The Phillips Collection’s education team collaborated with K–12 teachers and researchers to develop Prism.K12, an innovative teaching tool for K–12 teachers—of any subject—to create rich arts-integrated curricula. Prism.K12 helps teachers enhance current lessons or build new ones from scratch. Teachers can create arts-integrated lesson ideas with the Shake Up K12 game. First they choose one of the curated, online sets of artwork from The Phillips Collection: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series, Late 19th-Century Impressionist and Modern Art, or Paul Klee’s Shapes and Symbols. Next they roll virtual dice (or shake if they’re using a handheld device) to see which Prism.K12 artwork, strategy, and subject area they land on, and then they dream up a lesson plan for their students. They can also check out lesson ideas from the Prism.K12 educator community and share their own lessons on social media.
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.
Extreme Redesign is an annual 3D printing challenge created by Stratasys, Inc., which invites students worldwide to design an original piece of art, jewelry, or architecture, or to improve an existing design. This year Extreme Redesign features three categories: Engineering: Secondary Education (middle/high school students); Engineering: Post-Secondary (university, college, or post-secondary students); and Art, Jewelry & Architecture (students of any grade level).