KITTY HAWK - A Musical Adventure
Scientific discovery comes alive through the arts in this STEAM-powered program.
Learning Through the Arts, the Adrienne Arsht Center’s model for integrating the arts into classroom discovery, launched an innovative initiative in the Fall of 2017 for all 27,000 seventh-graders in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
- The Musical: An original, Broadway-style production commissioned by the Arsht Center brings to the stage one of the greatest stories in American history – Wilbur and Orville Wright’s discovery of human flight. KITTY HAWK is written by Tom Bryant, with music and lyrics by Erik Della Penna.
- Arts-Integrated Curriculum: A companion classroom guide for teachers aligns with state standards and the KITTY HAWK performance. Developed by curriculum specialists, local scientists and artists, the guide ties elements from the musical into seventh-grade learning strands.
- Teen TechMaker Workshops: Active learning opportunities for students extend the theater experience into maker sites around the county. Teens discover, create and analyze their own inventions while working with STEAM mentors.
- Coming Soon: Interactive online learning lab.
Transforming STEM to STEAM, the program targets populations under-represented in STEM career tracks. KITTY HAWK addresses barriers to science and math education among young Latino, African-American and female teens in Miami-Dade County Public Schools – the second-largest “minority-majority” school system in the United States – by integrating the ARTS into SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH learning.
See a brochure with more information about the program here.