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Schoology to Power Henry Mancini Online Arts Curriculum from Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center

MIDLAND, Pa. February 18, 2015 – A new digital way to learn about the arts is soon coming to middle and high school students. Henry Mancini Arts Education—created by Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center (LPPAC) and its partners—contains 3,000 online arts lessons that bring dance, music, theatre and visual arts to students via digital platforms including tablets, smart phones, laptops and computers. The lessons, for home schooling, virtual schools, or traditional classrooms, to be accessed through the Schoology learning management system, will be available in Fall 2015.

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This revolutionary, highly interactive curriculum is dynamic and imaginative in ways made possible by the endless creativity of the arts. The curriculum consists of 32 semester-length courses aligned to the National Core Arts Standards and created by a large team of artists, educators and digital learning specialists.

LPPAC selected Schoology for the platform host of Mancini Education because of its size, stability and penetration across the globe. “When we set out to create Mancini Education, we knew that we needed a system allowing us to create incredibly interactive lessons on any device and wanted to work with a partner dedicated to helping us meet our timeline goal,” said Sal Aloe, managing director of LPPAC. “Schoology is perfect for developing and deploying our affordable arts curriculum for everyone regardless of budget or technology platform.”

Of the 32 courses in development, some titles include:

  • American Music
  • Arts and the People
  • Art History and Appreciation
  • Careers in the Arts
  • Classical Music Appreciation
  • Digital Photography
  • Elements of Dance
  • Music Theory
  • Photojournalism
  • Profiles in Choreography
  • Studio Arts
  • Theatre History

“We are excited to partner with LPPAC and be the platform of choice to help them deliver their curriculum around the world,” said Jeremy Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Schoology.

LPPAC and the town of Midland, Penn. have a long history of innovation in cyber education and the arts. Resident artists with LPPAC have developed on-line and classroom curriculum that is delivered in homes and classrooms all over the state of Pennsylvania. Mancini Education continues the LPPAC mission to make arts and education affordable, accessible, and available.

See examples of the Mancini Arts lessons at: http://youtu.be/Lj0GqfIMtUM.

About Henry Mancini Arts Education

ManciniEducation.org is a comprehensive arts curriculum designed to make the arts accessible to any student in an online or blended learning environment. Designed by artists, educators and digital learning specialists, this highly interactive online curriculum contains 32 semester-long courses in Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual/Media Arts, and Cross-Disciplinary studies, for grades 7 – 12. Each course is aligned to the National Core Arts Standards and designed specifically to give students the same level of interaction with the arts as they would experience in a traditional classroom. 

About Schoology

New York City-based Schoology—used by 8 million users in over 60,000 K-12 schools and universities around the world—combines dynamic learning management, an easy-to-use collaborative interface and next-generation API integration into one innovative solution. Schoology transforms learning into a media-rich interactive experience where students, teachers, parents and administrators work together to raise student achievement worldwide. Available as a free stand-alone product and as a fee-based integrated enterprise-class solution deployed in schools or across districts, Schoology is user-centric and scalable for any blended learning environment. More information at schoology.com or @schoology.

Tweet: New & amazing 3000 online arts lessons for K-12 out this fall. Mancini Arts on @Schoology LMS. From @LPPACenter #edtech

Video Links: Short intro: http://youtu.be/3XTHeDy0Www  Samples: http://youtu.be/Lj0GqfIMtUM

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Jennifer Harrison: jennifer@jharrisonpr.com or 916.716.0636


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