Spotlight – Why ACEMM Matters

Why ACEMM Matters: The Power of Multiplication

With the holidays upon us, we find ourselves in a time of reflection of past, present and future. We gather with loved ones to give thanks for the blessings our lives have brought us. We celebrate living in the moment with festivals of light and giving, and we dedicate ourselves to renewal and hope with the promises of a new year and a bright future.

In advance of #GivingTuesday, we wanted to share thoughts on why ACEMM matters from members of the ACEMM Community. As you reflect on your own blessings and visions for the future, we thank you for your support of ACEMM.

Contributing to a Better World: Project-Based Learning through Music, by K. Michelle Lewis

Come along on a journey with second graders who were motivated to help others halfway across the world! Inspired by a children’s book, these students creatively brainstorm and collaborate to provide clean drinking water for people in Africa. In this article, recent Spotlight Award recipient K. Michelle Lewis explains how to use a project-based learning model to empower students to explore both music and solve real-world concerns, and how to align such a project to the National Core Arts Standards. ACEMM invites you to read “Contributing to a Better World: Project-Based Learning through Music”!