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Posted Nov 1, 2018

APT Engages Students in New Learning Adventure

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Interactive Digital Field Trip Explores Alabama’s Creative Culture
Alabama Bicentennial Special

Streaming Live on Tuesday, November 6 at 10:00am

Classrooms across Alabama will be turning on computers and visiting Alabama Public Television’s IQ Learning website Tuesday, November 6 for APT’s first interactive digital field trip of the 2018-2019 school year. Artistic Roots: Alabama’s Creative Culture will explore the study and creation of music, theater, sculpture, folk and visual arts around the state.

Artistic Roots is the third in a series of “Learning Adventures” produced by Alabama Public Television to celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial and help classroom teachers engage their students in the study of Alabama subject matter.  

During this one-hour live event, students  will have the opportunity to learn about the famed Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, meet Medusa being carved from Sylacauga marble, visit a community playhouse in Montgomery, discover what it takes to become a record producer in Birmingham and witness a giant sting ray mural come to life on Dauphin Island. Studying the arts provides opportunities for students to expand their understanding of the world and their place in it and gain essential skills needed to create their own artistic expressions.  Artistic Roots will stream live from The Original Makers exhibition at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

Classrooms can sign up to participate in the live event right up until the time it starts on November 6 at 10:00am. Visit www.aptv.org/artisticroots.  After the live event is over, a recording of it will be available on APT’s website so that teachers can continue to use it whenever it works for their classroom schedule.

Alabama Public Television’s digital learning adventures have won state, regional and national awards for educational excellence and engagement, including three regional Emmy Awards in 2018 and the National Association of Broadcasters Community Service Award in 2016. The interactive field trips allow students to ask questions and participate in live polls that increase their engagement and understanding of subject matter. More than half a million students in Alabama and 3.7 million students around the country have participated in APT’s digital field trips in the past several years.

Artistic Roots: Alabama’s Creative Culture is made possible through the generous support of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Malone Family Foundation and Wells Fargo.

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