MISSION AND VALUES
Window On a Wider World is dedicated to enriching the education of Texas Panhandle students through arts, science and cultural experiences.
Window On a Wider World has been created to maintain a dynamic arts and cultural education program that meets the needs of children and schools throughout the Texas Panhandle. The WOWW program will magnify the impact of every child’s learning experience in and out of the classroom by facilitating the process for teachers to integrate arts and cultural programming across the curriculum, thus enriching the education of our students by integrating these experiences into the core curriculum of math, science, language arts and social studies.
From the beginning of the fundraising process to build the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, the board, staff and donors realized there was an opportunity to make a tremendous impact on how our children learn through and with arts and cultural programming. During construction over $1.3 million was given to the future education program, and nationwide research was initiated to find a successful program of arts education for children.
After several metamorphoses, ArtsPartners, a program of Big Thought in Dallas, Texas, was chosen as the program to model. During this process, donors from throughout the area expressed interest in supporting an education program that would benefit children in rural areas. Due to this interest and support, WOWW will benefit every elementary school student in the Texas Panhandle.
OUR GOALS FOR THE FUTURE
Integrate arts and cultural programming into the core curriculum
Conduct ongoing research to measure the success of Window On a Wider World
Ensure funding to sustain Window On a Wider World