Reports & Publications
Based on increased interest in CAT’s successful model, the Early Learning Program has provided both direct services and professional development to teachers and students in national and international schools. CAT’s Early Learning Program has been invited to lead workshops and residencies across and outside the country and inspired a number of articles and educational research projects.
Art of the Story Aids Literacy Education by Matthew Tungate, Kentucky Teacher. Program director, Helen Wheelock, led interactive storytelling workshops as part of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and the Kentucky Department of Education’s Next Generation Academies 2012.
WWO Orphan Ranger Program: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2012 - Final Report on Helen’s trip to Ethiopia, in partnership with Worldwide Orphans Foundation.
CUNY/Creative Arts Team & United Arab Emirates University Partnership:
"West Side Meets Middle East: A Story of Cultural Rapport" by Helen Wheelock in Incite/Excite - American Alliance for Theatre & Education
CAT will be explored in "Walking the Tightrope: The Complex Demands of Funded Partnerships," a chapter written by Helen Wheelock, in the upcoming 3rd edition of Learning Through Theatre: The Changing Face of Theatre in Education, edited by Tony Jackson and Chris Vine. The chapter on CAT focuses on programmatic and funding partnerships and the strategies CAT has used to thrive through collaboration. The article addresses the Early Learning Program’s continual adaptations over the years.
Three scholarly investigations of CAT’s Early Learning program:
A Long Journey Into Drama: A Descriptive Case Study of a Drama Mentoring Residency at an Early Childhood Education Setting by Byoung-Joo Kim, Ph.D., New York University Program in Education, 2005
Does Creative Drama Promote Language Development in Early Childhood? A Review of the Methods and Measures Employed in the Empirical Literature by Wendy K. Mages, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2008
Early Learning Program Reporting
2012 Professional Development and Mentoring Project: Interactive Storytelling and Emergent Literacy in the Early Childhood Classroom - Final 2012 Report to the NYC Department of Education Office of Early Childhood Education
Professional Development and Mentoring Project: Approaching the Common Core Standards: Interactive Storytelling and Emergent Literacy in the Early Childhood Classroom - 2012-2013 Mid-Year Report
Early Learning: NYC Wolf Trap
Director of Resource Development
March 10, 2017
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