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On-Campus Programs

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Miss Fiddle plays for students at Hobart School.

About Our On-Campus Programs

Secrets of the Heart® (SOTH) On Campus brings artists to your school to deliver arts-based social-emotional learning programs that teach children about culture and diversity.  Curriculum is designed for Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Each 12 week residency program offers a series of workshops which pairs an art form with a world location and a universal theme called a “secret.”  Workshops are taught by a diverse team of professional artists highly regarded in their respective disciplines. 

All programs are based on the California Arts Standards, National Arts Standards, Common Core Standards for Language Arts, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Core Competencies, and the Social Justice Standards of the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

Secrets of the Heart® programs allow children to explore who they are, discover their gifts, and take ownership of the creative power that lies within them so that they can follow their dreams and live a successful, healthy life.

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Secrets of the Heart® Learning Objectives

SOTH On-Campus programs are available in designated areas of Los Angeles County, California only. 

Areas of Critical Development

Evaluation and Assessment: 

Following each program, anecdotal information, classroom observation, rubrics completed by classroom teachers, and surveys completed by principals and parents are combined into a comprehensive evaluation and assessment of student outcomes.


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Secrets of the Heart TV – On Campus

Secrets of the Heart® Hybrid On-Campus program is an arts-based social emotional literacy program for Universal Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1st grade.  

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One World Drum Circles

One World Drum Circles, which follows Secrets of the Heart®, is designed as a 10-12 week residency program for first grade.

Children dancing with partners in a Dance in America program.

Dance in America

Dance in America is a residency for second grade that follows Secrets of the Heart® in kindergarten and One World Drum Circles in first grade. It teaches the history of dance in the United States.

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The World of Photography

The World of Photography is a 12 week residency for 5th and 6th grades. Students will learn about the world of photography through a different “lens” than the one they usually know.

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Exploring the World of Theatre

The World of Theatre, which follows Dance In America, is designed as a 12 week on campus residency program for 3rd-5th grades.  This program introduces up to 25 students in each classroom to the captivating art of theatre.

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Puppet Making

Puppet Making is a 12 week on campus residency program for 4th and 5th grades. This program provides a creative hands-on introduction to a selection of engaging puppet making projects. 

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Mask Making

Mask Making is a 12 week on campus residency program for 4th and 5th grades. This program provides a creative hands-on introduction to a selection of engaging mask making projects.

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Parent Workshops

Prior to the start of all residency programs, we meet with parents to discuss what we are teaching their children and how they can maximize that experience. 

Teachers doing a Dream A World Education professional development workshop.

Professional Development

Secrets of the Heart® teacher training workshops are professional development events for up to 75 teachers with components for teachers at all grade levels. Participants are offered specific tools and instructional tasks to merge the value of curriculum in arts learning with social and cultural understanding. 

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