Studio to School

Author: Taylor Neitzke

S2S Reflection E-Journal #15

Provide varied, relevant and high-quality opportunities for students to engage in arts learning. Cultivate a school environment in which arts…

Learning Community Reflection

E-Journal #14 The Studio to School initiative is an incredibly rare and unique opportunity to dive deep with significant resources…

S2S Reflection E-Journal #12

As we embark on this final year of the Studio to School the following quote echoes in my head:  …

S2S Reflection E-Journal #11

Rubric Reflections The rubric process was a helpful reflection and planning tool for our team as we wrap up year…

S2S Reflection E-Journal #10 – 2020 Vision and The Power of the Media

Power of the Media: Arts Education in 2020 Media has the ability to shape what we consume, what we wear,…

“What Connects Us,” Journal #9

What Connects Us Project Description by Teaching Artist Elijah Hasan “What Connects Us” is an art project that combines photography and…

Year 4 and Beyond Logic Model

Check out our logic model for year 4 and beyond: ME_OpenSchoolOpenSignalLogic Model_V1_2017_04_13  

S2S Reflection E-Journal #8

Pulsar at Open School North Reflection #8: Sustainability When you think about how you will sustain your project (or its…

Project Evaluation Planning: What We Want to Learn Next

Check out our programmatic vision logic model we created with Steve Patty and what we want to learn next below. 

S2S Reflection E-Journal #7

Pulsar at Open School North: Reflection #7 Pulsar—an education program operated by the Hollywood Theatre and Portland Community Media—has created the…

S2S Reflection E-Journal #6, Robot Love

Taylor Neitzke, the Director of Education and myself, Lindsay Kaplan, the Director of Community Engagement at the Hollywood Theatre, took…

E-Journal Reflection #5 INSAtember!

    Arts Education Offering #1: Stories in Movement Was this developed through S2S project? No Programming location: In-school Type of programming: Sequential…

S2S: Journal Reflection #4

S2S: Journal Reflection #4 What is the most important or valuable thing that you learned at the August rendezvous about…

INSA in Residence

  The Hollywood Theatre is bringing internationally renowned artist INSA to Portland for a month-long residency in September! INSA will create a GIF-ITI…

Teacher Appreciation at Open Meadows

Students were asked who their favorite teachers were and why. Click the image below to hear about all that the Open…

Neka and Khalo Music Video by Open Meadow Students!

This amazing new video was produced in the Hollywood Theatre Studio at Open Meadow School. Click the picture below to…

Play of Kid ‘n Play Visits Open Meadow

Christopher “Play” Martin spoke to Open Meadow students about what it means to stay engaged in school and education while presenting…

Journal Reflection #3

Impactful Uses of Our Year 1 Funding Media Lab, Teaching / Production Supplies A significant amount of time and resources…

Drone Demo with Alex Witherspoon

Entrepreneur and STEM advocate, Alex Witherspoon taught OMMS students how to operate a state of the art drone on a…

Student Produced Commercials

Still from “Shrimp Pringles” commercial by Justen and Haydyn.  Language Arts students at Open Middle completed their advertisement section by creating…

I am a Hero

How would you define the word hero? Can an everyday person be a hero? Hollywood Theatre Studio Exploration students created a…

Math + Animation = Fun!

Math students at Open Middle got a chance to blend their geometry studies with animation in a “2D to 3D” project. Students began by finding…

GoPro Teacher Training

Faculty and staff at Open Middle School participated in a GoPro training provided by the Hollywood Theatre Education Programs. Participants…

Media Student of the Month, Bryce!

Bryce, Open Middle School 7th grader Bryce was selected for our first Media Student of the Month for his immense…

Journal Reflection 2: Partnerships

We had originally proposed to bring guest artists in for the day to speak about their practice. After the Hollywood…

Made of Stars

Students in the Hollywood Theatre exploration class at Open Meadow made a music video for local hip hop artist Jah’di….

Field Trip with Ben Popp

There is still a certain magic for me whenever I begin working on film, knowing that something will either come…

Guest Filmmaker Jeff Oliver

Starting this week Open Meadow will offer after school classes for students eager to continue creating and exploring past their 3pm release….

Poet Isaiah Spriggs

  Students enrolled in the Hollywood Theatre’s weekly exploration class are working together to create a poem and short video about…

Artist in Residence Tori Abernathy

We are thrilled to announce Tori Abernathy as our first Hollywood Theatre Studio Artist in Residence at Open Meadow Middle School. Tori…

Dr. Geneva Craig Visit

  Dr. Geveva Craig with Principal Michael Navarro On February 11, in honor of Black History Month, students at Open…

Guest Artist Brian Dove

  Brian Dove is a digital media artist, raised in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, currently working in video, music and interactive…

“I Am From”

Language Arts students brought their “I Am From” poems to life in the Hollywood Theatre Studio with stop motion animation. View their…

iPad Animation Teacher Training

Resident Media Artist Taylor Neitzke led an iPad animation training at Open Meadow on January 14, 2015. Teachers and faculty created animated “I…

Private Selma Screening

Hollywood Theatre Education Programs welcomed students from Open Meadow Middle School on January 13th to a screening of the new…

OMSI Field Trip

Open Meadow Middle School Visits OMSI “Animation” Exhibit This fall, Open Meadow Middle School traveled to fantastical animated worlds and…

Measuring Progress, Year 1

Measuring Progress- Year 1

Journal Reflection 1: Fall 2014

We have surprised Open Meadow Middle by converting a small storage room in their gym into a high tech media…

Fall Photos, 2014