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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to Host Teacher Summit

The two-day event will include workshops, breakout rooms, networking opportunities, and an exclusive Q&A session with Rock Hall experts.

The Summer Teacher Summit is back! Join us on July 20th & 27th to learn how to incorporate Rock Hall EDU into your classroom. Our mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock & roll – and there is no better way to do that than by working with the teachers that help make our world go round. The 2022 Teacher Summit will include workshops, breakout rooms, networking opportunities, and an exclusive Q&A session with experts from the Rock Hall’s award-winning education, library & archives, and curatorial teams. On top of all of these exciting events, attendees will be given free admission to the museum and an invitation to our happy hour on July 21st from 4-5pm!

The Summit offers two options for attending this year: the first day is on July 20th and will be a hybrid event with a limit of 40 people allowed in person, the rest attending virtually. Attendees who prefer to be online will have the option to do so. The second day will be completely virtual for all attendees on July 27th. Those interested can apply through the link below the details for registration!

Registration opens on June 15th and will close on June 23rd. Accepted attendees will be notified that their application has been approved by June 30th.

If you apply and are accepted, here is a list of events you will participate in over the two (and optional three) days:

July 20th - (In-Person/Hybrid)

  • 9am – Welcome
    • Meet the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Education Team!
  • 9:45am - “What’s Rock Got to Do with It?”
    • Walk through some practical examples of the Rock Hall’s teaching philosophy. See it in action!
  • 10:45am – 15-minute break
  • 11:00am – RH EDU Online Tour/Login and Project Assignment
    • This guided introduction to Rock Hall EDU Online demonstrates searching for and filtering assets and collections, how to save and access your favorite content, and curating your own collections.
    • Summit Participants will complete a project creating a collection of assets within Rock Hall EDU Online; Due July 27th.
  • 11:45am – Tour with Curatorial
    • Sule Holder from the Curatorial Team will facilitate a guided tour.
  • 12:30pm – Lunch
    • Discount Vouchers for the Rock Hall Café or Food Trucks provided
  • 2:00pm – Pop-Up Programs Around the Museum
    • Observe three programs around the museum facilitated for public guests and students on a camp field trip.
    • Exact museum locations and program descriptions to be provided.
  • 3:00pm – Break
  • 3:15pm – Rock Hall EDU Online Asset Round Up
    • Guided by subject suggestions from participants, Rock Hall Educators will select and highlight various assets relevant to topics mentioned.

July 21st, 2022 – EXPLORE MUSEUM ON YOUR OWN (tickets provided)

  • 4:00-5:00pm – Happy Hour on Rock Hall Plaza (weather permitting)

July 27th - (Virtual)

  • 8:45am – Zoom Link Opens
  • 9:00am – Welcome
  • 10:00am – Meet the Curator with Q&A
    • Amanda Pecsenye from the Curatorial Team will facilitate a Q&A session related to the museum’s artifacts and exhibits.
  • 10:45am – 15-minute break
  • 11:00am – Rock Hall’s Library & Archives Digital Tour
    • Jennie Thomas & Laura Maidens from the Library and Archives will introduce our Research Guides, also found on Rock Hall EDU Online.
  • 12:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:00pm – Breakout Workshops
    • Perspectives: Music offers an opportunity to discuss issues of race, gender, LGBTQIA+, as well as urban and rural concerns. Designed to address identity-topics through music.
    • Music 101: How can you get students to think critically about music with a rich vocabulary and critical ear, even if they are not a musician or a singer?
    • Photography: Learn how to interpret a photographer’s vision of a concert, recording session, or rock band promo photo.
    • Playlists: Learn how the Rock Hall organizes their playlists and how that translates into a classroom setting.
  • 2:00pm – 15-minute break
  • 2:15pm – Onsite Summit Participants Share Out Project Assignment
  • 3:00pm – Voice Your Choice
    • John Goehrke of the Rock Hall’s Fan Engagement Team will invite participants to select and make a case for their own mock Inductee Class after explaining the Rock Hall’s Nomination and Induction Process.
  • 4:00pm – Q&A with Rock Hall Educators and Wrap-Up

To apply, fill out the form here.

Thanks to the American Electric Power Foundation, registration fees will be waived for selected participants. AEP has been a leader and generous supporter of Rock Hall EDU since its inception, and the foundation has played an instrumental role in helping this free, digital education platform reach nearly 1 million students worldwide. Attendance to the 2022 Rock Hall Teacher Summit is valued at $250.

Following the Summit, attendees will receive 60 days of access to recorded materials.

About The American Electric Power Foundation

The American Electric Power Foundation is funded by American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) and its operating subsidiaries. The Foundation provides a permanent, ongoing resource for charitable initiatives involving higher dollar values and multi-year commitments in the communities served by AEP and initiatives outside of AEP’s 11-state service area. The Foundation focuses on improving lives through education from early childhood through higher education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math; by meeting basic needs for emergency shelter, affordable housing and the elimination of hunger; and championing social and racial justice. Other Foundation support may be offered to protect the environment, promote healthcare and safety, and enrich life through art, music and cultural heritage.

About the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Rock Connects Us. Our mission is clear: To engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock & roll. We share stories of the people, events, and songs that shape our world through digital content, innovative exhibits, live music, and engaging programs. At the Rock Hall, we are dedicated to making a difference. We intentionally foster a diverse and equitable Museum that encourages and embraces creativity and innovation. As a community leader, we value, empower, and respect all people. Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is more than just a policy. It supports our mission and defines our future. Join the millions who love it as much as you do. Experience us live or online – Visit or follow the Rock Hall on Facebook (@rockandrollhalloffame), Twitter (@rockhall), Instagram (@rockhall), TikTok (@RockHallFame), and YouTube ( Long Live Rock!

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