According to a recent press release from Arthur Motta, the Community and Public Affairs Manager for New Bedford Public Schools, the district is partnering with “STEAM the Streets” for a community-wide campaign.

“New Bedford Public Schools invites the community to provide creative content for a social media campaign entitled #NBTLC,” said Motta. “The campaign aims to show that even during this time of extended school closure, the NBPS community is stepping up to the challenge with creativity and resourcefulness to enhance TLC; Teaching, Learning and Connecting.”

The collected contributions from members of the community will come together in a district-wide music video to be released on Wednesday, June 17, the eve of the last day of the school year.

Speaking enthusiastically of the online campaign, Superintendent Thomas Anderson stated, “NBTLC is an innovative way for our students, families, and staff to show the community their creativity and engagement in teaching, learning and connecting.  STEAM stands for 'Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math' and ‘STEAM the Streets’ focuses on the arts by tapping the creativity in each of us. I’m looking forward to seeing the final product that highlights our talents and shows our passion.”

There are lots of opportunities for New Bedford families, teachers, and staff to submit material to be featured in the music video. For instance, teachers can submit videos showing innovative projects they’ve assigned to their students, and students and families can submit videos working on those projects at home.

Ways that students, families, and staff can be a part of the #NBTLC music video:

  1. Make Art - Create a sign with your own word that represents TLC.
  2. Dance - Record yourself doing dance moves to the #NBTLC beat.
  3. Give Thanks - Special people are helping us get through these tough times.  Whether you’re a student, parent, or school staff, film a message thanking that special person in your life.

Videos can be submitted HERE through Wednesday, May 27.

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