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Taconic students take a hands-on approach with 'The Scarlet Letter'

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PITTSFIELD -- "It's an example of things you don't expect to work out as well as they do," said Kim Simpson, an English teacher at Taconic High School.
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Video: Writer’s Block - The New Yorker

Video: Writer’s Block - The New Yorker | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
A visit to a writing group at a prison outside of Detroit, where some inmates may be able to renegotiate their cases under new laws affecting juvenile life-without-parole sentencing.
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In this correctional facility north of Detroit, the men meet in a poetry group, two hours each week.

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Learning Through Tinkering

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If we want children to be independent thinkers, we should give them the tools — and the challenges — to figure stuff out for themselves.
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Montana Indian Poetry and Culture

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Historian, teacher, and poet Joseph McGeshick talks about Montana’s Native American poets and about what’s happening on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.
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Copy and paste this pdf in your browser:

http://opi.mt.gov/PDF/IndianEd/Search/Language%20Arts/Secondary_BirthrightPoetry.pdf

 

You will be able to download this excellent book with poems, prompts, and information about the poets included in this book of contemporary Montana Indian Poetry.

Title: Birthright: Born to Poetry: A Collection of Montana Indian Poetry.

 

It says it's geared towards secondary school, but some of the poems are easily adaptable for younger grades.

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National Poetry Month: Useful Resources for Teachers and Students

National Poetry Month: Useful Resources for Teachers and Students | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
In honor of National Poetry Month in April, Matt Davis has put together a list of useful poetry links for educators, including resources from the web, Edutopia's most popular poetry-themed blogs, and other quick reads.
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The Power of Poetry in Primary Classrooms

The Power of Poetry in Primary Classrooms | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
Poetry is an effective tool for broadening elementary students' reading choices, strengthening sentence-level skills, teaching ELLs about English, and reinforcing learning across many subjects.
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Arts education connects students to learning

Arts education connects students to learning | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
The elementary schools at Jackson Local are participating in a unique arts program called Connect the Arts.
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Young Louisville Percussionists Love Led Zeppelin — And Jimmy Page Loves Them

Young Louisville Percussionists Love Led Zeppelin — And Jimmy Page Loves Them | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
Diane Downs teaches music to the Louisville Leopard Percussionists in Kentucky. She says she hopes the kids feel like rock stars now that a video of their Led Zeppelin medley went viral on YouTube.
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Writing Your Way to Happiness

Writing Your Way to Happiness | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles that stand in the way of better health.
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Intersection of Arts Education and Special Education


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Julie Palkowski's curator insight, January 14, 2:36 PM

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and it's affiliate VSA, assembled 50 national leaders in arts education and special education in July 2012. This group gathered to examine how their two fields intersect to provide support for K-12th grade students with disabilities. Read more about their discussions...

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Kids explore history through own graphic novels

Kids explore history through own graphic novels | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
The fourth-graders at Aiken Elementary School have been studying the period that brought the United States into nationhood.
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Rama Mani - A Performance Artist of the Spirit

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Rama Mani - A Performance Artist of the Spirit
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Singing for peace and social justice.

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ESL Journal - Poetry in the Language Classroom to Assist in Development of Speaking Skill

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A Conversation with a Nakoda/Assiniboine Poet

A Conversation with a Nakoda/Assiniboine Poet | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
During this program, Minerva Allen talks with TWQ producer Chérie Newman about her role as a guardian of tribal culture. She also reads from her collection
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Celebrating National Poetry Month | Scholastic.com

Celebrating National Poetry Month | Scholastic.com | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
Are you looking for an interactive activity to assist you as you teach poetry during National Poetry Month? The Academy of American Poets presents Dear Poet, a multimedia education project that...
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Transforming Silence: Poetry and Performance

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Teaching poetry becomes a powerful group activity through individual and communal observation and explanation, creative response to poems read aloud, and celebrating student work.
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Classical KUSC Hansel & Gretel Learning about Opera!: An Interactive Education Experience

Classical KUSC Hansel & Gretel Learning about Opera!: An Interactive Education Experience | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
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9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again

9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it

T.H.E. Journal asked educators for the most creative storytelling apps available, and we did a little digging on our own, too. The tools and apps we found turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers with each tool bringing its own powerful mechanism for transforming the traditional narrative--both inside and outside the classroom...


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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 7:19 PM

Lots of new tools to play with!

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, March 2, 11:24 AM

while I haven't tried these apps, it's a great selection of giving your novel am visual summary.  Anything to breathe some life into that synopsis eh? I'll def. Be checking the, out

Charlie Dare's curator insight, March 6, 6:28 AM

Lucky IT students of today ~

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Arts Program Shows Promise in Special Ed. Classes

Arts Program Shows Promise in Special Ed. Classes | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
Fueled by a federal "innovation" grant, the initiative aims to improve the academic, socialization, and communications skills of students with severe cognitive and behavioral needs.
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Integrating Arts to Improve Academics

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At Findley Elementary School in Des Moines, art teacher Lisa Hesse begins her morning class by standing with her students in a circle as relaxing music
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‘Melody’

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In this short documentary, students in a youth orchestra program in Chile pursue music to escape poverty.
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Become a slam poet in five steps - Gayle Danley

Become a slam poet in five steps - Gayle Danley | Creatively Teaching: Arts Integration | Scoop.it
With
enough passion and practice, becoming a slam poet is within your reach.
Explore a distant memory on paper, then read it out loud. Edit. Try
reading it out loud again, and add your finishing touches. Gayle Danley
offers five steps to being a slam poet -- while being downright poetic
in the process.
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