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Enhance Arts Exploration with PBS LearningMedia Arts Collections

PBS LearningMedia | November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Enhance Arts Exploration with PBS LearningMedia Arts Collections

In this educast find a sampling of free special curated arts collections containing media resources around themes and big ideas. Find more free classroom media resources at pbslearningmedia.org Makers This collection of video segments and lesson plans focuses on “making” in science, technology, and the arts. Teachers can use these resources to encourage do-it-yourself and hands-on […]

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Explore Historic Murals with KQED’s “Let’s Get Lost” App

What's New in Arts! | November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Explore Historic Murals with KQED’s “Let’s Get Lost” App

Check out KQED’s new app that allows you to learn about and explore San Francisco’s New Deal-Era murals on location at Coit Tower, Rincon Annex, and SF City College. Diego Rivera and Anton Refregier were two of the most prolific muralists in San Francisco at the time, and they worked with a legion of others to create large-scale in San Francisco.

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Online Conversation on the State of Jazz Education

Arts | May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Online Conversation on the State of Jazz Education

Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Esperanza Spalding is the star of a new generation of jazz musicians who are breaking down barriers and introducing new audiences to the world of jazz. Spalding credits her early jazz education with longtime teacher and mentor—trumpeter Thara Memory—with giving her a foundation in the music that has changed her […]

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Three Innovative Arts Education Resources

Arts | January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Three Innovative Arts Education Resources

Check out three of our favorite resources focused on visual arts in education: Red Studio is the Museum of Modern’s Arts interactive and collaborative project with high school students in New York City. Exploring “issues and questions raised by teens about today’s modern art, working artists, and what goes on behind the scenes at a […]

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Music & Dance at the East Bay Center for Performing Arts

Arts | July 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Music & Dance at the East Bay Center for Performing Arts

This summer, KQED Education held a music and dance workshop for educators in partnership with the East Bay Center for Performing Arts in Richmond, a state-of-the-art space with multiple rehearsal rooms, a theater, and a rich history of dedication to youth performers and teaching artists. Focusing on KQED media about musicians such as Walter Kitundu […]

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Music Production in the Classroom

Arts | April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Music Production in the Classroom

Please welcome digital media teacher Matt Koons to EdSpace. We met at a KQED Education event last fall, and I wanted to hear more about his students’ music production projects, which reminded me of our inspiring KQED Spark videos about young music-makers such as the students from they Bay Area Unity Music Project, and singer/songwriter […]

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History through Art & Film: Willie Mays

Arts | February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

History through Art & Film: Willie Mays

Please welcome History teacher Rob Curry to Ed Space. He recently participated in our workshop where we spent a day at MoAD learning about historical representation through art and film, and later worked at KQED to create short films about missing voices or stories in history. Rob created a film about Willie Mays and the […]

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History through Art & Film

Arts | January 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

History through Art & Film

Join KQED Education and The Museum of the African Diaspora for a three-part educator workshop about art, history, and making media. Participants will spend an inspirational day at MoAD studying the current exhibition, Collected: Stories of Acquisition and Reclamation, and discover how history has been conveyed through art and images. We will spend time in […]

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Home is Where the Art Is

Arts | January 9, 2012 | 14 Comments

Home is Where the Art Is

How do artists interpret personal histories and cultural traditions to create a point of inquiry into current events and contemporary life? How do you create common experiences for all students in a diverse classroom? Is it possible to sail a Spanish galleon made of manila folders to Hog Island? These questions and more will be […]

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