Arts Integration

James Miles

James Miles

Fresh Ed Professor

James Miles in Arts Integration, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Yes, You Do Want Drama In Your Classroom

"Yo Mister, that ain't right!"   I'm teaching test prep in a Title I High School, in a part of Brooklyn that’s not portrayed on Girls, leading a rambunctious group of previously failing students through a content-review of the Cold War; exploring the difference between capitalism and communism. One particularly volatile student, Jonathan, is decrying the fact that ... Continue reading ›

Philip Courtney

Philip Courtney

Philip Courtney has been the CEO of Urban Arts Partnership since 2003. Since that time the organization has grown into New York City’s largest arts education organization, directly serving more than 100 schools, 500 teachers and 12,000 students this year. In 2011, Philip spearheaded UAP’s national expansion to the Los Angeles Unified School District where the organization is serving 10 schools, 40 teachers and 1,300 students. More recently, Philip oversaw UAP’s acquisition of NYC based Manhattan New Music Project, assuming the management of their i3 (Investing In Innovation) grant from the US Department of Education. Philip is a contributing writer to the NYCDOE Blueprint of the Arts, served on the panel at New York State Council on The Arts, and is part of a consortium of arts organizations engaging NYC politicians on their vision for arts education.

Philip Courtney in Arts Integration

Art Creates Opportunities

I sometimes wonder how on earth I ended up doing what I do. I was a troublesome student. In every classroom setting I felt this uncontrollable urge to change the flow of the lesson. I’d lean back on my chair, and eventually fall backwards much to the enjoyment of my classmates. I’d make jokes to get them all laughing. ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

Delia Denson in Arts Integration, Teaching Artists

Desert, Ocean, Wetland, Forest and Tundra!

Students in Ms.Rico’s 3rd grade science class at Elizabeth Learning Center created five shadow puppet videos as part of their unit on habitats. Students wrote stories with their teacher Ms.Rico, emphasizing important vocabulary and concepts around life cycles and adaptation. Students then created shadow puppets with which to narrate their tales. In order to set the ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

Delia Denson in Arts Integration, Early Childhood Education

Peer-to-Peer Learning and Student Leadership

Contributed by Annie Levy, EASE Teaching Artist   In the fifth year of EASE, I find myself in a classroom of 12 older students, where everyone is cognitively older and everyone is verbal. The teacher, Mr. Sullivan, is a Level I Ease teacher, so the focus of my visits are on gaining comfort with the EASE activities and ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

Delia Denson in Arts Integration, Teaching Artists

0 + 0 is 0! Oh! 1 + 1 is 2! Oooh! 2 + 2 is 4! More!

In this Math & Music (percussion) residency for first grade, students have been exploring mathematical concepts through music-making. Since September, we explored 2 units; Operations & Algebraic Thinking as well as Numbers and Operations in Base Ten as well as gaining musical, artistic and social-emotional skills. For the unit on Operations and Algebraic Thinking, students focused on ... Continue reading ›

Claire Tunkel

Claire Tunkel

Story Studio Program Manager

Claire Tunkel in Arts Integration, Early Childhood Education

Transforming Confidence Through Storytelling

  Our goal is to prepare students for the  future by empowering them to tell their personal stories. StoryStudio uses visual art as a vehicle for this empowered self-expression and communication to take place.  These moments, where confidence is transformed, gives our children a platform for learning to occur, as they gain the courage and determination to succeed. ... Continue reading ›