tag: Arts Integration

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

Delia Denson in Early Childhood Education

Communicating and Socializing Non-Verbally

by Nancy Oliver Volante, EASE Teaching Artist Communication is a basic need, which allows people to connect, make decisions and choices that will affect their lives, and connect them to a sense of belonging, identity and place. Just because a child cannot speak does not mean that the child does not have a voice. In fact, I ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

Delia Denson in BLOG

The Art of the Game:  Fun as Behavior Management

Contributed by EASE Teaching Artist, Melanie House On a cold rainy morning in mid-December, I leave my warm home in the Bronx to travel to the edge of Queens, near Long-Island, for work.  Light is just beginning to fill the sky, as I make my way with a large bag of items to my first class.  When I ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

Delia Denson in Early Childhood Education

Controlled Autonomy (or set-ups and sweet spots)

Contributed by T. Scott Lilly, EASE Teaching-Artist (This discussion is through the lens of District 75 and working with children with special needs. It is my hope that this discussion will also have resonance within General Education) I've been thinking a lot, off and on, time to time, here and there, about how we learn and how we "teach". ... 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 ›

Sarah Bowie

Sarah Bowie

Sarah Bowie in BLOG

iDESIGN @ Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School – Cultural Awareness Event

On Friday, November 22nd, students, staff and parents came together to celebrate diversity and culture among the community.  This event was centered around sharing food, talents, and gratitude for all of the support, education, and love that the Metro community provides and receives throughout the school year.  Student DJs Smooth & Kay-Kay provided the beats for ... Continue reading ›

Sheena Minott

Sheena Minott

Sheena Minott in BLOG

A PUSH in the right direction!

Last week Urban Arts Partnership at Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School enjoyed an exciting PUSH Expanded Learning Time with music teacher Kasiem, dance teacher Taina and entrepreneurship/jewelry making teacher Eleanor.  Many students were excited to be a part of something big and everyone gathered around to introduce themselves to their fellow peers. Finally everyone settled down ... Continue reading ›

Sita Frederick

Sita Frederick

Everyday Arts for Special Education Program Director

Sita Frederick in BLOG

Everyday Arts for Special Education, 2013 Summer Institute

This past July, MNMP/Urban Arts Partnership and the New York City Special Education District, District 75, presented the Everyday Arts for Special Education (EASE) Summer Institute, an intensive five-day training event for both elementary school and arts teachers across the New York City region. For the full duration of the EASE Summer Institute, teachers and EASE ... Continue reading ›