Minneapolis, Minn. – Livestream Learning Studio (the Studio) brings real-time, live performing arts into the classroom, one live theater production at a time. The Studio is a subscription service available to schools nationwide and is the brainchild of the National Theater for Children (NTC) management team.
The Studio was created in direct response to educational deficits exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The NTC team recognized the growing need for schools to provide quality education and social-emotional learning while reimagining post-COVID artistic and cultural opportunities.
For decades, NTC has recognized the positive effects of live theater on children. The Studio is a natural offshoot, delivering real-time performances directly into the classroom while simultaneously fostering social-emotional learning (SEL), growth, and a deeper connection to educational content standards.
Studio Founder and CEO Ward Eames notes, “Teachers and administrators are being asked to do more with fewer resources. By taking into account the required standards and combining social-emotional learning with academics, we optimize time and funds. »
Eames is also well aware of the ongoing mental health crisis affecting school-aged children around the world. The Studio’s live performances offer children the opportunity to hone essential social-emotional skills in the classroom with their peers.
“After seeing the performance in the classroom, the opportunities for collaboration that ensue are extremely meaningful,” says Eames. “And let’s not forget the joyful learning environment it fosters. We favor the approach of laughter while learning,” he says. “Because we know it works!”
Through a pilot program during the 21-22 school year, the Studio assessed its ability to provide a sustainable solution to SEL challenges by using its engaging and easily accessible live performances to create a positive culture and provide enrichment. required of the program.
In total, more than 400,000 students and 15,500 teachers participated in schools in 26 states with excellent results.
Praises for the Studio included a technology platform that directly appeals to young learners, an age-appropriate curriculum, relevant subject matter, and additional resources that fit seamlessly into teachers’ weekly lesson plans.
The teacher’s seal of approval is essential, but according to Eames, “more importantly, we’re giving kids what they need by bringing live, real-time theater and the arts back into the classroom.”
Subscription curriculum offerings for the 22-23 school year are set, with the schedule available at www.livestreamlearningstudio.com/schedule. The offerings are aimed at students in grades 3-5, with plans to expand to K-12 programs in the future. A one-year subscription costs $2,650 per building, allowing multiple classrooms and large numbers of students and teachers to access and integrate programming throughout the school year.
STEM Mondays feature topics such as conservation, outer space, and wonders of the world. Wednesdays focus on health and wellness, with offerings that include exercise, nutrition and self-respect. Friday sessions are dedicated to financial literacy, teaching kids when to spend or save, how to fund the future, and cybersecurity.
There are multiple real-time representations of each subject to accommodate different schedules and time zones, and an on-demand option is always available for when live programming doesn’t meet teachers’ needs.
“We are thrilled to have our schedule set for the 22-23 school year, and we are working diligently to ensure the best possible performances are released into classrooms each week,” says Eames. “We’re excited for more students and teachers to experience Livestream Learning Studio!”
For more information or to schedule a demo, visit www.livestreamlearningstudio.com.
Livestream Learning Studio is based in Minneapolis, MN and provides live theater-based learning for K-12 students in a variety of school settings. , important topics for your students throughout the school year. Join us live to use our interactive features or watch later on demand.
The National Theater for Children is the largest traveling educational theater company in the world and is based in Minneapolis, MN. Since 1978, NTC has successfully addressed topics such as financial literacy, energy issues, conservation, healthcare, smoking prevention, recycling, STEM, nutrition, bullying prevention, and more. . NTC has proven that theater can educate and to entertain. Our educational outreach programs are fully funded by corporations, nonprofits, and government sponsors who want to help spread healthy living messages to students and their families. NTC performs approximately 7,000 times a year nationwide, actively engaging millions of students and parents through its programming.
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