Virtual Classroom: Multi-literacy tools for all!

Goal: $ 81000

No of Donation: 4

 

 

Goal: $ 81000
Amount Raised: $ 2050
Remaining : $ 78950
No of Donation : 4
Category : Education
Url : http://www.storytapestries.com/
Contact Number : 301 916 6328
Address : 13641 Winterspoon Lane
State : Germantown
City : MD
Country : US
Zipcode : 20874

Challenge

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has stated the dropout rate is "unsustainably high for a knowledge-based economy and still unacceptably high in our African-American, Latino, and Native-American communities." There are many challenges to change these facts. Communities struggle to find the right resources, and to afford them. Some communities are so remote they simply do not have access to experts that can provide hands-on assistance. We'll create a virtual classroom for students everywhere.

Solution

Mission: Exposing the community, nationally and internationally to the concept of arts integration as a multi-faceted arts approach that seeks to affect all aspects of our life on a daily basis. Arts Integration as taught by Story Tapestries serves to develop the total person, social-emotional, intellectual and physical. Utilizing an arts integrated approach specifically tailored to the needs of each community, Story Tapestries teaches and demonstrates through performances and workshops the tools necessary for integrating the arts. * We will utilize and build upon a world-class network of artists, educators, and community members dedicated towards advocating and implementing the concept of arts integration. * We will expose audiences of children and adults to new, proven methods of arts integration through performances, installations and educational experiences produced and executed by Story Tapestries. Vision: Story Tapestries' purpose is to use the vehicle of the arts to establish a sustainable, national organization that connects and trains a world-class network of artists, educators, and community members. We seek to empower, educate and encourage children and adults to integrate the arts into all aspects of their lives. Lastly, we work with all of these groups to think about, question, reflect on, converse with and develop themselves and their local/global communities.
We are very excited to launch a brand new website that offers curated arts-integrated lessons and activities for educators, parents and concerned adults. Arts-based multiple literacy techniques can reach learners in every classroom, household and community. This new tool will put valuable lessons at the fingertips of users, organized for easy search by subject area and age group. Expert Story Tapestries artists will give direct feedback, answer questions, and offer online courses.

Long-Term Impact

Key resources will be provided for free, others for a nominal $3/month membership fee. These materials will increase opportunities for participants to utilize the arts-based tools available through Story Tapestries. We will also create opportunities using technology for more remote communities to receive high-quality training. These combined services will help us achieve our mission to build a framework for success. Schools and homes in every community will have access to educational tools.

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