Teachers Rock

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Teachers Rock is a FREE professional development workshop series for K-12 level educators interested in integrating popular music into their own classroom curriculum.

Sessions spotlight a specific grade band or content area by exploring great moments in rock and roll history and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees who made those moments happen.  Learn appropriate arts-integrated activities and instructional methods from leading educators who have seen success using the sounds and stories of rock in their own teaching and receive featured lessons and resources to take back to your own classroom.   Workshops are held on-site at the Rock Hall.  Documentation of participation is available at the close of each session.

Voice Your Choice is a international project that invites students to create their own Inductee class.  Who would they choose to induct into their own Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and why?  The goal is to teach students to develop the ability to make aesthetic judgments, to understand the aesthetic standards of others, and to learn to present a persuasive case about their choices.

"Talk to Me" is a special year-long oral history project connected with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual Black History Month celebration.  The project allows students to learn first-hand from members of their own community and develop essential research, writing, critical thinking and interpersonal skills while they deepen their own understanding of Cleveland’s unique and varied African-American musical culture.

For more information, contact education@rockhall.org.

Find out more about past Teachers Rock workshops here.

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      “The follow up activities look great! I can’t wait to use the lesson plan on acoustics. I’ve been dying to find a way to sneak in Robert Moog and the development of the synthesizer. We especially liked the demonstration of the recording software”
      - Carey Perkins, St. Charles, 7th Grade