Thursday, August 7, 2014

Summer with Opera for All

Grace McIntosh - COT Summer Education Intern

My experience with Chicago Opera Theater has been nothing short of exceptional! The students' performance of "Jazz on Fire" at Reilly Elementary was a perfect introduction to the Opera for All mission. I jumped right into grading post tests and inputting data from pre-tests, post tests, Fall evaluations, and Spring evaluations. I analyzed this data to create a PowerPoint presentation for our donors that highlights the students favorite aspects of OFA. I created a Shutterfly album to celebrate the 2013-2014 OFA program and show off our students' and teaching artists' hard work.

Preparations for the 2014-2015 program are coming along nicely! The Education Department has been excited to create this year's program around the theme Dinosaurs: A Terrific Tail. Linden, Jess, and I visited the Field Museum to gather facts and construct the lesson plans to accompany the field trip to the Field Museum this Fall. I have also worked on writing the lesson plan and editing the script for Alice In Wonderland. Student Journal assembly will be in full swing soon and the Education Department is ready for the new year!