The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation was established by Steven Van Zandt, the songwriter, producer, actor and activist who is a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. TeachRock is the foundation’s national middle and high school curriculum initiative. Created to address the challenges of an environment in which schools face cuts to arts funding, TeachRock includes interdisciplinary, arts-driven materials designed to keep students engaged and in school. Its groundbreaking curriculum is available at no cost to educators.
The foundation will bring its impressive resources to the 2019 NJEA Convention.
The foundation is planning workshops that address historical events through music including:
- Hurricane Katrina
- The Berlin Wall
- Anita Hill and Third Wave Feminism
- LGBTQ history
The foundation will also provide programs for music and visual art, STEAM and music, and culturally responsive perspectives on history through music.
You’ll also find the Rock and Roll Forever foundation on Digital Boulevard where they will showcase their tech tools that are built into its PBS Soundbreaking lesson plans.
In addition, the foundation is creating a two-day program for NJEA Preservice members that addresses curricular integration of art and music and a documentary screening during through which participants will create their own less and unit plans from the material.