Arts in Education Virtual Learning

Welcome to our Arts in Education Virtual Learning Portal – a compendium of information to assist teachers, students and families. We invite you to browse through to find Arts Education Resources, Interactive Tools and Information for Teachers.  We make these offerings available with the hope of forming partnerships with not only k-12 schools and families, but also social service agencies and community organizations committed to youth education.

Morris Arts is dedicated to continuing to serve the public interest which is why we are quickly adapting our programs and services to meet this moment. We have a history of providing exceptional Arts programming and we value the correlation between these programs and positive educational outcomes for students of all ages. 

We ask you to collaborate with us as we find new ways to communicate our programs from highly trained artists via our website, and social media platforms. Please check these sites weekly for new resources, tools and opportunities. As we navigate the current situation, please join us in honoring our mission of “Building Community through the Arts”.

Additionally, we’re offering virtual office hours everyday in April from 11am – 2pm to respond to your individual questions or planning needs for the 2020-2021 school year. Please call us at 973-945-9737 or email breuther@morrisarts.org to schedule a Zoom meeting.
 

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Morris Arts Virtual Programs

 

At Home with Artist Dan Fenelon

Join award-winning artist Dan Fenelon ( aka Mr. Dan) in his home studio for an art lesson using recycled materials or objects easily found around the house.

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World Dance with Joanna Pang Atkins

Dancer and teaching artist, Joanna Pang Atkins leads artist residency programs with many schools in our area. Watch this video and learn a dance from Ghana with step by step instructions.

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Jim Vagias

Jim Vagias is a former teacher turned educational assembly artist who uses the art of magic and humorous storytelling to teach about character education.

Click HERE to watch video

 

 

 

 

The Story Pirates

Our video library features standards-aligned writing curriculum and livestream classes, all hosted by our expert teachers. Story Pirates will lead students through a collaborative writing exercise, which students can then use as a model for their own writing along with tools we provide.

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Beth and Scott and Friends

Beth and Scott have created and posted 25 videos in the last two weeks (phew) and they are offering them for free during this crisis. They’re divided into two categories: Mindfulness/Yoga and Movement/Songs/Games.

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123 Andres

Andrés and Christina are the Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés, and their catchy songs and lively concerts get the whole family dancing and learning, in Spanish and English. Click HERE to see a video they’ve created to share some ideas for learning at home.

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Ellis Island – Gateway to America

Pushcart Players offers a spirited salute to 20th century America in song, dance and story. This uplifting production takes a loving look at a small group of immigrants who came to this country in 1903 seeking freedom, opportunity and a better life for themselves and future generations. Please enjoy full access to these materials for a limited time, while many students are continuing their studies from home:

Click HERE to download Ellis Island: Gateway To America Study Guide

Click HERE for the full video recording of Ellis Island: Gateway to America

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The Growing Stage TGS-TV

A free and easy online hub to incorporate theatre and the arts into your daily schedule of distance learning at home. Each week, we’ll share a new theme with corresponding educational resources to enhance your child’s learning experience and have a little fun too. No training required!

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Bash the Trash

They build, perform and educate with musical instruments made from reused and repurposed materials. They combine science, music and environmental awareness through their performances, programs and social initiatives, always focusing on how art and science work together. Online Programs for Schools

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Out of Rushmore’s Shadow

In this presentation storyteller Lou Del Bianco portrays his grandfather, Luigi Del Bianco, and talks about his unsung contribution as chief carver on our nation’s greatest memorial, Mount Rushmore.

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Dinoman

Enjoy learning about fossils with Dinoman in this short video.

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Slapstick Science

Certified science teacher and former Ringling Bros. performer, Ted Lawrence presents some short video demonstrations.

What is Physics? Click HERE to find out!

What is Drag? Click HERE to find out!

What is Thrust? Click HERE to find out!

 

 

Storytelling Arts

Julie Pasquale shares a Haitian Folk Tale “Bye Bye” 

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Gerald Fierst Shares a Story

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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra musicians share performances and insight from their homes.
 
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Interactive Art Tools

 

Patatap

A portable animation and sound kit -with the touch of a finger create melodies charged with moving shapes.

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Weave Silk

Draw beautiful abstract works of art

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Geometric Music

This application is an intuitive way to make music with your sounds.
Geometry is used to edit music and let you make your own colorful masterpiece.

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CodeDoodl.es

Interact with an array of coded virtual spaces.

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Bonomo

Play with lines, shapes, and time at bonomo.

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Online Learning

 

NJTV Learning Live Remote Learning

In the wake of COVID-19 restrictions that will likely keep New Jersey children out of their classrooms for weeks to come, NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, in partnership with the NJEA and the New Jersey Department of Education, announced the launch of a new series of on-air instruction called NJTV Learning Live.  Weekdays starting this Monday, April 6th, kids can tune in to NJTV for on-air classes, taught by some of New Jersey’s finest public school teachers.

Click HERE to go to website

 

 

 

Khan Academy

Kahn Academy is a free resource for students, teachers, and parents. They offer free lessons in math, science and humanities from kindergarten through the early years of college. Students can use our exercises, quizzes, and instructional videos to learn and master skills. They will get immediate feedback and encouragement. 

