Teachers deserve some serious shoutouts right now for the work they're doing with students in school and learning virtually.
Stephanie Kapsa and a team of music teachers in the Appleton Area School District in Appleton, Wisconsin spent their summer drafting a plan that would allow all of their students to keep learning music despite the chaos of the pandemic with a mixture of virtual and in-person learning.
They reached out to local music vendors, worked with their superintendent, gathered volunteers and secured over $56,000 in funding. The group was able to fill 7,500 bags with a collection of music items: an egg shaker, rhythm sticks, cup, boom whacker, and scarf. They also made buckets with drumsticks for the older kids working on their rhythm and percussion skills.
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