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Lisa Davis: Lisa Davis, a professional teaching artist with The Smith Center’s Southern Nevada Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts program, finds that singing, story- telling and puppetry can help with engaging Southern Nevada students. Shaquida Vergo: Shaquida Vergo, a professional teaching artist with The Smith Center’s Southern Nevada Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts program, combines dance with American Sign Language in a classroom setting. The Smith Center offers the program as an affiliate of the national Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. The organization recently sent Richardson, a Wolf Trap master teaching artist, to Las Vegas to train new SNWT teaching artists. Now The Smith Center’s SNWT program is expanding, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. This will fund professional development for 75 Southern Nevada teachers, through 50 SNWT in- classroom residencies. Roughly 1,500 students will participate, includ- ing those at at-risk preschool centers and schools in the 89106 zip code. in an elementary school play, she says – which is why she now works to introduce the arts to children through SNWT.“Giving anyone the opportunity to create in a trusting, warm space is positive for devel- oping the whole person,” Davis says. During her classroom residen- cies, she applies every performing art form at her disposal to find what most interests children.This might include leading students in songs about good behavior, breaking out puppets for storytelling, or helping children perform a play to experience a subject in a more meaningful way. “(Arts-based tea ́݅䁽ɕ)ɥ̳ͥ݅t٥̸́ͅq%ӊéЁЁͥѥɹЁ)хЁɹݥѠȁݡ今t)ȁѕѥ́ݡٔѥѕͥQMѠ ѕ)չM9]Pఁѡ䁡ٔɕݥѹ͕́ݕəհ)иq]Ёݔ́ͼȁٕѡt́ͅ-єMи)AɔM9]PѕѥиqQ́ɕٕ役t)ɽѡMхѼѡ ɽ)ɽͥͥȁɕѽȰMеAɔ́ɽ)ɕȁѡЁՑ́əɵ ՔԁM̸͡Qͽ)ɕ͍ɽЁ͕ɅٕՔȁȸ )MеAɔ́չݽɭ́M9]PѕѥЃLѥ)ݡѕ́́ȁȁɅЁɕЁ͕ѥ̰͍̃L)əѱ䁙ȁȁəɵ̸ͭq%ӊéչѼɔ)ѡȁɕtMеAɔ̸ͅqȁӊéЁɅ)ɽѠt]ݽɭɽɕ̰͕ͥ́͡)եͽ́ɽչͥѽѕݥѠ)͕́ɥ͕ɝ䁽̵͠M1ՅՑ̰)́͡չѡ͔ѽ́ݽɬݕݥѠٕѡȁՅ)̻ͭqQeхЁͅ她ѡѽ䁉Ѽ͠ӊe)ѡ͔ݥ́ȁѡȁѕ̳t̸͡ͅ()!ȁٽɥєɥ́Ց͕Ց́ѡѥʹ)մѥѥɅѥٔѽѕMɥѕ́ѡ)Ս́Ѽ܁̵͕ɥ́ɽєՑеɕ)ѵɔɅՑ́Ѽхиq'e͕ٔ)ݡ͔Յ́ѕݡѥѥ)ѡȁɽɕ̳ͥt̸͡ͅqQЁѼ́)ѽݡݡٕ́ɉ́ѥѕ̸%ӊe)饹ݽəհѡѼ͕t)9܁ɵ́ɕͥ)MеAɔ́ɕٕٕͥѥٔɽѡɕ͍ѕ)́͡Ʌ́ѼЁѡ̵͔͕Ʌѕ̰̰́͡ѡ͔)ɽєѡͥѥɽѥѥqQ́݅ЁѼ)ЁЁѡ䁩յɥЁt̸͡ͅq%Ё́Ёͥȁȁѡ)ѕ̰͔ѡՑ́ɔѕɕѕɔձ䁕tM9]PѕѥЁMեYɝͼѕЁѼ܁́)ѡɽեչѥ]Ѡݼəɵ)ɕ̰Yɝ͕́ȁɽɕͥ́)ݥѠɥM1Յq]хЁݥѠɕ)ɹѡ̰ͥ́́ͽչ̰ѡݔ)܁ѡՑ́Ѽɕєٕ́ȁѡ͔tYɝ̸ͅ ѡ)ȁɕ̰ͥѡՑ́ٔɹѼͥձ)ɕéq%ӊéѡȁ݅Ѽչєɕ́ѡ)͕ٕ̳tYɝ̰ͅѡЁѡ́́ɽٕѡȁ͕հ݅Ѽ)M0Ց́ɕݥѠѥʹ1ɹѡɽ՝ѡ)M9]PɽɅͻeЁѡɽYɝ̻q-́х)ݡЁѡ䁱ɹ͡ɔЁݥѠѡȁ̳t̸͡ͅq$)Ё́ɕЁлt)M̰Mѽɥ́Á1ɸ5ɔ) ɔ1̈́٥́M9]Pѕѥа͡ѽɕѡ)ѥəɵɕЁ̰ٕ͡չ)ɽ٥ͅѥɽMٔݥѠѡѕȁѕȁəɵQɸЁQMѠ ѕˊéѕѥ́́Mѡɸ)9م]QɅɱ1ɹQɽ՝ѡ́ɽɅ٥ͥ)ܹQMѡ ѕȹ