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 SXSWedu conference in Austin. With executive director Warren Zanes, the group presented teaching materials being developed for the upcoming PBS series Soundbreaking, for which RRFF is the educational partner. In addition to presenting at the conference, Ben, John, and Dayna are working with the Foundation staff to develop materials for this new curriculum.
Steven and the RRFF staff are grateful to all of the teachers who have attended our workshops, piloted our lessons, and contributed their time to help us develop new teaching materials and broaden our outreach. If you are a teacher who uses Teachrock.org in the classroom and are interested in assisting us with curriculum development and presentations, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.