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Thanks, Donors!

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TAC’s Winter Fundraising Campaign wrapped up at midnight on Wednesday. Thank you so much to everyone who supported TAC’s work of teaching kids the joy of building, making & creating! Our winter fundraising drive raised $7,000 to help fund upcoming workshops in carpentr

January 2015: Curriculum Meeting Recap

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Hello, TAC community! It’ s a new year, and thus TAC brings you a new blogger to keep you updated on TAC projects and opportunities for involvement. My name is Becca Ball, Logistics Coordinator and TAC Core Team member, and I am thrilled to be your TAC blogger for 2015.  First o

2014: A look back

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  Technical Artisan’s Collective Celebrates 2014 Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   In TAC’s first 18 months, over 1,000 students have been taught by more than 50 designers, technicians and artisans Through TAC educational projects, kids and

Controlling Light

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Thank you to everyone who attended Technical Artisans Collective’s Controlling Light workshop yesterday! It was a fabulous day to learn how to control light with Electronic Theatre Controls’ Ion console. Teens learned the history of controlling light and how to set-up and

TAC’s 2013 Milestones

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In 2013, TAC had a wonderful year developing pilot programs through workshops, street fairs, an in-school residency and teacher training.   Teacher Training & Curriculum Development TAC’s teacher training program began with a series of workshops in which production prof

Teacher Training 2: Recap

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We had a small but good talk about tailoring lesson plans to simple ideas that are interesting and interactive for 5 minute lessons. This honestly, was much harder than it looks! But the great realisation for everyone was how helpful the questions that the lesson plan asks are. To be

Teacher Training 1: Lesson Plan Basics

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Our first teacher training session developed this set of documents that discusses the basic ideas, terminology and educator friendly layout for a lesson plan. This set of documents is indispensable for creating the 5 minute lesson plan that is at the core of the Teacher Training sessi

Definitions

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Short, sweet and to the point, Kim has developed a list of terminology that all TAC teachers need to be familiar with to speak effectively with other teachers, educators and school administrators. These terms are for review since they will be coming up a lot as we move more into mergi