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In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier demonstrates how coffee can theater and dance elements can be used to teach foundational concepts in math and science. Video topics include AB patterns, money, skip counting, addition through part-part-whole, and plant growth cycle.

Laura Schandelmeier with children and teacher in classroom

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier demonstrates how coffee can theater and dance elements can be used to teach foundational concepts in math and science. Video topics include AB patterns, money, skip counting, addition through part-part-whole, and plant growth cycle.

Laura Schandelmeier works with a little boy on dance concepts in classroom

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier demonstrates how coffee can theater and dance elements can be used to teach foundational concepts in math and science. Video topics include AB patterns, money, skip counting, addition through part-part-whole, and plant growth cycle.

Laura Schandelmeier works with a child on straight lines in a classroom

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Laura Schandelmeier demonstrates how coffee can theater and dance elements can be used to teach foundational concepts in math and science. Video topics include AB patterns, money, skip counting, addition through part-part-whole, and plant growth cycle.

Laura Schandelmeier in a classroom with children and teacher

Independent research confirms that Wolf Trap’s Early Childhood STEM Learning Through the Arts is an effective teaching and learning strategy. In January 2015, Wolf Trap announced results of a four-year study, which showed that students are doing better in math, and that the program enhances teacher practice.

Akua Kouyate addresses panel beside Arvind Manocha

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Yvette Holt shares a song designed to promote healthy physical movement. This experience was developed for Little Voices for Healthy Choices, A National Initiative for Early Head Start (EHS) and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) administered by the Early Head Start National Resource Center.

Child and caregiver keep beat on frame drum

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Sue Trainor shares an experience that is designed to promote heart-healthy jumping. This experience was developed for Little Voices for Healthy Choices, A National Initiative for Early Head Start (EHS) and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) administered by the Early Head Start National Resource Center.

Sue Trainor and Kofi Dennis sing together

In this experience, Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Kofi Dennis demonstrates a call and response experience from the language of the Akan people of Ghana. This experience can be used to create focus, as a classroom management tool, and/or as a transition. This experience was developed for Little Voices for Healthy Choices, A National Initiative for Early Head Start (EHS) and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) administered by the Early Head Start National Resource Center.

Kofi Dennis does a call and response with children

In this experience, Master Teaching Artist Amanda Whiteman demonstrates how to use body shape and locomotor movements to teach comparisons using distance. 

Amanda Whiteman speaking at a training session

In this experience, Master Teaching Artist Amanda Whiteman demonstrates how to use body shape and locomotor movements to teach measurement.

Amanda Whiteman with children in a classroom

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