Educators work one-on-one with a Flynn teaching artist to integrate the arts in academic curriculum, and design workshops around Student Matinee Series performances.
Using the performing arts as a lens, educators can open curricula to a wide variety of teaching and learning styles to create more equitable, responsive, and inclusive learning environments.
We offer experiential workshops throughout the year led by teaching artists. Get certification renewal credits, invigorate your teaching, and learn new strategies to integrate the arts into your classroom.
Through one-on-one or small group sessions, a Flynn teaching artist provides personalized coaching to strengthen your arts-integration skillset.
Lead teachers are key liaisons between schools and the Flynn. They are the first to hear about each season’s student matinee performances, artist residencies, discounts, and special offers (like free workshops or grant opportunities). Lead teachers offer input for the next Flynn season and receive two free tickets to a Flynn-presented Main Stage show of their choice. Please consider joining our Lead Teacher Network.
Seeing a live performance provides a rich opportunity for students to discuss and write—reflecting on the show, building personal narratives, formulating theses, and more. Our study guides, companion workshops, and student matinee shows connect with Common Core, Next Gen, and C3.
All Student Matinee Series performances can be linked to Common Core Writing Standards 1-10 and/or Writing Standards for Literacy in history, social studies, science, and technical subjects 1-10. Matinee performances also support National Core Arts Standards for Responding: Anchor #7, #8, #9; Connecting: Anchor #10 and #11.
The Flynn is committed to raising funds to offer approximately 200 free seats per show for students who meet the criteria. Please only request subsidies if there are no PTO or other community funds available. Note that there are a number of grants available to teachers; check out our funding resources for more information. To request more than 15% of your seats subsidized, please include a letter with a detailed explanation.