Distance Learning

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood’s Distance Learning Arts Studio program teaches the visual and performing arts, music and literature to students in Broward public schools via a two-way teleconferencing system operated by the Broward Education Communications Network (BECON).

In partnership with artists, cultural organizations and community groups, the Center delivers free instruction to classrooms and media centers that integrates the arts into a variety of curriculum areas, including math, language arts, history and cultural studies.

Since the program’s inception in 2005/06, the Center has broadcast more than 250 Distance Learning sessions to more than 12,500 students and 800 educators in Broward County Public Schools – about 1,200 students per year. More than 200 previously aired sessions are currently archived at the Center’s website and can be downloaded at no charge.

All curricula for the Center’s youth education programs follow Next Generation Sunshine State Standards set by the Florida Department of Education. By adhering to state curriculum standards, the Center assures that the proven benefits of the arts are applied in all subject areas.


Jack O’Lantern: Illuminating Its History: October 25, 2016
The Rhythm is Gonna Get Ya - Creating Beats for a Better You: November 10, 2016
Triangular Turkeys: Tricks of Trigonometry: November 18, 2016
Upcycled Origami Five Star Ornament: December 9, 2016
3-D Kinetic Sculpture: Pop-Up Valentine: February 10, 2017


Weaving Your Way Through MATH: May 10, 2016
3D Kinetic Sculpture: Pop-Ups for Mom: May 3, 2016
Earth Day in the Theater! – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Project: April 21, 2016
Simple Scientific Symmetry: February 23, 2016
Ripple Effect: Making Tiny Splashes in a Big Pond: January 12, 2016
Fancy Fibonacci Ornaments: December 11, 2015
Parabolic Star Ornaments: December 4, 2015
Turning Thaumatrope Turkeys: November 20, 2015

Complete Distance Learning archives.

Knight Foundation / BBX Capital

The Distance Learning Arts Studio is funded in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, BBX Capital Foundation, the Helen Ingham Foundation, and Josephine S. Leiser Foundation. Support Distance Learning with a gift today – your donation will be matched by the Knight Foundation!