Neighborhood BridgesEach year, ASC offers a limited number of classroom residencies entitled Neighborhood Bridges.
Classrooms throughout Chicago team up with ASC teaching artists to identify and explore themes rooted in the season. Teaching artists partner with classroom teachers to determine which areas of their curriculum can be investigated deeply with an arts-integration approach. Teachers should conclude each partnership with a tested model for arts-integrated lesson-planning and implementation, which they can recreate and redevelop over time and across the curriculum. Partnerships are currently offered for intermediate and upper grade elementary classrooms and are organized around one ASC production in the fall or spring.
Participating Classrooms Receive:
- Partnership – 20 residency hours with a professional theatre artist.
- Exposure – Tickets and transportation for a single Adventure Stage performance and the opportunity to present the students’ learning on the Vittum Theater stage.
- Resources – Learning Guide, Promptbook, lesson plans, and supplies.
Click here to see a slideshow that gives an overview of the program.
Click here to view information on our past residency programs.
Click here to view a photo album of some of our favorite Neighborhood Bridges photos!
Neighborhood Bridges was developed by The Children’s Theatre of Minneapolis. Visit www.neighborhoodbridges.org to learn more.
For more information about pricing and logistics, please contact Merissa Stewart, Director of Education, at 773.278.7471 ext. 1173 or at email@example.com.
"The Neighborhood Bridges experience pushed me to
and share my ideas. Now I think I am more confident in
class and sharing
my views.”-student participant