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Mt. Morris Main St. Development

The town of Mt. Morris is bouncing back with the help of veteran developer Greg O’Connell. In this video, shot by students at Mt. Morris High School, we get a look into the mind of this man who is doing so much to jumpstart the economy here.  We get much of his insight into how […]

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Livingston County Ghana Partnerships

Our Buy Local program has taken an amazing international turn.  In an incredible coincidence of history, our Chamber of Commerce starting working with the Rochester Sister Cities Office on an economic/cultural partnership with Ghana at the same time that the State University of New York in Geneseo started working on an academic partnership. Every year […]

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Retsof Salt Mine History

Salt Mining in Livingston County has played a vital role in our economic, cultural, and artistic history.  Here, we see the results of a team of high school students from York Central School (that sits right beside the old mine shaft) and folklorist Karen Canning working with original documents and stories from old timers in […]

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Akwaaba – The Genesee Valley Children’s Choir

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Instructional Project Ideas for Teachers and Teaching Artists

The Instructional Design The instructional design is very flexible and allows each participating teacher and teaching artist to develop a unique project. It is based on a combination of standard arts-based learning curriculum, Understanding By Design (UBD) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Furthermore, the curriculum assumes a “constructivist” orientation that places hands-on student activities […]

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First Post

Had a great meeting with Miche Fambro and Nancy Stewart at the Livonia Intermediate School.  It looks like we will be working with the 4th grade on a Johnny Carson-like variety/talk show format that explores the many ways that Consesus Lake attracts tourists and locals.  Each of the classes will create a 3-5 minute skit […]

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Architecture Exploration

This Arts Integration project engaged 12-13 year old students in a small, rural school in upstate New York in a multi-disciplinary exploration of a medieval cathedral. Instead of studying History, Math, Art History, and Music in separate classes, these students studied key curriculum concepts by analyzing the components of Chartres Cathedral and then expressing their […]

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Architecture Exploration

This Arts Integration project engaged 12-13 year old students in a small, rural school in upstate New York in a multi-disciplinary exploration of a medieval cathedral. Instead of studying History, Math, Art History, and Music in separate classes, these students studied key curriculum concepts by analyzing the components of Chartres Cathedral and then expressing their […]

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Author Archives:

Mt. Morris Main St. Development

The town of Mt. Morris is bouncing back with the help of veteran developer Greg O’Connell. In this video, shot by students at Mt. Morris High School, we get a look into the mind of this man who is doing so much to jumpstart the economy here.  We get much of his insight into how […]

Read the full article »

Livingston County Ghana Partnerships

Our Buy Local program has taken an amazing international turn.  In an incredible coincidence of history, our Chamber of Commerce starting working with the Rochester Sister Cities Office on an economic/cultural partnership with Ghana at the same time that the State University of New York in Geneseo started working on an academic partnership. Every year […]

Read the full article »

Retsof Salt Mine History

Salt Mining in Livingston County has played a vital role in our economic, cultural, and artistic history.  Here, we see the results of a team of high school students from York Central School (that sits right beside the old mine shaft) and folklorist Karen Canning working with original documents and stories from old timers in […]

Read the full article »

Akwaaba – The Genesee Valley Children’s Choir

[video controls=”yes”>

Read the full article »

Instructional Project Ideas for Teachers and Teaching Artists

The Instructional Design The instructional design is very flexible and allows each participating teacher and teaching artist to develop a unique project. It is based on a combination of standard arts-based learning curriculum, Understanding By Design (UBD) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Furthermore, the curriculum assumes a “constructivist” orientation that places hands-on student activities […]

Read the full article »

First Post

Had a great meeting with Miche Fambro and Nancy Stewart at the Livonia Intermediate School.  It looks like we will be working with the 4th grade on a Johnny Carson-like variety/talk show format that explores the many ways that Consesus Lake attracts tourists and locals.  Each of the classes will create a 3-5 minute skit […]

Read the full article »

Architecture Exploration

This Arts Integration project engaged 12-13 year old students in a small, rural school in upstate New York in a multi-disciplinary exploration of a medieval cathedral. Instead of studying History, Math, Art History, and Music in separate classes, these students studied key curriculum concepts by analyzing the components of Chartres Cathedral and then expressing their […]

Read the full article »

Architecture Exploration

This Arts Integration project engaged 12-13 year old students in a small, rural school in upstate New York in a multi-disciplinary exploration of a medieval cathedral. Instead of studying History, Math, Art History, and Music in separate classes, these students studied key curriculum concepts by analyzing the components of Chartres Cathedral and then expressing their […]

Read the full article »