TeachRock at Five Towns College

“Dive in Deeper: Implementing a Culturally Responsive Music Education Program with TeachRock” is a groundbreaking academic course aimed at educators passionate about fostering cultural diversity and inclusivity through music education. This course, held at Five Towns College from July 8th to July 19th, is an innovative academic course offering educators a unique opportunity to enrich their teaching practices with the power of rock and roll. This course is a collaboration between renowned musician and educator Stevie Van Zandt, along with the Founders Board including Bono, Jackson Browne, Martin Scorsese, and Bruce Springsteen, and the esteemed organization TeachRock.org.

“Dive in Deeper” features a blend of interactive workshops, multimedia presentations, group discussions, and collaborative lesson planning sessions. Participants will have access to TeachRock’s extensive library of lesson plans, multimedia resources, enabling them to customize their learning experience based on their interests and teaching contexts.

This course is designed for K-12 educators, curriculum specialists, and administrators interested in promoting cultural diversity and equity in music education. Whether you work in K-12 schools or higher education settings, “Dive in Deeper” provides valuable insights and practical strategies to create inclusive and empowering music education experiences for students of all backgrounds.

Join us on a journey of musical exploration and cultural celebration, and discover how TeachRock can help you create a harmonious and culturally responsive music education program that celebrates diversity, fosters empathy, and empowers students to thrive in an interconnected world.

TeachRock functions as part of the 501(c)(3) The Rock and Soul Forever Foundation and is endorsed by the National Council for the Social Studies, the National Association for Music Education, the National Council for Geographic Education, and has collaborated with and partnered on projects with The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Grammy Museum, Scholastic, CNN, PBS, ABC News, among others.