steps. While the video may look like a performance, the real emphasis during the residency was the process and instilling habits of mind that will help the children to approach problem solving creatively in the future (problem solving using the creative process, where failure is only failure if you don’t learn from it and try again). Teaching Artist Jeanne Wall also created a song with a dance called “The Six Step Shuffle” to help the children learn the six steps.