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Breakdance Your Way Into the World of STEAM Education

posted on April 30, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Breakdance Your Way Into the World of STEAM Education
What do beatboxing and breakdancing have to do with education? As it turns out, a lot more than you might think! Take a creative turn in your class this week and introduce your students to Rashidi Omari, the co-director of the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company at the Destiny Arts Center in Oakland, CA. This violence prevention and arts education organization has been serving youth ages 3-18 for 22 years in a mission to end isolation,... Read More

An Art Teacher's Perspective of Media and the Arts

posted on December 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM

An Art Teacher's Perspective of Media and the Arts
Off Book explores cutting edge arts and the artists that make it. Breaking the mold of the definition of art, Off Book  explores the avant-garde, the experimental and the underground art forms that are supported by online communities. The bi-weekly, web exclusive series includes episodes on typography, steampunk, internet culture, video game art and more. All of these videos may help support a variety of interests your students could... Read More

When Science and Art Collide

posted on July 5, 2012 at 9:34 AM

STEM or STEAM? When we talk about science, technology, engineering, and math, are there truly four individual, separate subject areas or can there be overlap? Is it advantageous if these subjects are segregated or can education benefit when these four subjects are somehow linked? Now, today, many education experts want to throw an 'a' into the mix, combining arts education with STEM. Not many would agree that the arts in STEAM should be... Read More

Why Teach the Arts?

posted on November 29, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Why Teach the Arts?
The arts are cross-curricular. An English teacher can show a performance of Patrick Stewart playing Macbeth. A history teacher can tie a rock and roll clip to women’s rights. Likewise, a math teacher can show the deep level of mathematical computer programming skills, in addition to creativity and artistic skills, that are required by independent developers to create video games. Kids sometimes will have an interest in a particular... Read More

Help! I'm an American Literature Teacher. What Resources Do You Have for Me?

posted on October 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Help! I'm an American Literature Teacher. What Resources Do You Have for Me?
As an English teacher, it's easy to repeat yourself year after year. You may teach The Great Gatsby, because the novel is an integral piece of American literature that helps your students explore the ideas of the "American Dream" in ways that other pieces of literature cannot. When is it time to reinvigorate your curriculum with new resources, however? When should you exchange that same mimeographed handout from 30 years ago with other... Read More

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