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Hangout with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

We just heard about this four-week Google+ online class celebrating the Everly Brothers, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s first inductees!

From the Hall of Fame:

You are invited to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s award-winning education team for a special Google+ online class on the musical legacy of the Everly Brothers – 1986 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees and this year’s annual Music Masters honorees. Learn how Don and Phil Everly became the leading duo of rock and roll, transforming the country sounds of their childhood into rich harmonies and perfectly crafted songs that crossed over from country to pop and even R&B in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Each week will focus on a new topic – their role in the first wave of rock and roll, their musicianship and skill as singers, and their approach to songwriting. The class will also connect the legacy of the Everly Brothers to bands and artists on the radio today. Continue to check Google+ for resources to continue the conversation in your classroom– infographics, video demonstrations, lesson plans and other materials that you can only find at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

TITLE: CLASSROOM CONVERSATIONS: UNDERSTANDING THE EVERLY BROTHERS’ MUSICAL LEGACY This program is appropriate for middle and high school students. There is no cost to connect.

ONLINE CONVERSATION BEGINS: September 29 on Rock Hall’s Google+ Continue to check  Google+ each week for resources to continue the conversation in your classroom.

LIVE DISCUSSION WITH ROCK HALL EDUCATORS: October 20 from 12-12:45 pm CT Conversation culminates with a discussion that will be streamed live on the Rock Hall’s Google+. This discussion will be guided by questions and comments submitted by classrooms via Google+. Reservations/registration not required.

QUESTIONS? Contact the education staff at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum at education@rockhall.org.

Visiting Mrs. Claus Virtually

Mrs. Claus in 2006    

Mrs. Claus in 2006

Next week, several classes at Independence Elementary in the Francis Howell School District will take some time to talk with Mrs. Claus– over videoconference. Each each year, CESA 7 offers the connection. This program allow students the opportunity to visit with Mrs. Santa Claus. She reads a short story to the students (grades K-3 participate) and then they have the chance to ask questions about her, Santa Claus, and the North Pole. While this is a fun holiday activity, it also covers several educational standards. National Language Arts Standards for K-2 Listening and Speaking:

K. 1.0 Students listen and respond to oral communications
Gr. 1 1.1 Listen Attentively
Gr. 1 2.2 Retell stories
Gr. 2 1.1 Determine the purposes for listening
Gr. 2 1.8 Retell stories, including characters, setting, and plot

In addition, one of the state (Wisconsin) standards met is students willbe able to “give examples and explain how language, stories, folk tales, music, and other artistic creations are expressions of culture and how they convey knowledge of other peoples and cultures.”

Not bad for a 30 minute interactive connection! This year is booked up, but keep this videoconference in mind for next winter.

To learn about more holiday videoconference options (such as Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa), visit www.cilc.org and type in “holiday.”

Rescheduled Inside the Artist’s Studio Videoconference

Inside the Artist’s Studio:  
Playing Percussion with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Date:  February 19, 2008 (reserve your space by February 15)
Time:  10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m CST
Grade Levels:  Middle School & High School

What does it take to be a professional percussionist?  Is playing percussion really as much fun as it looks?  How do you create a “percussion ensemble?”  What does it take in terms of cooperation, teamwork and musical talent?  Get your answers to these questions and more as you interact with percussion musicians of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Youth Orchestra.  Join us live on the Symphony’s home stage at Powell Hall as musicians speak about what it’s like to play in the percussion section, to work both separately and as an ensemble, and to have a career as a musician.  Hear the music.  Ask your questions.  Be part of the ensemble!!

To participate as a videoconference school, contact Rebecca Morrison of Cooperating School Districts of St. Louis at rmorrison@csd.org.   MOREnet will bridge the videoconference; the reservation must be submitting to the bridge by Friday, February 15.  

To watch the program live via the web or to watch archived programs via the web, surf your computer to www.hectv.org, click on “programs” and then the “interactive” link.  To view via broadcast television on Charter Cable in St. Louis County or St. Louis City, tune in to HEC-TV, channel 26 at the program time.  Those joining via web stream and broadcast TV can e-mail their questions during the programs to live@hectv.org.  After its live presentation, each program is archived on www.hectv.org for on-demand viewing available at any time.  You can also obtain a DVD copy of the program by contacting HEC-TV at 314-531-4455.

Inside the Artist’s Studio is a free, standards-based, distance-learning education project designed to connect artists from Missouri to students.  Funded through support provide by Missouri Arts Council, the School District of Clayton, Missouri, and the St. Louis County Cable Commission, the project is structured to provide student learning across the artistic disciplines of dance, music, theatre and visual arts.  Each program will be offered live during the school day via videoconferences, Internet web streaming and broadcast programming.