The Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame Partners with Steven Van Zandt’s TeachRock
Launched by Stevie Van Zandt and the Founders Board of Bono, Jackson Browne, Martin Scorsese, and Bruce Springsteen, TeachRock.org provides free, standards-aligned resources that use music to help K-12 students succeed in science, math, social studies, language arts, and more.
TeachRock improves students’ lives by filling every classroom with the sound, stories, and science of music.
TeachRock aspires to:
- Keep the arts in the DNA of school systems
- Empower teachers with a methodology to engage a generation with the internet in their pockets
- Create inclusive spaces through the arts by providing teachers well researched, abundance-framed classroom resources featuring positive representations of all Americans
- Eventually, increase graduation rates
Teachrock.org currently hosts more than 300 free, standards-aligned resources that use music to help K-12 students succeed in science, math, social studies, language arts, and more. Nearly 60,000 educators representing all 50 states are registered at Teachrock.org.
TeachRock’s Partner District and Schools Program operates in 102 sites in seven states. TeachRock Partners receive cyclic professional development and technical assistance in curricular implementation with the goal of creating more inclusive and supportive classrooms through arts integration. Over 40% of students in participating partner sites are students of color.
The Rock and Soul Forever Foundation is CTLE Certified to offer K-12 professional development in New York and is an official partner of the Connecticut Department of Education.
TeachRock evaluates the Partner District and Schools Program using the Engagement versus Disaffection with Learning (EvsD) teacher report questionnaire (Skinner, et. al., 2009). This vetted instrument measures behavior and emotional patterns by students as a way to gauge increased engagement with the learning process. Initial findings demonstrate that TeachRock resources generate a marked increase in student engagement.
We invite you to view TeachRock in action in a:
Teachers who are interested in learning more about TeachRock can contact Tom Needham at firstname.lastname@example.org