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Inventing Our Future: Summer Institute for Educators

Arts | May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Inventing Our Future: Summer Institute for Educators

Join KQED, SFMOMA, the Alameda County Office of Education, local artists and educators for the Integrated Learning Summer Institute, August 13-15, 2013 at Chabot Space and Science Center. All educators are welcome to register. Plenary speakers will include Spark-featured artists Favianna Rodriguez and Rhodessa Jones.

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Performing Arts Institute for Educators June 2013

Arts | May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Performing Arts Institute for Educators June 2013

Join us this summer, June 10-12, for a dynamic professional development institute focused on performing arts integration in the classroom. Educators will spend three days at the East Bay Center for Performing Arts working directly with professional artists to learn new skills and ideas for incorporating music, dance and theater into their curricula while addressing Common Core state standards. They will also discover new media-rich resources KQED and PBS, including a new arts video series made specifically for a student audience.

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BAYMN FEST 2013 — June 1 & 2

Bay Area Youth Media Network | May 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

BAYMN FEST 2013 — June 1 & 2

On June 1 & 2, the Bay Area Youth Media Network (BAYMN) in partnership with KQED will present BAYMN FEST, a free two-day interactive showcase of media produced by young folks ages 12-24, hosted at the San Francisco Public Library.

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How to Make Narrated Slideshows for Arts Education (self-paced)

Arts | April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to Make Narrated Slideshows for Arts Education (self-paced)

Nearly every student who is in school today will enter the workforce needing skills in media production. From social media to YouTube videos, many industries will require a knowledge of how to leverage online platforms. In the arts classroom, media production is a dynamic way for students to gain these technical skills, while also practicing aesthetic valuing, design thinking, communication, and creative writing. All of these skills can be cultivated through the use of media-making projects. For this reason, student media-making projects are an excellent way to introduce these 21st century proficiencies.

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In the Studio with Kirsten Lepore

Art School | April 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Studio with Kirsten Lepore

Kirsten Lepore is an artist and filmmaker who works with different animation techniques, including stop-motion animation and claymation. Creating personal short films and animated segments for clients such as Yo Gabba Gabba, Whole Foods, and MTV, Lepore is known for her hand-fabricated film sets and characters made from an eclectic mix of materials including clay, food, sand and snow.

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Meet the Alphabet Rockers!

Arts | March 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Meet the Alphabet Rockers!

We recently met a group of educators known as the Alphabet Rockers and started jamming to their YouTube videos, including this one called Shape Rap that helps young students learn their shapes, and encourages them to recognize common shapes in the real world. Each of the Alphabet Rockers videos is accompanied by multiple classroom activities […]

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Stop Motion Animation and Scientific Transformations

Arts | March 11, 2013 | 4 Comments

Stop Motion Animation and Scientific Transformations

A group of educators recently completed a KQED workshop, stop motion animation in the elementary classroom. Our focus was on creating stop motion animation films to demonstrate scientific concepts and transformations. While some teachers used animation to represent plant growth and weather patterns, others created videos for use in other subject areas, such as Spanish […]

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In and Out of Shadows – Stories about Undocumented Youth

ESL Insights | February 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

In and Out of Shadows – Stories about Undocumented Youth

Courtesy The Marsh Immigration reform is center stage right now – a top priority for President Obama’s second term in office. It is also centre stage for so many young people, many of our students here in California, who may be among the 11 million people in the U.S. without documents. They either came to […]

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In the Classroom: A SLANT Approach to Learning at the Paul Revere School

In the Classroom | January 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

In the Classroom: A SLANT Approach to Learning at the Paul Revere School

Cynthia Vasquez teaches her Pre-K students at the Paul Revere School in San Francisco with the methodology of learning through play. Her approach is influenced by a group of teachers from the San Francisco Unified School District’s SLANT (Science, Literacy, Arts, and Technology) program where she explores ways of integrating each of these disciplines into […]

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“Wows and Wonders” at Glenview Elementary

Arts | December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Wows and Wonders” at Glenview Elementary

Arts educator and recording artist Jahi recently shared an inspiring new video with us that gives an overview of his artist residency at Glenview Elementary School in Oakland, and his philosophy about arts education. He mentions PBS’s Art:21 as a resource that inspires his teaching practice. Jahi teaches both visual art and music, and inspires […]

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