Partnerships

BECOME A RAVEN TAKE FLIGHT PARTNER SCHOOL

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT OUR ONLINE TAKE FLIGHT RESIDENCY APPLICATION
Please also download THIS PDF of our Take Flight Partner Expectations

THE FIVE TYPES OF RAVEN TAKE FLIGHT PARTNERSHIPS

  • AESOP’S FABLES (8 classes, plus a Field Trip performance): Using theater to explore and analyze classic fables, students gain an in-depth, interactive and on their feet experience dissecting these stories. All activities directly align to common core to support and enhance the teacher’s lesson plan. Culminates with a field trip to Raven Theatre to see our production of Aesop’s Fables.  (Please note that the tickets to the performance are an additional cost of $6/student.)
  • ADAPTATION (16-24 classes): A Raven teaching artist works with students to create a theatrical adaptation of a classic or popular children’s story or novel. (The residency culminates with a performance.)
  • DEVISED & ORIGINAL WORKS (24-32 classes): Guided by a Raven teaching artist, students will explore current events and community issues to create original works in order to empower student voice. Through the use of tableaux, writing, discussion and movement, students will create a performance piece that represents the specific themes identified at the onset of the unit.  (The residency culminates with a performance.)
  • SOCIAL JUSTICE (12-32 classes): Students analyze and/or perform one of two adapted scripts by Director of Education Mechelle Moe that deal with themes of social justice. Broken Text creates a platform to explore diverse experiences of men who have been incarcerated in the Illinois prison system. Our America: Ghetto Life 101 is based on two award-winning NPR documentaries of the same name which delve into the lives of two young men growing up in Chicago's Ida B. Wells housing project. (Culminating performance is optional.)
  • PRODUCTION (24-32 classes): A Raven teaching artist partners with a classroom teacher to direct a full production of an already existing theatrical script. (The residency culminates with a performance.)

 

THROUGH TAKE FLIGHT PROGRAMMING, STUDENTS WILL… 

    • Learn the use of the ACTOR’S TOOLS (Imagination, Body & Voice)
    •  Develop an understanding and EXPRESSION OF SELF
    • Learn to deliver and receive CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK
    • Learn to COLLABORATE effectively in an ensemble
    • Enhance LITERACY SKILLS
    • Understand and demonstrate EMPATHY
    • Explore and investigate their role in and contribution to COMMUNITY

MORE ABOUT TAKE FLIGHT PARTNERSHIPS

TAKE FLIGHT PARTNERSHIPS VIDEO, 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR: http://youtu.be/MNgIFz6UIsw