Welcome to MAGIC 2001!

Please read the following information before starting.   We’ve tried to provide you with enough details to give you a good idea of what we’re trying to accomplish this year and how you and your students can make the most of MAGIC 2001.  Welcome Aboard!

                                                                                                               
Overall Objective

The main objective of MAGIC is TO MAKE LEARNING FUN.  Have your students listen to one or more of the song(s).  Ask them to create some type of art.  Digitize the art.  Upload the art to the MAGIC Web site at www.getmagic.net.  Attend the live concert (if possible) or watch the Webcast.  Have fun!  It’s just that easy.  The lesson plans provide a standards-based approach to using MAGIC in your classroom.

 

Lesson Plans

We’ve developed one lesson plan for each song.  All of the lessons are correlated to the Virginia Standards of Learning in various disciplines and to national standards in Art.  Some of the lessons also contain subject-specific correlations that vary from song to song based on the lyrical content.

Teachers at grade levels other than the suggested ones should feel free to adapt the lesson plans accordingly for their own needs.

Submitting Your Digitized Art

All digitized art must be submitted to www.getmagic.net via the teachers administration area.  We have provided you with easy to follow directions and technical assistance to help guide you through the process.

Art must be able to fit on a standard flat bed scanner.  We cannot accept art work that does not meet these size standards.  If your art is not easily scanned, please e-mail or call 757-431-8724 to discuss your specific situation.  Although we prefer that everything stay within a standard, we do have digital cameras available for non-standard art.



Live Concert and Webcast

MAGIC 2001 is an educational component of the Virginia Arts Festival this year, and the MAGIC concert is a scheduled event as part of the festival.  Please visit http://www.vaintlartsfest.com for more information about the festival.

Complimentary tickets are available for participating students and teachers. Students will also get a complimentary ticket for one family member. Additional family member tickets are $5.00. General Admission tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.

Date:                           Saturday, May 12, 2001

Time:                            7:30 p.m.

Location:                      The Harrison Opera House, Norfolk, Virginia

To Request Tickets:     757-288-2822

All art received by May 1, 2001 will be included in a multimedia display on gigantic video screens during the live concert.  The concert will be broadcast later worldwide on the MAGIC website.   This is a free browser plug-in. Visitors to the MAGIC Web site will be able to see and view the concert as well as simultaneously view the art created for each song from anywhere in the world!  The art and the concert will remain archived on-line for one year.

 

Timeline At A Glance

February 2001                        Curriculum materials distributed.

Tuesday, May 1, 2001            Last Date to Submit Art for Inclusion During Live concert.

Saturday, May 12, 2001         Live Concert.

May 2001 – April 2002           Virtual Art Show remains on-line.  Teachers are encouraged to continue using lessons.

 

Monetary Incentives

Now, in its fourth year, MAGIC is offering teachers something more - cash prizes totaling $5,500.   There is a $2500 grant for the school that demonstrates the most innovative and comprehenive use of the program across the disciplines.  Individual $500 awards will go to one teacher from each discipline who demonstrates the most innovative approach in applying the MAGIC model to specific subjects such as English, social studies, science, art, music and computer/technology.

Please see the guidelines for more information.

   

Credits

The MAGIC project was conceived and created by performance artist Michael Goldberg and partner Eric Worden, host of the morning show on The Coast radio (93.7 FM).  Michael Goldberg has performed with numerous national-recording acts. He has worked with performance artists at Peabody Conservatory of Music and written and performed with members of the Baltimore Symphony.

BJ Leiderman provided demo recording and engineering for the MAGIC music demos. BJ is an Emmy Award winning composer and is nationally known as the composer of National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” theme song.  Leading local professional musicians including Laura Martier, Henry Johnson and Bruce Grey along with children performers perform the music.

 John Koehler, from Va. Beach based Koehler Studios created the MAGIC Logo.

The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia commissioned two local art educators to write the visual art components of the lesson plans: Carlton Emblidge, Achievable Dream Academy, Newport News (elementary) and Michelle Tillander, Governor's School for the Arts, Norfolk (secondary).

WHRO TV commissioned local Curriculum Writer Barbara Linde to write the lesson plans as part of THE EDUCATION CONNECTION, a project funded by the U. S. Department of Education.

Special thanks to the Consortium for Interactive Instruction representatives for their efforts to involve as many schools as possible.


Getting Technical Assistance

The following people are your Consortium for Interactive Instruction (C.I.I.) representatives.  Please feel free to contact them should you require any technical assistance.

John

Brett

Accomack County Public Schools

787-5754

Nancy

Moye

Cape Henry Collegiate

481-9478 x 225

Susan

Skoczynski

Catholic High School

467-2881

Dale

Sandy

Chesapeake Bay Academy

497-6200

Cynthia

Sparks

Chesapeake Public Schools

482-5635

Mary

Owen

Christ The King School

625-4951

Alline

Riddick

Franklin City Public Schools

569-8111

Lora

Price

Gloucester County Public Schools

693-0351

Georgianna

Skinner

Hampton Public Schools

850-5245

Diann C.

Hall

Hampton Roads Academy

884-9138

Carla

Grune

Hebrew Academy of Tidewater

424-4327

Reuben

Johns

Isle of Wight County Public Schools

357-0915

Bev

Hardin

Middlesex County Public Schools

758-3610

Marie

Bowman

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy

539-8789

John

Buchanan

Newport News Public Schools

591-4576

Ed

Patterson

Norfolk Academy

461-6236 x 5473

Roz

Klein

Norfolk Collegiate School

480-2885

Carolyn T.

Roberson

Norfolk Public Schools

441-2980 x1157

Ronald

West

Northampton County Public Schools

678-5151

Lisa

Willis

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

596-2754

Judith B.

McDowell

Poquoson Public Schools

868-3047

Erma

Curtis-Evans

Portsmouth Public Schools

393-8483

Bill

Hatch

Southampton County Public Schools

653-2692

Nancy

MulHolland

St. Gregory the Great School

497-1811

Nathan

Smith

Suffolk Public Schools

925-5578

Gail

Ford-Westbrook

Tidewater Academy

899-5401

Eileen

Vernon

Virginia Beach Friends School

428-7534

Robert R.

Mullen

Virginia Beach Public Schools

427-4001

Claudine

Payne

Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind

247-2013

Deborah

Adams

Williams School

627-1383

Lee

Welch

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools

259-3660

Cindy

Rudy

York County Public Schools

898-0434

Enjoy.  It’s MAGIC!


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