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Hip hop, guitars and SEL joined K-12 music classes as school closures required educators to explore new tools for learning in online classes.
A growing number of K-12 music programs have been adding hip hop, electronic dance and other popular music to their repertoires in an effort to becoming more “learner-centered.”
Music can play a major role in helping students cope with school closures and other coronavirus disruptions—and give them more control over their learning.
During online learning, music teachers can help students develop the skills needed on the engineering side of the music business, such as using digital tools to record themselves.
What equity-driven school improvement looks like in Mount Vernon, New York: themed high schools, full prekindergarten, revamped middle school and health care.
A private school teacher has been dressing up in costumes for the beginning of each class since the week of March 16.
Hands-on arts projects are increasingly being integrated into STEAM classrooms and curricula through collaborative learning spaces, makerspaces, robotics, multidisciplinary projects and virtual learning opportunities.
With the help of his students, Hubert Ham put esports on the map at Alexander Dawson School. It came with a worthwhile price: learning, not just playing.
School music classes rely deeply on students performing together, and ed-tech, student voice and SEL are keeping online learning alive while schools are closed.
Schoolwide music instruction is having a big impact in raising test scores as K-12 leaders make the case for more robust programs in lower-income districts.
San Gabriel USD's Music Immersion Experience—the 2019 Districts of Distinction grand prize honoree—teaches every first-grader the violin, and test scores are improving.