The Art of Teaching the Arts: Principles of Artful Teaching
The program opens with teachers sharing passionate insights about why they teach the arts to young people. Then short classroom segments illustrate how arts teachers employ seven “principles of artful teaching” to meet the needs and imaginations of their students. Participants explore how these principles can affect their own teaching. Subsequent sessions will examine each principle in depth, with examples from dance, music, theatre, and visual art.
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Developing Students as Artists
In this session, participants explore how arts teachers help students develop knowledge and fundamental skills while weaving in opportunities for creativity and independence. First, a dance teacher gives senior students leadership responsibilities and coaches them in their choreography projects. Then a theatre teacher mentors stagecraft students who are responsible for the technical aspects of a dance concert. In an intermediate visual art course, a teacher builds on students’ prior learning i
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Addressing the Diverse Needs of Students
Arts teachers are aware of and respond to the many differences they find among their students. In this session, participants meet a visiting theatre artist who takes advantage of the different backgrounds and learning styles of ninth-graders to help them understand and embrace the playwriting process. A visual art teacher brings together honors art students and students with disabilities, so they can learn from each other. As a music teacher works with different classes, she addresses needs comm
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Fostering Genuine Communication
Arts teachers communicate with students, and students communicate with each other, in respectful ways that encourage communication of original ideas through the arts. In this session, participants meet a dance teacher whose students draw choreographic inspiration from poetry and sign language. A visual art teacher gives her commercial art class a fanciful assignment that enables them to communicate a concrete idea through several visual media. A theatre teacher encourages student interaction aro
The Art of Teaching the Arts: Making the Most of Community Resources
Arts teachers develop relationships with community members and organizations by bringing artists into the classroom, taking students beyond school walls, and asking students to draw inspiration from the voices of their community. In this session, participants see a guest choreographer who challenges the students with her working style and expectations. A visiting theatre artist helps playwriting students
develop monologues based on interviews with people in the neighborhood. A visual art t
Could the Hobby Lobby Ruling Unleash a ‘Parade of Horribles’?
Wharton’s Amy Sepinwall discusses the potential impact of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling on businesses, employees and consumers.
The Hobby of Chess
MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual Field Tips for Kids introduces you to August in this kid-friendly video about the joy of learning to play chess. For more video podcasts for kids by kids to to our website
Rhythmic Movement Routines Created by 4th & 5th Graders
Results of a PE assignment in which students were asked to create rhythmic routines set to music. Didn't have to be dance, could have been tumbling, martial arts, juggling... This video demonstrates different types of rhythmic movements that can be copied. (9:22)
1.017 Computing and Data Analysis for Environmental Applications (MIT)
This subject is a computer-oriented introduction to probability and data analysis. It is designed to give students the knowledge and practical experience they need to interpret lab and field data. Basic probability concepts are introduced at the outset because they provide a systematic way to describe uncertainty. They form the basis for the analysis of quantitative data in science and engineering. The MATLAB® programming language is used to perform virtual experiments and to analyze real-wo
Homeschooling Tips : Registering for Homeschool for Florida Online High
Register a homeschool student for Florida Virtual School by logging onto the Internet for information and registration guidelines.
Linda Wooldridge has been homeschooling since 1998, and she has been on the PPEA board for three years as the orientation coordinator for Pinellas County.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
Parts of a Story (in Song)
This is a good (and fun) way for younger learners (K-3) to learn the parts of a story in song. This video features a song from the HeidiSongs "Little Songs for Language Arts, Singable Books and Seasonal Fun!" music CD. (01:56)
Ghana Slave Dungeon
Built by European traders in the 17th century, Ghana's Cape Coast Castle was the point of departure for the countless numbers of Africans who were sent to the New World as free labor for the colonies. Join Explore founder Charles Annenberg Weingarten on a virtual tour of the slave dungeon, and witness the horrific conditions the captives were forced to endure while waiting to be sent across the Atlantic. Run time 04:31.
Using Microsoft Access To Organize Your Life
Lean the basic functions of Microsoft Excel. A virtual walk through on creating a database, form, running a query and more. (7:03)
"Market Women's Cries" Poem by Jonathan Swift
A virtual movie (portrait sitting in chair with book) of Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) "reading" one of his much loved poems "Market Women's Cries". This poem is a good example of Jonathan Swift as satirist. (1:12)
The Arts in Every Classroom: Building on New Ideas
More documentary segments show further work by the team members with their students, among themselves, and with colleagues. The end-of-year discussions continue, with team members reflecting on how their new initiatives in the arts have affected them and their schools, and offering advice for other teachers who want to bring the arts into their own classrooms.
Connecting With the Arts: What Roles Do Students Take On?
This program examines the artistic process of creating, performing, and responding. Participants will see students assuming the roles of researcher, writer, designer, director, performer, and critic.
Changing with the Tide
The Changing with the Tide lesson plan is written around a role-play activity in which students learn about and act out the behavior of plants and animals in a salt marsh habitat as the tides change. An unusual feature of salt marshes is the dramatic daily change in stresses and interactions that the organisms face. On this Starting Point page, teachers can find learning goals, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment hints and references and resources dealing with this exercise.
Anglo-Saxons and the Beowulf Epic
This video (audio is a bit unclear in some parts) is about the connection between the Old English heroic epic poem Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons who settled in England. The story of Beowulf, the warrior who slew the monster, Grendel, is about Danes and Swedes. How did it become Britain’s national epic?
In this story behind the movie, Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons, step back in time to the Dark Ages. Take a virtual trip to the story’s setting, in Scandinavia, to s
Head-mounted display projects onto the retina
Apart from industrial applications, this display could be used in AR technology, combining the real and virtual worlds. This is a video that should generate interest for advanced technology students.
Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece (Part 1 of 5) This video looks at the Palace of Knossos and the history behind the palace. Today the remains of the palace can still be seen. Video shows the ruins of the palace and a virtual model of what they think the palace looked like. The palace covered 20,000 square yards. Discussion of The Oracle of Delphi is started in this video. The oracle is the mysterious powers that Delphi contained. Video is
This video looks at the Palace of Knossos and the history behind the palace. Today the remains of the palace can still be seen. Video shows the ruins of the palace and a virtual model of what they think the palace looked like. The palace covered 20,000 square yards. Discussion of The Oracle of Delphi is started in this video. The oracle is the mysterious powers that Delphi contained. Video is