TeachRock and Sonic Highways at The National Council for Geographic Education Conference

The TeachRock team has maintained a frenetic pace throughout the summer. In addition to working toward 22 new lesson plans to accompany the Ron Howard The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years and PBS Soundbreaking documentaries, executive director Warren Zanes and senior project manager Bill Carbone have presented the TeachRock educational materials at several conferences throughout the …

Conference Report: Little Kids Rock Modern Band Rockfest 2016

The TeachRock team has maintained a frenetic pace throughout the summer. In addition to working toward 22 new lesson plans to accompany the Ron Howard The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years and PBS Soundbreaking documentaries, executive director Warren Zanes and his troupe have presented TeachRock’s engaging educational materials at conferences throughout the U.S. On July 19 …

The New York Times Features Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Lesson Plan

The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation’s lesson plan “The Music of the Civil Rights Movement” was recently featured in the New York Times blog The Learning Network. The Times article, “Teaching With Protest Music,” suggests educators can enrich any humanities course and increase student engagement by incorporating protest music into their classroom work. Authors Michael Gonchar and Katherine Schulten laud …

RRFF Partner Teachers Attend The River Tour 2016

On April 25, Steven Van Zandt invited a group of partner teachers to join him for a backstage meet-and-greet reception before closing night of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band’s “The River Tour 2016” at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Teachers Ben Wides, John Soi, and Dana Orlak had all joined Rock and Roll Forever Foundation (RRFF) staff at the …

Teacher Spotlight: Patrick McGuire from Highlands Ranch, CO

For the 2015-16 school year, the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation has partnered with 11 educators who we selected to participate in the Rock and Roll: An American Story pilot program. The teachers span middle school, high school, and the university level, teaching in seven states including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio, Colorado, and California. All teachers are leading either a semester-length or yearlong course using the Rock and Roll: An American …

RRFF is accepting applications for the annual Summer Teacher Workshop

Summer Teacher Workshop: July 13 – 15, 2016 Now accepting applications! This summer, from Wednesday, July 13 to Friday, July 15, Steven Van Zandt's Rock and Roll Forever Foundation will hold a free three-day Teacher Workshop in New York City, centered on the Rock and Roll: An American Story (RRAS) education project. Geared toward middle and high school teachers who have already used the RRAS curriculum in their classrooms, …

RRFF Presents at SXSWedu

On March 9th, the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, in partnership with the PBS series Soundbreaking, presented a panel discussion and workshop at SXSWedu in Austin, Texas. This was the Foundation’s first appearance at the annual conference, which has become one of the premiere events in the nation to discuss intersections between education and innovation. The panel featured RRFF Executive …

Teacher Spotlight: Frank Faconti from Brooklyn, New York

For the 2015-16 school year, the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation has partnered with 11 educators who we selected to participate in the Rock and Roll: An American Story pilot program. The teachers span middle school, high school, and the university level, teaching in seven states including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio, Colorado, and California. All teachers are leading either a semester-length or yearlong course using the Rock and Roll: An American …

Teacher Spotlight: Nelia Wolosky from Brooklyn, New York

For the 2015-16 school year, the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation has partnered with 11 educators who we selected to participate in the Rock and Roll: An American Story pilot program. The teachers span middle school, high school, and the university level, teaching in seven states including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio, Colorado, and California. All teachers are leading either a semester-length or yearlong course using the Rock and Roll: An American …