Teacher Appreciation Tour

Posted on May 16, 2018 by SARIC

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Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul are embarking on landmark live tour, and teachers are invited to join the fun - for free!

Each stop on the Teacher Appreciation Tour features a professional development session during which the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation team will present the exciting arts integration possibilities of the TeachRock curriculum. Local educators who attend a free professional development session will receive a complimentary pair of tickets to that evening’s show!

To see dates, details, and sign up for a TeachRock workshop, click here. Tickets are limited for each show, so please sign up today!

MAY 21 Soul Kitchen, Mobile, AL 

To receive PD Credit educators must also register in Chalkable using PD Title number SARIC#10344 or email SARIC@southalabama.edu for a certificate.

One-hour workshop will begin at 6:00 pm with concert to follow immediately.

“ Music will forever be humanity’s most effective and consistent source of inspiration and motivation, and, we have learned, music turns out to be our most solid common ground for establishing communication between teachers and students which is where education begins.” - Steven Van Zandt

About the TeachRock Curriculum

TeachRock is a standards-aligned arts integration curriculum that uses the history of popular music and culture to help children learn all subjects, with innovative lesson plans developed by experienced educators and top experts in the field. From social studies and language arts to geography, media studies, science, general music, and more: TeachRock has engaging and meaningful material for every classroom – shared with teachers and students at no cost.

TeachRock is endorsed by the New Jersey School Boards Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, the National Association for Music Education and the National Council for Geographic Education, with partners including Scholastic Inc., HBO, PBS, Reelin’ in the Years, ABC News, Rock’s Backpages, New York University Steinhardt School, and the Grammy Museum. For lesson plans and additional information, please visit teachrock.org.

Teacher Feedback On the Tour Workshops

“I thought this was one of the best workshops that I have attended as a teacher. I was extremely impressed with the curriculum materials that you have created. I have been trained in curriculum development, and I am not always impressed with curriculum materials created by outside organizations. But these lessons were very high level, and it is obvious that you have put a lot of thought into how to connect with students. Thank you for the workshop, the 2nd row seats, and most importantly, your respect for the teaching profession. It is not often these days that teachers feel honored the way that we did last night by both the TeachRock organization and by Steven Van Zandt. It really was an incredible afternoon/night that has me feeling excited and rejuvenated (which was very much needed).”
Karen O.

“Thank you so much for the incredible conference and concert. I've long wished to intensify the use of music in my curriculum and this program seems to be an almost perfect solution. I've admired the thoroughness for each lesson topic, and appreciate the work to make each lesson as "teacher-friendly" as possible. I've already shared TeachRock with my English and History colleagues and am anxious to employ it in the classroom myself. It's obvious this program was developed with great care and detail.”
Tom P.

“I came to school this morning excited to put many of the ideas into practice. (even if I am a little tired from a great show last night!)”
Anonymous teacher

“I want to recognize your devoted Rock & Roll Forever Foundation team who exceeded my expectations as an education professional. The entire experience was top shelf. Between the deep dive into the TeachRock content and the two and one half hour soul revue by your band, I have memories that will last a lifetime. It is very exciting to share the common bond of furthering rock music education.”
Edward J.

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