Partners in Education
Resources Available for Your Community
As America's national center for the performing arts, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is committed to developing educational resources and programs to share with arts organizations and schools across the country:
- Professional learning opportunities for teachers featuring exemplary workshops developed through the Kennedy Center's local program;
- In-depth training seminars for teaching artists:
- Focus 1 - Teaching Students
- Focus 2 - Teaching Teachers
- Focus 3 - Writing Performing Guides
- Speakers who can address issues in arts education for large conferences or intimate meetings;
- Workshops for parents and community members;
- Other education programs
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is committed to creating and sharing high quality resources for educators, arts institutions, and artists throughout the country. Several publications are available for purchase from the Partners in Education program.
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Giving Cues: Recommended Guidelines for Writing and Designing
Performance Materials for Young People
The book, Giving Cues: Recommended Guidelines for Writing and Designing Performance Materials for Young People, is the result of a three-year development period for Cuesheet - the performing arts study guides published by the Kennedy Center. Cuesheets are designed for teachers to use with their students before and after attending performances. These resources contain introductory information and activities appropriate for all children, even without experiencing the performance.
The Giving Cues text is designed to provide guidelines for the writing and designing of performance materials in music, dance, and theater for young people. Content includes suggestions for information about performances, student learning activities, advice about audience roles and responsibilities, and resources for students and teachers. Significant in the three-year development process was the continuing analysis of evaluations made by approximately 750 teachers who completed questionnaires and 60 who participated in focus group meetings concerning the content and design of prototype performance materials.
The 64-page, full-color book sells for $25.00 per copy. For more information or to order copies, call Partners in Education at (202) 416-8806 or download the order form.
The Kennedy Center's ArtsEdge Web site includes an Archive of Cuesheets.