SUPPORT FOR K-12 EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Target Field Trip Grants
- The Target Field Trip Grants program provides funds for K-12 field trips in order to give students the opportunity to explore more of the world outside the classroom. Examples of eligible field trips include: art, science, and cultural museum visits; community service and civic projects; and career enrichment opportunities. In the current funding cycle, grants of up to $800 each will be awarded to 5,000 educators throughout the United States. Funds may be used to cover trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, resource materials, and supplies. Education professionals who are employed by accredited U.S. K-12 public, private, or charter schools are eligible to apply.
Planting Seeds of Knowledge: A grant program for schools and community groups
Trained artists work with teachers to integrate curriculum and create rich learning experiences for children.Grant Guidelines:
- Must be a school or not for profit organization in Wisconsin.
- SEEDS grant covers up to 100% of the artist fees, with the school covering mileage, lodging, and some supplies.
- Funding is available on a first come, first served basis.
- Fund cycle begins August 1 and ends June 30.
- Each school may apply for a total of $3,000 in artist fees.
- Funding may only be used to hire artists from SEEDS roster.
For More Information:
Individual teachers can request funds to cover the cost of tickets to a Horizons performance or Musical Encounters concert, the cost of bus transportation to/from Young Auditorium, or the cost of an Artists in the Schools outreach workshop or assembly. Refer to the 2012-2013 Horizons School Matinee Series brochure for a complete selection of programs.
The following web sites and PDF documents provide information and articles for teachers, parents and community members to learn more about arts education and the important role it plays in the classroom.
WISCONSIN ASSOCIATIONS AND ADVOCACY MATERIALS FOR ARTS EDUCATION
NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND ADVOCACY MATERIALS FOR ARTS EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
The following web sites have been specifically designed for elementary and middle school students to learn more about various aspects of the performing arts, including theatre, dance and music. Many of the sites are interactive in nature.
- This site is best for ages 5-12. Take a look at these drama-related activities that you can do by yourself, with a partner, or with a group.
The Theatre Book
- This site is best for ages 8-12. Find explanations for most aspects of theatre creation and performance and complete the accompanying activities. (A teacher's guide is included if you need help.)
Eduweb: Performing Arts
- Create your own movies! Visit these interactive web sites - My Pop Studio and Amazing Reef will guide you through making your own animated films and Soul Learning will involve you in learning more about the history of this style of music.
Charles and Mary Lamb, Tales from Shakespeare
- This site is best for ages 8-12. Read some of Shakespeare's most popular stories, all rewritten in easy-to-understand language!
Folger Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare for Kids
- Best for ages 8-12. Entertain your brain with words, fun facts, characters, coloring pages, and puzzles all related to Shakespeare.
San Francisco Symphony: SFS Kids - Fun with Music
- This site is best for ages 5-12. Investigate instruments of the orchestra and create your own tune with the "composerizer."
FOR KIDS BY KIDS
- Learn all about Broadway shows and the theatre!
- Learn all about the different styles and history of dance!
- Learn all about the different styles and history of music!