"The workshops and classes I have taken through the Flynn are some of my best ever. I am always guaranteed new ways of thinking about my teaching. I come back to my classroom with an ignited enthusiasm and new activities to enhance all content areas. There is so much talent at the Flynn. I wouldn't miss learning from them for the world! "
- Sally Stevens, teacher, Shelburne Community School.
Research studies have shown that the performing arts have the capacity to improve the quality of pre-school through graduate education, but for many teachers, this is a gap in their training. To fill this gap, the Flynn offers a range of programs designed to help teachers adopt new ways to use the performing arts to achieve their classroom goals.
Words Come Alive! Workshops in your classroom model new teaching techniques that enrich curriculum through drama or movement activities. These strategies help students to deepen their understanding of material, and strengthen their engagement in literature, social studies, science, writing and more.
Teacher Workshops demonstrate creative ways of using performing arts in the classroom and can be tailored to any curricular material. Some sponsored teacher workshops are open for registration, but schools and other organizations can also book a tailored workshop at any time.
Graduate Courses offered in partnership with the graduate education program at Saint Michael's College offer opportunities for in-depth study and recertification credit.
The Lead Teacher Program links a network of teachers in more than 100 schools around the state with the Flynn's education programs and services.