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Arts Learning Online

 

The Center for Contemporary Art

The Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to offer online classes & workshops for adults, teens and children at all levels of experience.  Students are able to see and interact with the teacher and other students, receive personal feedback and instruction from the teacher, participate in live demonstrations, and share their work and ideas. Classes and workshops are offered in a variety of media including: painting, drawing, ceramics, art appreciation, mixed media, and more. Classes are also offered online for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and special needs.
 
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Storyline Online

An award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

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The Kennedy Center

Articles, how-tos, lessons, activities, resource collections, media and interactive for arts educators and others looking to infuse the arts into learning.

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Lincoln Center

As a part of #LincolnCenterAtHome, Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom brings you your daily dose of creative art-making. Every weekday morning at 10am EDT, a Lincoln Center Teaching Artist leads families and kids in a workshop that uses simple materials found at home.

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Learning Art at Home

In partnership with William Paterson University, and funded by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, this blog was created during the COVID-19 Pandemic to provide a means of online storytelling pertaining to art education to serve children and families in the Paterson, NJ school district.

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FabuLingua

FabuLingua teaches Spanish through interactive stories on mobile phones and tablets. FabuLingua is suspending their subscription services and providing their entire platform for free to all families and schools while schools are closed. Simply download it from the App Store or Google play.

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Chrome Music Lab

Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.

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Purple Mash

Purple Mash is a website designed for children aged 3-11. It contains creative tools for coding, animation, publishing, art and also applications for math, spelling and grammar.

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Request FREE access HERE

 

 

 

Joy Sun Bear

Joy Sun Bear promotes learning about the world’s diverse cultures through free stories, crafts, recipes, coloring and activity sheets, games and more! Our goal is to empower, encourage and educate children to be positive global citizens. Free stories, crafts, recipes, color and activity sheets, games, videos, reading comprehension and creative activities.

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Keep Dancing with Ailey – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

While these are difficult times for the dance community which relies on people gathering in spaces to share movement and create together, it feels important more now than ever to make dance accessible to everyone. We are inspired by the unity of dancers across the globe sharing at-home classes and dance videos online.

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Black Box Education

Digital and interactive resources for drama, dance and theatre. 6 free resource packs for digital, online schooling.

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Creating a Masterpiece

An award winning fine art training program for students 5 and up. First month of access to our award winning Drawing Program is free with the code: Corona2020.

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Dance Learning Online

Some studios are livestreaming their classes to students. Some dancers are giving themselves kitchen-counter barre. But there are also several online classes that can keep your technique sharp from home.

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Coloring Nature

Coloring categories include serious science: biomes, anatomy, animals, plants and more, plus some pure whimsy – just for fun.

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Children’s Musicians Across the Globe Perform Online Concerts

 Children’s musicians across the globe have you covered! Amelia Robinson of Mil’s Trills, a Brooklyn-based children’s music project, has worked with her kindie music colleagues to put together a schedule of of live streaming children’s concerts.

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All Kids Network

Free resources for parents and teachers, crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, printable mazes, dot to dot, hidden pictures and more.

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Giant List of Things to Do with Kids

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Imagine Children’s Museum

A YouTube channel with free educational videos. 

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Google Arts and Culture

Tours of 500 of the World’s Most Famous Museums

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Kinder Art

KinderArt contains easy to follow lessons for grades K through 8, for art teachers, classroom teachers, homeschoolers, studio owners, after-school program directors, future teachers, college students, and curious parents who want to enrich their children’s artistic lives at home.

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Learn at Home

Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin! -The Editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazines.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture

Online educational resources for families, and an opportunity to explore items from their collection.

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Smithsonian Learning Lab

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Resources for Teachers

 

Kadenze

Kadenze brings together the world’s leading colleges, universities, and industry partners to provide the best online courses in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Design, Music, and Math.

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Powerful Learning Practice – Free Webinar Series -Best Practices For Teaching and Learning Online

  • In this webinar they will: share what to consider when starting an online community for students, including digital citizenship concepts to support the development of a thriving learning community for your school or classroom. 
  • discuss effective communication plans to support parents as they facilitate their student’s learning at home.
  • share best practice examples of online lessons and activities that engage and include the students as active learners. 
  • share best practice examples of live meeting strategies that can be utilized to create engaging and interactive online lessons.
  • discuss how to incorporate multiple means of effective course design and how to address differentiation for learners.
  • look at different strategies such as PBL, Design Thinking, Genius Hour, and more as a means to organize learning.  
  • share what to consider when starting an online community for students, including digital citizenship concepts to support the development of a thriving learning community for your school or classroom. 
  • discuss effective communication plans to support parents as they facilitate their student’s learning at home.
  • share best practice examples of online lessons and activities that engage and include the students as active learners. 
  • share best practice examples of live meeting strategies that can be utilized to create engaging and interactive online lessons.
  • discuss how to incorporate multiple means of effective course design and how to address differentiation for learners.
  • look at different strategies such as PBL, Design Thinking, Genius Hour, and more as a means to organize learning.  

Register HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources for Theatre Educators

The latest resources for theatre educators to utilize during this unprecedented time.

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Music Teachers National Association

MTNA offers this overview of selected websites that teachers might find helpful for augmenting lesson materials-particularly to enhance those six practice days between lessons!

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Virtual Art Educators

National Art Education Association (NAEA) is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. NAEA Virtual Art Educators is a space for you to access premier professional learning opportunities from anywhere in the world.

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The Arts Education Partnership – Covid 19 Resources

Find resources that AEP partner organizations have shared either directly with AEP or on their websites and social media accounts.

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