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Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

Delia Denson in Teaching Artists

Self Portraits and “I Am” Poems at PS306

Contributed by Jessica Kairé, Story Studio Teaching Artist At PS306, we recently celebrated the completion of our first Story Studio unit: the self portrait. Following an intricate creative process of artmaking, during which fifth-grade students experimented with watercolor techniques and explored descriptive detail by writing their “I Am” poems, we enjoyed a day of sharing In continuing our ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

Delia Denson in Teaching Artists

Student Engagement Leads to Teacher Transformation

Contributed by Jessica Maffia, Story Studio Teaching Artist For our second project of the school year, my 9th and 10th graders are working on identity collages. I drew each student's profile by tracing their shadow. We looked at master collage artists such as Romare Bearden, Anthony Brown and Benton Lutaaya to see how artists can communicate who ... 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 Community Schools, Teaching Artists

High School for Health Careers Talent Show!

On Wednesday December 17th, Health Careers and Sciences High School hosted its second annual Talent Show, all students were invited to attend and participate. The talent show was organized by school day teacher Annabelle Gonzalez and Teaching Artist Frantz Jerome alongside volunteer teachers and other CBOs.    https://vimeo.com/117319990   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 ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

Delia Denson in Community Schools, Teaching Artists

Poetry and Drumming in West Brooklyn Community HS

Students in the Poetry and Drumming programs at West Brooklyn Community High School (WBCHS) recently held a performance to showcase their work from the first trimester.  Teaching artists Melanie Goodreaux and Oneza Lafontant have been working with students three times per week since September. One of the poets, Oscar, performed two pieces about a tragic violent event ... Continue reading ›