Story Tapestries Inc.

Mission: Exposing the community, nationally and internationally to the concept of arts integration as a multi-faceted arts approach that seeks to affect all aspects of our life on a daily basis. Arts Integration as taught by Story Tapestries serves to develop the total person, social-emotional, intellectual and physical. Utilizing an arts integrated approach specifically tailored to the needs of each community, Story Tapestries teaches and demonstrates through performances and workshops the tools necessary for integrating the arts. * We will utilize and build upon a world-class network of artists, educators, and community members dedicated towards advocating and implementing the concept o...
May 12, 2015

Who do you reach when supporting this project?

Your support makes ALL of the following possibile. We thank you So very much for each and every donation you give.

 

We have just a few days left for the applicants for the Maryland State Arts Counsil (MSAC) Grant. We, in partnership with Young Audiences of Maryland, are working with a number of schools to apply for the grant and plan Residencies for the school year 2015-2016. For a portion of these schools they do not have enough funds on their own to participate in the MSAC Matching funds grant. Because of this project, you support here on Global Giving, we at Story Tapestries are able to assist those schools and bring "their funds" up to the matching amount. With more schools contacting us daily here are some of the schools your donations are helping so far:

  • Kent Island Elementary School
  • Lakelands Parks Middle School
  • Leonardtown Elementary School
  • Overlook Elementary School
  • Oakwood Elementary School
  • Fruitland Primary Elementary School 

 

These Residencies are exactly what this project is all about. Your contributions are bring Literacy via the arts into the schools. We see every day the change an impact in both the students and teachers lives when we incorporate art strategies with the Common Core. The students are increasing their global awareness, creativity, innovation, critical thnking, problem solving collaboration, technology, life and career skills as we work with them. They are developing their self confidences as they see themselves learn and apply the skills we are teaching.

 

When we build these residencies we customize them to meet the needs for the class and the cirrculum. Here are a few of the types of residencies that we use. You can also check out our videos here or see this exciting NEW video.  

  • Math+Arts Integration=Empowered Math Understanding
  • Wonderfully Ridiculous Letter Stories: Using Creative Writing and Storytelling to Motivate and Improve Literacy
  • Discovering the Power of the Written Word:  Creating Visual Storytelling with a Combination of Visual art and Creative Writing
  • Discovering the Power of the Written Word: Using Creative Writing and Storytelling to Motivate Students to Become Authors
  • STEM plus Arts=Learning Full STEAM Ahead:  Using Story, Movement and Visual Images to explain the Principles of Science
  • STEM plus Arts=Learning Full STEAM Ahead:  A Highly Engaging Kinesthetic Exploration of the Scientific Process
  • His-story, Her-Story, Our-Story: Explaining history through writing, drama and dance
  • Stories-in-Motion= Fiction and Non-fiction plus Dance and Story, which brings to the end goal of Comprehension

 
Again, thank you for your support and continued donations making this project possible.

 

If you know of anyone who would love to be part of this project please forward this to them.

Apr 24, 2015

Virtual Classroom: Getting on Board

Color coded fractions
Color coded fractions

 

The Virtual Classrom is getting some traction. Once fully functional this site will empower teachers, educators and other community leaders with direct access to many tools that will encourage and build literacy in children, and adults, in ANY community. This online classroom will be an amazing resource at a click of the mouse. Videos, study guides, lesson plans, forums and many other interactive features will change how our comminuties can grow together. 

 

We have some phenomenal amazing support on the technical side. As previously mentioned we are working to build a database and technical consultant, Maksim Tsvetovat, is setting up the foundation and structure that will get the site up and running. We're also partnered with Shana Carp to write content and develop our marketing strategy to make sure people know about what services the site will offer and how they can get access to valuable resources.

 

In addition to  these two amazing people and their teams we would like to introduce you to  Daniel Modell who we recently joined with on this project. He is a creative director, art director and interactive designer with a background in photography, illustration and the fine arts.

His first professional client was a broadcast group known as Newcity Communications, later acquired by Clear Channel. The project began with the objective of creating an online presence for a group of radio stations that delivered news and entertainment in the Syracuse, NY market, and with Daniel’s direction, was expanded to become a first-of-its-kind local city guide, providing up-to-date content, and a hub for advertisers, driving additional revenue and public interest. 

Daniel went on to form a company called Inspiral Design, offering brand design and marketing services to local businesses. He was hired by his largest client, Sage Marcom, where he worked as the company’s first staff interactive designer. Since then, Daniel has spent nearly two decades working for many of New York's top digital agencies, small creative shops, and innovative startups, where has been responsible for numerous successful and award-winning campaigns. The more well-known names include DDB, Organic, Ogilvy, BBDO, and Amazon.

In 2010, he started Daniel Modell Design, to provide strategic, creative, and interactive technology services for a select group of clients, with a focus on developing efficient solutions for marketing, advertising, eCommerce, content strategy, and social media. Daniel’s expertise is in translating business requirements into interactive experiences.

In 2014, his interest in blockchain technology led him to accept a creative advisory role for FoldingCoin, a project that uses crypto-currency technology to incentivize participants who donate their un-used computational cycles to simulate complex protein folding in order to aid researchers in the quest to discover cures for diseases. 

 

With this diverse team we are building a strong foundation and structure to ensure the quality, sustainibility and reach of the Virtual Classroom. 

 

If you love this project please share with a friend and encourage them to take part in this project too.

Outside the beat boxing
Outside the beat boxing
Mar 26, 2015

STEAMing it Up!!

Sharing his Excitement
Sharing his Excitement

This school year we are working to bolster students’ core skills through STEAM. We customize our programs to meet the needs of the class and the teaching cirriculum. Working closely with the teachers and arts liasons we specifically design our time within the classroom to have the most impact in each childs life. 

In both our research and practice we’re finding more and more evidence supporting the power of integrating the arts into science, technology, engineering and math lessons to create “STEAM”. We’re excited to be part of the movement to inspire today’s students to become tomorrow’s ground-breakers in exciting and new ways, who contribute to enhancing our communities and nation as a whole.  


Here are some of Story Tapestries’ current STEAM programs:
 

  • Arts-Integrated Storytelling:  Learn the Standards through dance, spoken word, writing and drama (ALL curriculum)
  • Math+Arts Integration=Empowered Math Understanding
  • Wonderfully Ridiculous Letter Stories: Using Creative Writing and Storytelling to Motivate and Improve Literacy
  • Discovering the Power of the Written Word:  Creating Visual Storytelling with a Combination of Visual art and Creative Writing
  • Discovering the Power of the Written Word: Using Creative Writing and Storytelling to Motivate Students to Become Authors
  • STEM plus Arts=Learning Full STEAM Ahead:  Using Story, Movement and Visual Images to explain the Principles of Science
  • STEM plus Arts=Learning Full STEAM Ahead:  A Highly Engaging Kinesthetic Exploration of the Scientific Process
  • His-story, Her-Story, Our-Story: Explaining history through writing, drama and dance
  • Stories-in-Motion= Fiction and Non-fiction plus Dance and Story
  • Family Innovation Nights:  The entire family spends 1 and a half to 3 hours making and creating anything from robots to books.
  • Professional Development for teachers:  Build practical skills for improving classroom management, teaching to multiple levels in the classroom, and using the arts to engage students in their academic lesson

 

If you LOVE this project please share this report with friends and family, or simply mention Story Tapestries in conversation. 

Using Movement to Learn
Using Movement to Learn

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