The Arts

11 Posts authored by: tabryant

Have you ever wanted to take a Latin Dance class but didn't have enough time? Download our newest Five(ish) Minute Dance Lesson and you can learn the Merengue, Salsa, and Bachata anywhere!

 

Lesson 1 is up: iTunes - Podcasts - Five(ish) Minute Dance Lesson: Latin Dance by ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network

The HD version is here: iTunes - Podcasts - Five(ish) Minute Dance Lesson: Latin Dance by ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network

 

Please take the time to leave a review! As always, we welcome feedback from the Thinkfinity Community!

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is accepting nominations for the 2013 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards – a series of annual grants that recognize inspiring teachers across the United States.  The awards were created in honor of Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday and were initiated and funded through the support of Freddie and Myrna Gershon. Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim frequently attributes his success to the teachers in his life. The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards are presented each year on Sondheim’s birthday – March 22 – to a handful of teachers, kindergarten through college, who are nominated via the Kennedy Center website (www.kennedy-center.org/sondheimteacherawards).

 

By spotlighting the extraordinary impact teachers have on the lives of their students, the awards celebrate the teaching profession, the important role of teachers in society, and seek to inspire others to pursue this noble profession. Along with the $10,000 Award, the selected teachers are showcased on the Kennedy Center website.

 

Nominees must be legal residents of the United States who currently teach or have taught in a K-12 school, college, or university in the United States. Teachers of all grade levels and subject areas are eligible. To nominate a teacher, you must be at least 18 years of age and must have been the Nominee’s student. Nominations can be a written, audio, or video story. All required materials must be submitted online or postmarked by Sunday, December 16, 2012. For more information, official rules, and nomination information, visit the website: www.kennedy-center.org/sondheimteacherawards

 

The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teachers Awards also maintains Teachers Change Lives (www.facebook.com/TeachersChangeLives); a Facebook page dedicated to sharing stories about great moments with great teachers. Be inspired, join the movement, and spread the word: Teachers Change Lives!


Heroes exist in history, movies, and comic books, but also in our own communities and even our own homes. From firefighters to Olympic athletes, soldiers to even the heroes in ourselves, heroes are all around us. In our newest podcast series, listen to how composers celebrate the accomplishments of famous heroes through music; and think about what it takes to be a hero, and how to know a hero when you see (and hear) one!


You can download the "Summon the Heroes!" podcast here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/summon-the-heroes!/id566672853

Be sure to leave a review!

 

You can also visit ARTSEDGE for the online performance guide and related resources! http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/students/kc-connections/series/cuesheet/121017-ypc-heroes.aspx

 

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Finding Science in the Arts

Posted by tabryant Sep 26, 2012

At some point during the school year, parents may find their kids struggling with picking a subject for their science (fair) project. Ever consider merging the arts with science? Choosing an experiment that focuses on the arts equips a child with critical thinking skills and broadens her artistic abilities and understanding.  Need some ideas? Read our Family Feature, ARTSEDGE: Finding Science in the Arts.

 

As always, we welcome feedback from the Thinkfinity Community!

 

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ARTSEDGE had the chance to sit down with Garry Golden, who talked with us about the future of arts experiences, the role of educators, careers in the arts, and the impact of emerging technology on the arts. Visit ARTSEDGE to watch the interviews at: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/multimedia/series/VideoStories/garry-golden.aspx

 

Or go to iTunes and download the podcast series here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/garry-golden-on-future-arts/id542377038?mt=2

 

As always, we welcome feedback from the Thinkfinity Community!

 

Celebrate the Fourth of July with our latest audio story, Unpacking our National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner! You'll learn about the history of "The Star-Spangled Banner," the countless ways it has been adapted by musicians, and the special role it played during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

 

You can download Unpacking our National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner through iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unpacking-our-national-anthem/id539511801?i=117369505. Please also take a second to rate and review the podcast.

 

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It's officially summertime, which means school's out for most kids across the nation. What plans do you have to keep the kids' "I'm bored"-s at bay before it's back-to-school season?

 

Check out the ARTSEDGE feature "Summer Boredom Busters" for fun arts-oriented suggestions for kids of all ages. You can read the article here: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/families/at-home/now-playing/summer-boredom-busters.aspx

 

As always, we welcome all feedback from the Thinkfinity Community!

 

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When you think of the arts, you may immediately think of words like "creativity" and "imagination." But what about "self-esteem"? This  article focuses on five ways that studying the arts can boost a child's self-esteem. You can read "What the Arts Can Do For Your Child" here: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/families/at-home/supporting-young-artists/what-the-arts-can-do.aspx. And let us know  other ways the arts can improve a child's confidence.

 

As always, we welcome feedback from the Thinkfinity Community!

May's almost over, which means summer's coming and students will be transitioning from one grade to the next. If thoughts about college are on the horizon, read our "Sorting Out College Confusion" article to help your arts-inclined student find a good college match.

 

You can read the article here: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/families/at-home/supporting-young-artists/college-confusion.aspx

 

As always, we encourage and welcome feedback from the Thinkfinity Community!

 

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ARTSEDGE has a family feature perfect for recognizing April as National Humor Month. The article "For the Love of Comedy" includes tips for how parents can support their child's interest in comedy and foster positive ways to make others laugh.

 

You can read the article here: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/families/at-home/supporting-young-artists/for-the-love-of-comedy.aspx

And make sure to check out our other tagged "comedy" content.

 

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http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/families/at-home/supporting-young-artists/kids-classical-countdown.aspx


ARTSEDGE presents a new Families feature, "Kids' Classical Countdown."

 

This article provides a top ten list of  masterpieces that parents can share with their children to bolster their child's knowledge of classical music and broaden their knowledge of music in general. "Kids' Classical Countdown" includes clips of the music selections you can listen to while reading about pieces you should know and have heard before (but didn't know what they were).

 

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