Creativity is all about combining ideas in new ways. Imagination Fort Worth celebrates creativity through programs that combine arts and education in new ways. We put together puppetry and language arts, history and dance, science and theater, math and music.
Education experts call this “arts integration,” and it’s been proven again and again to enhance learning. Activities such as singing, painting, and acting improve comprehension and retention. Moving learning out of the classroom and into the community helps create unique experiences that make subjects memorable.
In fact, research conducted by Imagination Fort Worth at FWISD’s Glen Park Elementary School in 2012-2013 found that arts integration made it easier for students to pay attention to lessons and increased the morale of students. Teachers reported that including the arts in all areas of education increased students’ enjoyment of learning as well as teachers’ enjoyment of teaching. Learn more from the Glen Park Elementary Final Report.
Who we serve
We serve students. Imagination Fort Worth crafts its field trips and in-school programs for a diverse population of learners, from learning disabled to gifted and talented to physically challenged. We meet kids where they are and create opportunities for students with varying needs and goals.
We serve teachers. We support educators with professionally prepared curricula tied to specific state education standards, the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) that outline exactly what Texas students should know and be able to do. We inspire teachers with field trips and programs that integrate the arts with all areas of learning and unleash the creative potential and spark the imaginations of their students.
We serve schools. Field trips aren’t cheap, and budget sensitive school districts have many needs to meet. Imagination Fort Worth fills the gap with a wide range of free or low-cost programs.
We serve the arts. Imagination Fort Worth is raising the next generation of arts patrons by creating positive, energizing first encounters with quality artists, teaching artists, museums, theaters, libraries and other cultural organizations.