At BLO, we’re dedicated to providing educational resources not only to our patrons, but also to educators and schools throughout the Boston community.
BLO is gearing up for our 5th year working with students and teachers in the Create Your Own Opera Partnership! Last month we marked the 7th year of training teachers in arts-integrated opera curricula during a week-long summer intensive. Teachers are getting ready to introduce their classroom to the art form of opera and the project they will be embarking on this year—creating an original opera of their own! This includes writing or adapting a story, composing original songs, creating costumes, sets, props, and lighting, staging, rehearsing, advertising, and performing!
BLO will be there to support teachers along the way providing in-classroom assistance beginning with our Artist Classroom Visits, continuing with a co-teaching residency, and culminating in a Festival of Classroom Operas next spring. Last year nearly 400 students in the Greater Boston area participated in creating an opera; and BLO worked to support 14 lead partnership teachers—26 teachers total—as they led students through this creative process from start to finish. We’re excited to launch a new school year helping teachers and students not only learn about the arts, but also advance their literacy and math goals by integrating the arts into their existing core curriculum.
We know this makes both teaching and learning meaningful and lots of fun, but don’t take our word for it… See for yourself:
As we enter a new school year, we’re excited to help teachers and students learn about the arts. Our curriculum makes both teaching and learning meaningful.
Last year nearly 400 students in the Greater Boston area participated in creating an opera, with BLO supporting 26 teachers as they led students through this creative process. When you support BLO, a portion of your dollar goes to supporting our Education and Community Engagement programming – 90% of which is offered free of charge.