Ahha Tulsa is making exciting changes to its educational programming for the 2018-2019 school year to bring arts experiences to more students at more schools!
Harwelden Institute will be combining forces with Artists in the Schools to offer students and teachers in grades PreK-12 a greater variety of arts experiences including more in-school performances, a simplified directory layout for ease of booking, over 20 new catalog offerings, support from Master Teaching Artists who tailor resources and curriculum to meet specific classroom needs, and a summer professional learning session led by the Creative Learning Initiative out of Austin, Texas, to provide teachers with practical tools to bring creative learning strategies into the classroom.
THE HARWELDEN INSTITUTE
The Harwelden Institute for Arts in Education, modeled after New York’s Lincoln Center Institute, is a partnership of Tulsa artists, arts organizations and schools working together bring aesthetic education to students. The Harwelden Institute began in 1984 with 8 schools, currently 54 schools participate and we reach over 18,000 students yearly.
The Institute was established in 1984 and is modeled after the Lincoln Center Institute in New York City. Working in partnership with area educators, the Institute develops experiential studies focusing on works of art, including theater, music, dance and the visual arts. By actively engaging students in ongoing inquiry, research, discussion and reflection, the Institute supports learning across the curriculum, builds critical thinking skills, and stimulates the perceptual ability of young learners. As a result, unexpected connections are made, alternative points of view considered, complexities explored, and doors to new and imagined worlds opened.
For more information on The Harwelden Institute for Arts in Education, contact Aleks Kitchens at 918.584.3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org