Police, Artist, and Community Engagement (PACE)

Educating Northern Anne Arundel County students is a community affair thanks to many Arts Empowered Minds Initiative partners, including the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Through the Police, Artist + Community Engagement (PACE) program, Lindale Middle School Students are uniting with local officers in arts-integrated, active learning together at arts and local cultural institutions.

On these adventures, participants are not just learning about sea life, or theatre, or contemporary art, but about each other. Students, teachers, Anne Arundel County police officers, and professional teaching artists from Young Audiences are engaged in thoughtful conversation, sharing ideas, and offering each other glimpses of how they each see the world. The insight, understanding, and caring resulting from PACE is a gift for the whole community.

Lindale Middle School Students Tour the Walters Art Museum

Educating Northern Anne Arundel County students is a community affair thanks to many Arts Empowered Minds Initiative partners, including the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Through the Police, Artist + Community Engagement (PACE) program, Lindale...

Destination: MakerSpace

Anyone who has ever taken a shop class would find the MakerSpace at the Chesapeake Arts Center familiar. Whirring drills and the smell of sawdust and freshly cut wood might trigger olfactory memories that could take you straight back to middle school. But...

Step by Step: The Power of the Arts

Written by Barbara Krebs,Young Audiences volunteer and Sunburst Society member As a pair of dancers performed, a group of elementary school children sat, crisscross applesauce, watching their every move. Valerie Branch, a dancer and choreographer with Young Audiences...

Creating Learning Opportunities Through the Arts

The Arts Empowered Minds Initiative (AEMI) is aimed at ensuring equitable access to the arts for Northern Anne Arundel County Public Schools through in-school arts integration, out-of-school arts programming, and professional development for teachers. Now...

A Contemporary Armillary Sphere for the Community

An armillary sphere created by Stephen Bradley, Ricky Siegert, and Charles Pennington was revealed to the public during the 5th annual Arts in the Park Festival. Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) Resident Artist and UMBC Visual Arts Professor Stephen Bradley's work spans...

A Baltimore Folk Art

Seventh graders from Brooklyn Park Middle School designed and painted over 200 screens in a recent residency program with Young Audiences of Maryland roster artist and screen painter John Iampieri. The artist worked with math teachers and the math department chair to...

The Power of Community: Professional Development in the Arts

An inaugural Arts Integration Conference held at the Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) showcased the strength and excellence of the Arts Empowered Minds Initiative (AEMI)‘s collective knowledge and resources. Over the...

Spreading the Word

Teaching a subject through a new art form feels less daunting after not only seeing a successful idea modeled in a classroom setting, but actually participating in the learning as a student. At Community Arts: Connecting Neighborhoods and Classrooms, the 13th Annual...

Algebra in the Drum Shop: Plotting the Rate of Change with Kevin Martin

Algebra teacher Sarah Dobry “Will I ever use this in real life?” A teacher could rattle off the professional fields that a mathematician could enter after pursuing a degree when students challenge, “Why do we have to learn this?” Or, they could show them what they can...

The Flavor of Math: Understanding Algebraic Terms with Femi the Drifish

Slam Poet and YA roster artist Femi the Drifish spent a week with Algebra students at North County High School. What do you call a collection of two or more equations using the same set of unknowns? Can you identify the variables and constants in a mathematic...

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