The National Theater for Children (NTC) Concludes 2021-22 Educational Programs and Becomes a WBENC Certified Women’s Business Enterprise


NTC 2021-22 live broadcast

An educator leads an upper elementary class in viewing an NTC live stream.

NTC School Show 2021-22

Two actor-educators from the NTC perform in front of the students.

Two actor-educators from the NTC perform in front of the students.

Minneapolis, MN, July 06 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With the 2021-2022 school year over, the National Theater for Children (NTC) looks back on a year of change and unpredictability while preparing for its live school performance and virtual school programs. education for fall 2022.

Over the past school year, NTC has seen its direction change when Margaret Eames was announced as the company’s new CEO. Having worked for NTC since 1992 as design coordinator, chief financial officer and in other capacities, her rise to CEO looks forward to a future of innovation and adaptability for an educational content provider that offers K-12 programs since 1978.

With the takeover of the business by Eames, NTC was certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the largest third-party certifier of women-owned and operated businesses. This certification demonstrates the commitment to diversity shared by NTC, its sponsors and its suppliers.

As NTC’s leadership and certification have changed, the company’s educational programs have undergone similar changes. In 2020, with the outbreak of COVID-19, NTC pivoted to provide virtual livestreams and online learning packages to K-12 students and educators. By adopting digital education strategies, NTC has been able to continue to teach and inspire students safely and remotely.

The educational landscape in the United States has been turbulent over the past two years, and NTC’s 2021-2022 programs have reflected this instability. While the majority of NTC’s programs were virtual last year, some live school tours have resumed with cast members wearing masks and being tested for COVID on a weekly basis. While prioritizing the health and safety of students, educators and actors, the cautious return of live touring has allowed schools to once again experience the excitement of in-person theater programs.

Whether presented live in schools or virtually, NTC’s K-12 programs have been supplemented with e-learning modules and printed materials such as student manuals and graphic novels. These robust educational resources have allowed the company to continue to deliver important messages on energy conservation, financial literacy, emergency preparedness and other topics through a variety of learning styles. .

The 2021-22 programs have been a success. Live, live in-school performances were enjoyed by 1,301 schools, involving approximately 988,000 students and 21,000 teachers nationwide. Educator evaluations indicated the overall impacts of NTC programs. Teachers rated the overall educational value at 6.35 out of 7, and 96% said they would like to receive an NTC program in the future.

More than 5,000 energy efficiency kits have also been provided to residential customers through NTC programs, contributing to the energy savings and behavior change impacts of K-12 initiatives in the NTC.

As schools continue to ease remote learning restrictions and live community events become more frequent, NTC is well positioned to resume live performances at school while offering virtual resources for maximum flexibility. . With the next school year just months away, NTC looks forward to delivering the positive impacts it has been producing for over 40 years: teaching, entertaining and inspiring students and educators through fun and memorable events embedded in the arts.

For more information or to set up media requests, please contact Matt Levine at [email protected].

About the National Children’s Theater (NTC)

NTC is a premium educational program provider with operations in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. We work directly between schools and clients to promote beneficial behaviors and life skills to students and educators to inspire and prepare the next generation of scientists, artists, thinkers, pioneers and citizens. of the K-12 world at the local, regional and national level. .

Our award-winning educational programs are provided free to schools and are customizable to fit specific customer messages and goals. Through formats such as live performances, e-learning, classroom discussions, graphic novels, print programs, and digital games and activities, we feature topics such as energy conservation, safety, financial literacy, STEM, water and environmental stewardship, and health and social responsibility in ways that engage and empower students. In doing so, we help our clients be forces of change for students, parents and communities.

For more information, visit www.ntccorporate.com.

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CONTACT: Matt Levine NTC (The National Theatre for Children) 612-257-0823 [email protected]
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