tag: EASE West

Jiji Kikhia

Jiji Kikhia

Everyday Arts for Special Education Educator

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Using iPad Cameras in the Classroom

I have had the great benefit of coaching EASE (Everyday Arts in Special Education) for 3 ½ years in NYC schools throughout the 5 boroughs. This program is unique because it does not carry the typical dynamic where the teaching artist is leading a class while the classroom teacher only assists or observes. Instead, not only is ... Continue reading ›

Jiji Kikhia

Jiji Kikhia

Everyday Arts for Special Education Educator

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Inspiring Teachers While Respecting Their Classrooms

Christopher McKeon, a special education teacher from Staten Island, untwists a nest of pink, blue, and orange Christmas lights that hang from his arm. He is hanging them up in his small classroom at MS 53K@88 in Brooklyn. Christopher is inspired to change the lighting of his room for his EASE period. “Our classroom is extremely ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

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EASE West 2014 Kicks Off First PD Workshop With LAUSD Inclusion Setting Teachers

February 14, 2014 On Thursday, EASE Program Manager Sita Frederick, and Teaching Artists Matt Bogdanow and Vanessa Ramirez facilitated an EASE West full day professional development workshop at Grand View Boulevard Elementary School for a lively group of educators from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Contracted by the VSA/John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, ... Continue reading ›

Jiji Kikhia

Jiji Kikhia

Everyday Arts for Special Education Educator

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“Know what is important and let the rest go”

"K" - by Chelsea Hackett When I began working with EASE, it felt like everything was slightly overwhelming.  There were a lot of activities to learn, as well as differentiating to each population, supporting the teachers and their needs, and traveling to far out boroughs to make it all happen.  I remember feeling excited, nervous, and generally ... Continue reading ›

Sita Frederick

Sita Frederick

Everyday Arts for Special Education Program Director

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Everyday Arts for Special Education takes part in 2013 Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference

On August 7th and 8th, the Kennedy Center’s Office of VSA and Accessibility hosted the 2013 Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference. The conference addressed a wide array of topics and issues pertaining to the practice, policy, and research of arts education’s intersection with special education. Attendees partook in discussions and experiential sessions devoted to improving ... Continue reading ›