School and Community Programs

 

KCYA's School and Community Programs works with a roster of nearly 150 artists to provide dynamic and educational arts programs to children in schools, libraries, community centers, and hospitals throughout the greater Kansas City area.

 

With performances, residencies, workshops, and after-school programs in nearly every artistic discipline and covering numerous academic subjects KCYA's School and Community Programs reinforce core curriculum as well as cultivate artistic expression; unleashing ideas, creativity, and individual problem solving skills.

 

 

 

 

View our programs in magazine format below or click here to search our online catalog

 

 

 

 

Title I Schools

 

Title I schools in both Kansas and Missouri are eligible to receive programs at a discounted price. In Missouri, these discounts are made possible by the Missouri Arts Council. A maximum of two program subsidies per school, per year applies as limited funds are available. Contact us at 816-531-4022 to find out more information.

 

STEAM Residency Project

We are thrilled to be offering these exciting residencies for the third year!

 

These residency programs pair KCYA professional teaching artists with classroom teachers to present science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum (STEM). The programs integrate the arts into the nationally-recognized Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum at the elementary school level. PLTW has been providing an elective, STEM-centered curriculum to high schools for several years and recently created an elementary level STEM curriculum entitled, LAUNCH. By using the arts to learn STEM curriculum, students built critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Learn more

 

   

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STEAM Residency Project

 

STEM + Arts = STEAM

 

These residency programs pair KCYA professional teaching artists with classroom teachers to present science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum (STEM). The programs integrate the arts into the nationally-recognized Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum at the elementary school level. PLTW has been providing an elective, STEM-centered curriculum to high schools for several years and recently created an elementary level STEM curriculum entitled, LAUNCH. By using the arts to learn STEM curriculum, students built critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

 

 

The Residencies consist of:

 

1 Professional Development Session 

During this hands-on session, classroom teachers will work alongside professional teaching artists. Together you will explore and practice different ways to use the arts to teach STEM lessons. Presenters will include teacher/ teaching artist pairs who have participated in previous STEAM residency projects. You will leave this interactive and informative session with specific ideas on how to integrate the arts into PLTW Launch and other STEM curriculum lesson plans.

 

4 Hours of Planning Time with the Teaching Artist and Team 

These planning sessions between you, your partner teaching artist, and a KCYA or KC STEM staff member, will help you plan which specific Launch modules will be taught or reinforced through arts integration.

 

7 Classroom Visits by the Teaching Artist 

Your partner teaching artist will come to class to teach or co-teach with you the specific PLTW Launch/ STEM lessons you’ve chosen for integration. These sessions will be customized based on your needs, interests, and experience.

 

1 Exit Interview with Project Evaluator

Teacher and Teaching Artist will have one final meeting to reflect on the project and assist the KC STEM Alliance and KCYA in project evaluation and future planning.

 

"When Jay did the intro with the kids, I thought,
'That's really cool. they're having so much fun!' It hit them.
They see how we took those elements he taught them with
miming and used their bodies to build simple machines.
For us it's not just a cool fun thing. It's actually a way for them
to learn and make those connections."

Emily Flynn, Librarian, East Antioch Elementary

 

 

 

To learn more please call us: 816.531.4022
Or email karmstrong@kcya.org

 

 

 

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Residencies or Workshop/residencies