Everyone Can Create is a new curriculum from Apple Education that brings creative expression to every subject.Designed with the help of educators and creative professionals, the program teaches students to develop and communicate ideas through video, photography, music, and drawing. The curriculum also offers materials to help teachers infuse these skills into the subjects they teach every day. Students use free apps available on any iPad, taking advantage of the built-in camera, microphone, speakers, Multi-Touch display, and support for Apple Pencil. As they engage in the curriculum, students may want to use musical rhythm to make a math equation more memorable, produce a video to recreate a turning point in history, or illustrate a city’s changes in architecture over time. A teacher guide with supplementary instructional materials makes it easy to bring more forms of expression into any subject. The guide includes class activities that can be applied to any grade level, assessment tips, and sample student work to get students started. The Everyone Can Create student guide offers a step-by-step approach that teaches students the core skills and techniques of each creative discipline, using the free apps available on every iPad. The program will be available in the fall of 2018. Free sessions for teachers will take place every Tuesday at Apple Stores.
The Science Without Borders Challengeengages students around the world in promoting the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. The challenge is sponsored by the Khaled bin Sultan Living OceansFoundation to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art.
Despite strapped budgets, school leaders are not without options when it comes to providing students with access to high-quality arts education, according to a freely downloadable guide published in 2018 by the ArtsEducation Partnership and the National Association ofElementary School Principals.
Teachers in grades 6–12 are invited to attend one of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s weeklong institutes in the nation’s capital. Participants will join other educators from across the country in exploring the connections among American art and social studies, history, and English/language arts.