As part of the TeachRock program, Steven Van Zandt, will be visiting Orangethorpe School on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. TeachRock is a national curriculum initiative for students in grades K-12, created to address the challenges of an environment in which schools face cuts to arts funding. Along with Bruce Sprinsteen, Bono, Martin Scorcese, and Jackson Browne, Steven Van Zandt started the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation which is the parent organization of TeachRock.
TeachRock includes interdisciplinary, arts-driven materials designed to keep students engaged and in school. The curriculum is available to educators at no cost and includes lesson plans, historical resources, and multimedia support materials, all in alignment with national and state educational standards. It is designed to help teachers engage students by connecting the history of popular music to classroom work across disciplines.
“As the flagship TeachRock Partner School, Orangethorpe School has embraced the power of arts integration in the classroom. The Teach Rock Arts Integration Specialist has not only built lessons, but also lasting relationships with our teachers, resulting in a true art awakening at Orangethorpe. Our teachers feel empowered to adapt the lessons for their students' levels and the students love using Rock and Roll as a medium for learning. We are so excited to show the world how Teach Rock has positively impacted our school!” stated Dr. Ginger Frady, Principal at Orangethorpe School.