Schoology has announced its role in bringing a new digital way to learn about the arts to middle and high school students. Henry Mancini Arts Education—created by Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center (LPPAC) and its partners—contains 3,000 online arts lessons that bring dance, music, theater and visual arts to students via digital platforms including tablets, smart phones, laptops and computers. The lessons, for home schooling, virtual schools, or traditional classrooms, to be accessed through the Schoology learning management system, will be available in Fall 2015.
Th e interactive curriculum is dynamic and imaginative in ways made possible by the creativity of the arts. The curriculum consists of 32 semester-length courses aligned to the National Core Arts Standards and created by a team of artists, educators and digital learning specialists. LPPAC selected Schoology for the platform host of Mancini Education because of its size, stability and penetration across the globe.
Of the 32 courses in development, titles include:
· American Music
· Arts and the People
· Art History and Appreciation
· Careers in the Arts
· Classical Music Appreciation
· Digital Photography
· Elements of Dance
· Music Theory
· Profiles in Choreography
· Studio Arts
· Theater History
LPPAC and the town of Midland, Penn. have a long history of innovation in cyber education and the arts. Resident artists with LPPAC have developed on-line and classroom curriculum that is delivered in homes and classrooms all over the state of Pennsylvania. Mancini Education continues the LPPAC mission to make arts and education affordable, accessible, and available.
See examples of the Mancini Arts lessons at youtu.be/Lj0GqfIMtUM.
ManciniEducation.org is a comprehensive arts curriculum designed to make the arts accessible to any student in an online or blended learning environment. Designed by artists, educators and digital learning specialists, this highly interactive online curriculum contains 32 semester-long courses in Dance, Music, Theater, Visual/Media Arts, and Cross-Disciplinary studies, for grades 7 - 12. Each course is aligned to the National Core Arts Standards and designed specifically to give students the same level of interaction with the arts as they would experience in a traditional classroom.
Source: Schoology, schoology.com