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Michael Wiggins

Michael Wiggins

Director of Education MICHAEL was the Education Program Consultant and teaching artist trainer for the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater for 15 seasons. He founded Teaching Artist Group (www.teachingartistgroup.org), and he is the founding Artistic Producer of Mud/Bone. Michael served as a proposal review panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Theater Program, and as a member of the writing committee for the New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts (PDF). He has developed and facilitated numerous professional development workshops for teaching artists, and for classroom teachers in Title I schools. He was a member of the New Victory Theater’s original Teaching Artist Enrichment Team, and currently serves as a member of the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable’s Teaching Artist Affairs Committee. He has worked as an adjunct professor for NYU’s Educational Theatre Program and for The Graduate Program in Educational Theatre at The City College of New York. He is the author of The Teaching Artist Sutras, which debuted, this semester, as an assigned reading in graduate level courses at both NYU, and City College. His blog for the Association of Teaching Artists is archived, and he continues to post @ Twitter, Education: New York University Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Progam MFA (’98).

Michael Wiggins in BLOG, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

After Ferguson: UAP Changemakers Initiative Lesson Plan

After Ferguson: UAP Changemakers Initiative Lesson Plan At Urban Arts Partnership, the Changemakers Initiative encourages teaching artists to explore social justice issues in their classrooms. This lesson was developed by UAP Program Staff Augustina Warton and Jamel Mims, in the aftermath of the police shooting of Michael Brown, as a portable workshop for teaching artists to ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

Delia Denson in BLOG, Events

Come Check Us Out at SXSWEdu!

Urban Arts Partnership will be out in full force at SXSWEdu! The SXSWedu® Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds in education. The four-day event affords registrants open access to engaging sessions, interactive workshops, hands on learning experiences, cinematic portrayals, early stage startups ... Continue reading ›

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 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 ›