“I think this program was the highlight of the school year for many of them. I hope we get a chance to be a part of this fantastic program again next year.” – Laura Ward Elementary

As a rising national leader in education programming, Chicago Children’s Theatre’s offers educators the tools and resources to address some of the most pressing issues facing young people today with our Classroom Residency program.

During the residency, CCT teaching artists work closely with students and teachers on a custom curriculum that results in a unique theatrical project. This stimulating class model allows your students to have authorship over their story and reflect the values they hold. Chicago Children’s Theatre residencies provide a meaningful education opportunities that, through teaching theatre, uniquely inspire community, teach problem-solving and collaboration, develop open minds and confident voices, and ignite powerful authorship of ideas.

The robust curricula will focus on topics including:

  • Productive Communication
  • Civic Engagement
  • Shared connections and overcoming perceptions
  • Inclusivity in the classroom and beyond
  • Allowing for self-reflection
  • Celebrating differences

To learn more about Chicago Children’s Theatre Classroom Residencies and bring one to your school, please contact Dexter Ellis, Education and Community Programs Manager, at dexter@chicagochildrenstheatre.org.

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