Lenore Blank Kelner, a nationally-known arts integration specialist with three books to her credit, has an article in this month's Teaching Artist Journal (November 2010) entitled Miracle Moments: Tales of Arts Integration. See this short excerpt below from the Journal or click below for a PDF of the abstract. To order the full article, go the Teaching Artists Journal. In the spring, my East Coast teaching artist colleagues and I travel to New York City for a day of R and R. During the school year and throughout the summer, we each work solo--locally and nationally--helping students and teachers integrate the arts into daily classroom instruction. During our annual outing we share memorable moments from the previous year. Each year the stories vary but their theme remains the same: "Miracle Moments"-- moments that changed students, teachers and us. We listen, laugh, sigh and cry over the mysterious power of the arts in education. View abstract
Well-known through-out Maryland, Rob Levit is an accomplished jazz guitarist and composer as well as teaching artists. Click here to see one of Rob's recent community projects: Creating Communities Light House Shelter Mural Paint October 9 2010 (Annapolis). Over 30 children and almost 20 adult volunteers gathered at the new Light House Shelter facility 10 Hudson Street Annapolis Maryland to create four gorgeous murals for the clients, staff and volunteers to enjoy every day.
Joanne Miller, environmental photographer and teaching artist, is featured in an exhibition, Three Visions of Nature, at the new Kramer Gallery, Silver Spring until December 31, 2010. Joanne is also working with an exciting international project with the One Laptop Per Child nonprofit organization and her students from PhotoKids. See our Blog for more information.