Springboard to Learning has expanded to online programming! With the Springboard to Virtual Learning catalog, schools in the St. Louis area and beyond have access to essential arts-integrated educational programming. Take a look at our offerings below, and check back for updates as more virtual programs become available!

Character Education Programs

 

Standing By/Standing Up
(Virtual Program)

Tim Collins
Art Form: Theater
Performance, Grades 4-12
Standing By/Standing Up is a timely one-man show that depicts four students challenged by various forms of bullying.

Words from the Drum
(Virtual Program)

Kunama Mtendaji
Art Form: Dance, Music, Storytelling
Performance, Grades K-12
Kunama drums, sings, dances and tells stories rich in African-American folklore with a vibrant energy, bringing together all ages.

 

English/Language Arts Programs

 

Read! Write! Act! (Virtual Program)
Signature Program
Art Form: Storytelling, Theater
Residency, Grades 3-8
Students become master screenwriters & enhance essential literacy skills as they work through the process of developing a movie.

Juggling to Read (Virtual Program)
Jeff Koziatek
Art Form: Theater
Performance, Grades K-5
Everything you see in the show can be learned in a book!  What will you do with the special super power of reading? 

Messages in the Media (Virtual Program)
Ed Reggi

Art Form: Theater, Visual
Workshop or Residency, Grades 3-12
Students analyze the effects of media messages and sharpen their own media literacy skills.

Mission Improvable (Virtual Program)
Ed Reggi
Art Form: Storytelling, Theater
Residency, Grades K-12
Students construct a play based on a classroom theme and experience pantomime, storytelling and spontaneous character.

Songs Can Change the World
(Virtual Program)

Linda Wheatland Smith
Art Form: Music
Residency, Grades PK-2
During this sing-along, young children build community and experience joy as they keep the tradition of American folk music alive.

Dramatic Play Through Puppetry
(Virtual Program)

Paul Vandivort
Art Form: Storytelling, Theater
Residency, Grades PK-K
Guided by puppeteer Paul Vandivort, students in this program learn to use puppets to enter imaginary worlds and to act out stories.

All Programming by
Sherry Norfolk

Sherry Norfolk is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed storyteller, teaching artist, and author, performing and leading residencies and professional development workshops across the United States and Southeast Asia.

 

 

 

Math Programs

 

Moving Through Math
Diana Barrios
Art Form: Dance
Residency, Workshop or Performance, Grades K-4
This interactive lecture-demonstration is a fun and lively program using music and dance to bring elementary math and geometry to life.

The Art of Baseball (Virtual Program)
Signature Program
Art Form: Visual
Residency, Grades 3-8
Students explore all aspects of baseball & develop essential math skills related to analyzing data and creating artistic infographics. 

 

Professional Development

 

Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts
This internationally respected program provides innovative arts-integrated teaching strategies in an embedded residency with early childhood educators, caregivers, and young children through the disciplines of drama, music, and dance.

 

Science/Health Programs

 

All That Dance!
(Virtual Program)

Alicia Gbaho
Art Form: Dance
Residency, Grades 2-8
Students spend three weeks exploring Jazz, Modern, West African, and Hip Hop dance and learning about their history and music.

Hip-Hop Dance
(Virtual Program)

Alicia Gbaho
Art Form: Dance
Residency, Grades 2-12
Students explore Hip hop dance, music, and history, and work in small groups to to choreograph and perform original dances.

Learning Through Movement
(Virtual Program)

Signature Program
Art Form: Dance
Residency, Grades PK-8
Explore the music and history associated with dance in America. Students learn hip-hop, disco and other dance moves.

 

Social Studies/Culture Programs

 

St. Louis and the Great Fire of 1849
(Virtual Program)

Barnes Bradshaw
Art Form: Storytelling, Theater
Workshop, Grades 3-8
Through a first-hand theatrical account, students will learn how the fire of 1849 changed the history of St. Louis forever.

Rhythms, Rhymes & Raps
(Virtual Program)

Bobby Norfolk
Art Form: Storytelling
Performance, Grades K-12
Kids discover the music of poetry through a rollicking multi-cultural tour of raps and finger-snapping, toe-tapping traditional verse.

Harmonica and the Blues
(Virtual Program)

Sandy Weltman
Art Form: Music
Residency, Grades 3-12
From the Civil War to the Great Depression to the present day, participants explore the history of the harmonica and the blues.