This smART Tip comes from musician and percussionist Steve Cyphers. Press play to learn how to make your own drum kit with affordable supplies found at your local hardware store.​

smART Tips are quick video tips for educators who are interested in new, creative ways to use the arts in their classroom with students. Each month, we bring you a new tip from a Young Audiences roster artist, ensemble, or teacher partner to demonstrate a quick activity or a resource to make it easy to incorporate the arts into learning for students.

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...

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...

smART Tip: Address history through visual art

This smART Tip comes from visual artist Katherine Dilworth. Press play to learn how the art of felting can be a helpful entry point for students when dealing with emotional and challenging subject matter.   smART Tips are quick video tips...

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...

smART Tip: Use simple circuitry in sculpture

This smART Tip comes from Young Audiences visual artists and STEAM experts FutureMakers. Press play to learn how students can use simple and affordable LEDs to make sculptures that light up!​ smART Tips are quick video tips for educators who...

Fostering Community through Police, Artist + 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...

smART Tip: Create a photo scavenger hunt activity

This smART Tip comes from Young Audiences' visual artist and photographer Christina Delgado. Press play to learn how to organize a photo scavenger hunt to engage your students in any subject.​ smART Tips are quick video tips for educators who...

Storytelling Visualized: Assigning Functions to a Narrative

YA artist TAHIRA and Amy Goodman from North County High School You can feel a good story in your core- the sadness, the suspense, the bitterness, and the beauty. We are good at registering and reacting to all of the characters, events, and plot twists a story throws...

smART Tip: Make your own drum set

This smART Tip comes from musician and percussionist Steve Cyphers. Press play to learn how to make your own drum kit with affordable supplies found at your local hardware store.​ smART Tips are quick video tips for educators who are interested...

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...

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