Educator Insights


The ArtEffect – Art and Social Justice

Andrea Howard (second from left) with 2017 ArtEffect Project grand prize winner Molly Cahill (center).
Tennessee Arts Education Association Secondary Chair Andrea Howard reflects on the Lowell Milken Center ArtEffect Project.

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Engaging Students Through Unsung Heroes Projects

LMC Fellow Robert O'Donnell works with students on their Unsung Hero Project.
In the first ever Educator Insights VLOG, LMC Fellow Robert O'Donnell documents the Unsung Heroes Project process at Christa McAuliffe School in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Projects That Bring Unsung Heroes to Life

Milken Educator Bill Smithyman and his class visit the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes
As inspiration for their own Unsung Heroes projects, Milken Educator Bill Smithyman (KS '15) and his students explore LMC.

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Unsung Heroes Projects: Engaging and Significant

LMC Fellow Terry Kaldhusdal's student displays her Unsung Hero Project.
LMC Fellow Terry Kaldhusdal understands that projects should engage students, while having a lasting impact. Unsung Heroes Projects fit the bill perfectly.

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Mrs. H’s Unsung Hero Empower Hour

Madeline Hanington's Empower Hour students present their Unsung Hero Project.
LMC Fellow Madeline Hanington walks us through her students' experience with the project-based learning Unsung Heroes Project.

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Teaching Relevance and Meaning

LMC Fellow Stacey Donaldson's student Tangela meets with Mrs. Devine's daughter Barbara Russell Reed.
LMC Fellow Stacey Donaldson knew that project-based learning and the Unsung Hero Project were the perfect fit for students to learn about their community.

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Prioritizing Honor: Finding the Time for Unsung Heroes

Students Karissa, Cailey, and Peter work together on their Unsung Hero Project in LMC Fellow Monica Washington's class.
LMC Fellow Monica Washington's students are extremely busy, but they make time for their Unsung Hero project because they recognize its importance.

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Our Journey to Find a STEM Unsung Hero

The Unsung Hero project got LMC Fellow Sarah Vann's students excited about learning. Follow their journey to discovering two STEM Unsung Heroes.

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The Most Important Profession in the World

LMC Fellow Mareike Hachemer gives her Ted Talk in January 2017.
Watch LMC Fellow Mareike Hachemer's Ted Talk about looking at teaching, the most important profession in the world, from a different perspective.

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Reflection and Impact: Melissa Noack’s Experience with The ArtEffect Project

LMC Fellow Melissa Noack's class works on their Unsung Heroes Projects.
LMC Fellow Melissa Noack shares her experience with The ArtEffect Project, from first hearing about it to the lasting impact it's had on her students.

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