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.

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 Power of Unity

Through the Arts Empowered Minds Initiative (AEMI), Young Audiences teaching artist Valerie Branch worked with students and teachers at Belle Grove Elementary School. This video explores the school-wide impact of her modern dance residency with embedded professional...

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...

Art Inspires Math Inspires Art: The Ripple Effect of Arts Integration

What does learning look like in June? It’s hot, kids are getting restless, and classes don’t typically get any easier academically. Quite the opposite, in fact, for Algebra 1 students and teachers at North County High School in Anne Arundel County Public Schools...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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