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Bill Carbone

Rock and Roll Forever Foundation
Executive Director, TeachRock | RUMBLE: Music and Indigenous People in the Classroom
Bill Carbone is Executive Director at Steven Van Zandt's Rock and Roll Forever Foundation (RRFF), where his skills as an ethnomusicologist, educator, musician, and people-person coalesce. At RRFF, Carbone leads a staff of 13 curriculum designers, policy wonks, and development professionals ever onward and upward toward their mission to empower teachers and engage students by using popular music to create interdisciplinary, culturally responsive education materials for all 21st-century classrooms. Over the past several years, Bill has fostered partnerships with and developed educational materials to accompany films such as Ron Howard's The Beatles: Eight Days A Week, the PBS Soundbreaking series, CNN Soundtracks, and RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World. He's presented and workshopped the material at conferences from Reno, Nevada to Qatar, and sometimes even hits the road with Little Steven to preach arts integration from the stage.

TeachRock lesson plans use popular music to help teachers engage culturally diverse students in standards-aligned work across disciplines. This workshop will showcase the award-winning documentary RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World and the curriculum/lesson plans we developed to help showcase the Indigenous influence on Rock and Roll. 
- Gain a broad understanding of how to find and implement the free, standards-aligned RUMBLE curriculum at Teachrock.org
- Leave with a social emotional learning activity to help students of all ages explore personal identity

About Teachrock.org
Launched by Stevie Van Zandt and the Founders Board of Bono, Jackson Browne, Martin Scorsese, and Bruce Springsteen, TeachRock.org provides free, standards-aligned resources that use music to help K-12 students succeed in disciplines like science, math, social studies, language arts, and more.