Music Education is a Human Right

 

 

 

Here is an article from the Zimbabwe Standard making an argument that music education is a human right.  If someone in the developing country of Zimbabwe can see this, why is it that so many decision-makers in the U.S. cannot?

 

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Full STEAM ahead: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math expo a part of Raiderfest

 

 

Lindsey Podlaski, Hamia Mahmood and Jonni Nazarian, winners of the People's Choice award at the STEAM expo (Jim Franco/Spotlight News)

Lindsey Podlaski, Hamia Mahmood and Jonni Nazarian, winners of the People’s Choice award at the STEAM expo (Jim Franco/Spotlight News)

 

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. On Saturday, May 19, there were 21 projects presented by high school students from across the Capital District that incorporated all or some of the above disciplines and all of which had a degree of altruistic value.  To read more about this great event that is in its 3rd year and to see pictures from the Expo click Here or click the picture above.

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How Music Education Powers the STEAM Movement

 

 

 

We have posted many articles on how the arts enhance STEM education, creating STEAM education, but here is an article from the NEA that we feel closely parallels many of the goals of Texas Music Partners.

 

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The 5-Hour Rule + Technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with the liberal arts,

 

 

 

“Technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with the liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that makes our hearts sing.” – Steve Jobs famously combined various disciplines and looked at it as Apple’s competitive advantage, going so far as to say:

5-hour rule — dedicating at least five hours per week to deliberate learning

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Baltimore startup blends art and technology in helping amputees design personalized prosthetic covers

 

 

Frazer was visiting Sao Tome and Principe, an island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, when he met a number of amputees — a reflection, he said, of the country’s poor health care — and took note that these courageous people seemed to suffer embarrassment over their appearance.

By personalizing the look of devices that too often have an unsightly “medical” appearance, Frazer said, users can normalize physical conditions that otherwise might leave them feeling alienated or even turn them into strengths.

To read more, click here or the image above.

 

The Two Traits of the Best Problem-Solving Teams

 

 

 

While STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) emphasizes: the creative process, meaningful collaboration, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving techniques, we don’t often get to see the results in day-to-day business.  This article, in the Harvard Business Review, indirectly shows how qualities learned through STEAM may help solve many of these challenges.

 

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Where STEM meets the pen

 

 

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FINDING BALANCE—Abigail Santana, a longtime art and photography teacher at Adolfo Camarillo High School, embraces technology in the classroom but also sees a need for teaching students how to create art in traditional ways. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers

Over the 14 years that she’s been teaching art at Adolfo Camarillo High School, Abigail Santana’s classroom methods have changed with technology.

These days her students complete most of their writing assignments online, and they show off their completed art projects as photographs in a digital portfolio that Santana grades at the end of each semester.

A few years ago Santana started teaching students how to create computer-assisted clay animation using a green screen.

To Read More about STEM in Classroom, Click the image above or Here.

Making Music with the Mind’s Brain Waves

 

 

It won’t be long before anyone will be able to make music by just thoughts, and/or body movements.  Knowing how to play an instrument now is not needed, if you understand computer music software.  Someday, even the computer may not be needed.  Ladies and gentlemen … (drum roll) … I give you The Encephalophone!

 

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