Archive for July 15th, 2013


Videos with Valuable Info

July 15, 2013

Below are video links that provide information that you might find valuable and useful in your teaching.

  • Arts Integration for Deeper Learning in Middle School – Bates Middle School, Maryland. Thanks to MSAD #40 art teacher Brooke Holland for sharing this link:
  • Creativity Express Online:
  • Thanks to Banu Valladares, Arts in Ed Director, Dept. of Cultural Resources, NC, for sharing this information. An interview with Gustavo Dudamel about El Sistema.
    As principal conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony, Dudamel opened the door to starting up the renowned Venezuelan musical education programme El Sistema in Sweden. The world-famous conductor is the product of El Sistema in Venezuela, where he was music director of the Simón Bolívar national youth orchestra in Caracas. His message is that music must reach out to all citizens, to all children, as a basic human right. Music makes us grow as human beings.
  • Thanks to Shannon Campbell, Stonington Deer Isle elementary art teacher and MAAI teacher  leader for sharing this link:
  • Thanks to Peter Bernard for information about the IBM researchers and their development of a little (no pun intended) movie created entirely from manipulating atoms.
  • YoYoMa Streamed live on Apr 8, 2013. Drawing on his training as a musician and what he has learned traveling the world for more than 30 years as a touring performer, Yo-Yo Ma discussed where in nature, society, and human interactions we can find the greatest creativity, and what we can all do to help students grow up to be contributing and committed citizens. Joining Yo-Yo Ma for the performance portions of the lecture were: bagpiper and pianist Cristina Pato, jooker Lil’ Buck, MusiCorps wounded warriors: Specialist Nathan Kalwicki, Lance Corporal Josh Cawthorn, Sergeant Rex Tharp, Corporal Marcus Dandrea, Lance Corporal Tim Donley, teaching artist Greg Loman and founder Arthur Bloom.In addition to remarks by Yo-Yo Ma, speakers also included Victoria Reggie Kennedy; Bob Lynch, President & CEO of Americans for the Arts President; and Abel Lopez, Chair of the Board of Americans for the Arts and Associate Producing Director of GALA Hispanic Theater. The Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy is a leading national forum for arts policy intended to stimulate dialogue on policy and social issues affecting the arts. It is held each year on the evening before Arts Advocacy Day at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.The annual lecture is named for Nancy Hanks, former president of Americans for the Arts and chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, who devoted 15 years of her professional life to bringing the arts to prominent national consciousness.
  • Music teacher is part of the Maine Marimba Ensemble and also played at this year’s TED Dirigo. The performance is available at:
  • The Ventures, a rock band from the 50′ s and 60’s, had a hit song called “Walk, Don’t Run.” Their original 17 year
    old drummer left after 8 months and went into the Air Force. He’s now a four star General. He came back to play with them again, in uniform……
  • Thanks to Kal Elmore, Bangor High School art teacher, for sharing this link:
  • Thanks to Leah Olson, Hampden Academy art teacher and MAAI teacher leader for sharing this link:
  • Thanks to Jeff Beaudry, USM professor and MAAI leadership team member, for sharing this resource: Music animation of Mozart:
  • Art Van Program on Your Hometown on Fox23:
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