Christine Casado

Digital Inclusion at PS 4

When the COVID-19 quarantine hit, our School Media team at PS 4 pivoted to turn a program that was two weeks into the semester into a remote learning experience for our students. Working closely with school administrators, Christine Casado and teaching artist Vinny Arizzo of Projectivity adapted to the extraordinary circumstances. They maintained a class…

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How-To Videos

Tutorials and More Instructional Videos As part of our #KindnessBeatsTheVirus COVID-19 free “Tools for Schools,” we offer these instructional videos by members of our School Media and teaching artists teams. Feel free to use them in your classrooms, or contact us to schedule a workshop. How to Make How-To Videos Thrive Collective’s School Media director…

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Bandlab Music Makers

PS 282 students produced their own music during Thrive Collective’s winter 2020 School Media after school program using BandLab. They talk about the importance of creating music during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I don’t like hearing about coronavirus, when people die and stuff. But as Mr. Josh says, if you feel something, let it out in…

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Teach Them Tuesdays

Free Resources for Teachers Thrive Collective’s School Media Director Christine Casado inspires today’s #KindnessBeatsTheVirus challenge by reminding schools to sign up to win a free coronavirus mural, and download free arts education resources here. Prompt: what’s your favorite free resource at Tools for Schools? Share a photo, video, or any image of a student using…

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School Media Returns to PS 282

Thanks to ongoing support from NYC Council Member Brad Lander and the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, School Media returned to PS 282 for a fourth year in a row. Our third and fourth grade after-school students produced three videos. Enjoy.

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It’s a Wrap

On July 19th, twenty Harlem Hub students and five teaching artists began an ambitious journey at our inaugural Summer Arts Academy. They agreed: Our music students would write and record an original song. Our media students would produce the music video for the song. Our dance students would develop and perform choreography for the video. And our murals…

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"Bring Art Back" Harlem hub x Thrive Collective

Thrive x Harlem Hub: Summer Arts Academy

The Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub and Thrive Collective present the first annual Bring Art Back Summer Arts Academy at the Harlem Hub, July 18th – August 3rd, from 11 am to 4pm, Monday – Friday. Register on-site at the Harlem Hub, 302 West 124th Street, 3rd Floor, July 16-20. Students will receive instruction in…

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“Let’s Prevent” — A Film about Bullying

This spring, School Media students at MS/HS 141 Riverdal/Kingsbridge Academy produced “Let’s Prevent,” a documentary about bullying. The film features peers who have been both the bullies and the victims. Filmed, edited, and directed by students Jolany Alcantara and America Quezada.

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Let’s March Together for Education

Next Tuesday, March 27th, is National Education and Sharing Day. The day was first established by the United States Congress in 1978 to honor Rabbi M. M. Schneerson, who was a passionate advocate for children’s education. Rabbi Schneerson believed that education should focus not only on academic achievements, but also on character building. President Obama…

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