Join us for the 2012–2013 season of the Center for the Performing Arts School-Time Matinee series — a laboratory of live theatre!
We encourage you to integrate the arts into your classroom, particularly as related to the performance you and your students are attending.
Because we know your classroom time is precious, we have pointed out subject area connections that follow the Pennsylvania Academic Standards and the Pennsylvania departments of Education and Public Welfare Learning Standards for Early Childhood. We hope you find these materials worthwhile and meaningful to your students. Teaching materials will be available on this website one month before each School-Time Matinee. School contacts will be notified via e-mail.
Under general information, you’ll find reservation details and field trip funding ideas, including a busing subsidy application sponsored, in part, by the Bill and Honey Jaffe Endowment. In case you have time to stay at Penn State after the matinee, we provide suggestions for planning your visit to University Park. And, we have a show and tell section on the website under The Great Mountain and How I Became a Pirate to extend learning at home. It has useful information about the performance for parents to reference when asking children about their day.
By bringing your students to a live performing arts experience, you are giving them the gifts of broadened perspective and experiential learning. We’re glad you’re choosing to explore our site. Thank you, and please let us know what you think.
E-mail your comments or questions to me.
We look forward to seeing you and your students in our audience!
Amy Dupain Vashaw
audience and program development director
The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State and the Pennsylvania School Study Council (PSSC), housed within the Penn State College of Education, are pleased to partner for ACT 48 Professional Development credit. Click on the following for the School-Time Matinee you wish to earn credit for:
The Center for the Performing Arts is proud to partner with Penn State's Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS) around their October 13th Saturday Science Workshop. The Great Mountain will be used as a springboard for teaching environmental science. Register for the workshop.