Virtual Resources for Teachers

Virtual Resources for Teachers 

In order to support teachers and caregivers, the Alliance Theatre Institute is providing free grade-level resources to use in virtual school and/or hybrid school settings. 

Early Childhood Resources 
Pre-K and Kindergarten 

Literary Elements: Setting
Literary Elements: Character
Wolf Trap Institute Parent Resources
VIDEO - Statues Introduction for Teachers
VIDEO - Tortoise and the Hare Storytime for Students
VIDEO - Little Red Hen Storytime for Students
VIDEO - Songs and Chants for Early Learners
VIDEO - Imaginary Travel for Students


Elementary School Resources  
Grades 1-5 

VIDEO - Costume Design 1
VIDEO - Costume Design 2
VIDEO - Freedom Songs 1
VIDEO - Freedom Songs 2
VIDEO - Story Re-Tell with Theater for Teachers
VIDEO - Story Re-Tell with Theater for Students
VIDEO - Tableau - Introduction for Teachers
VIDEO - Tableau - Introduction for Students
Handout - Tableau for Elementary School
VIDEO - Town Hall for Teachers
VIDEO - Town Hall for Students
VIDEO - Theater Games in Your Home - For Caregivers
VIDEO - Theater Games in Your Home - For Teachers
SIT-IN - VIDEO - Creative Team Talkback
SIT-IN - Study Guide


Middle School Resources  
Grades 6-8 

Improv Games for Middle School
Slam Poetry for Middle School
Historical Figures Come to Life for Middle School


High School Resources 
Grades 9-12 

Improv Games for High School
Slam Poetry for High School
Historical Figures Come to Life for High School

Musical Theater Composition Video Series
Grades 9-12 

Presented by the Johnny Mercer Foundation and the Alliance Theatre, the Musical Theater Composition Video Series is comprised of two distinct sections: Introduction to Musical Theater and The Songwriting Process.  Each section is designed to stand on its own or as a compliment to the other, offering educators the flexibility to explore, modify, and utilize these tools to best serve each individual learner and classroom.  Additionally, each section includes a video component and a fully developed unit plan.  The videos are available for free via Vala, an innovative musical theater streaming platform.   

To access the videos:

Visit the Alliance Theatre page on the Vala platform and create a free account.


Introduction to Musical Theater – a 1-hour resource video 

  • Advisory: original lyrics containing adult language are used in the songs “Millwork” (21:22) and “Zazz” (30:26)  

The Songwriting Process – (4) 10-15 minute instructional videos  

  • Video 1 – Concept 
  • Video 2 – Lyrics  
  • Video 3 – Music  
  • Video 4 – Production   
Professional Learning Certificate

Planning and delivering the Unit Plans associated with the Musical Theater Composition Video Series amounts to up to (20) hours of professional learning.  If you are an educator who would like to receive a certificate indicating the total number of professional learning hours completed through this program, please complete this Professional Learning Certificate request form



The Alliance Theatre is committed to partnering with schools and districts to support student learning and teacher professional development during this challenging time. If there is any way the Institute can support your child(ren) or classroom, please contact: 

Pre-K and Kindergarten: Hallie Angelella,
Elementary School: Rebecca Pogue,
Middle and High School: Liz Davis,


As a non-profit organization, the Alliance Theatre is committed to its mission of expanding hearts and minds, on stage and off.  Please help support our efforts to continue this mission even in such difficult times as these when we are unable to gather in person. Please consider a donation. Whether you give $5, $50, or $500, know that your investment will help us continue to create material that connects our community and cultivates curiosity and compassion in our audience.  


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