tag: everyday arts for special education

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 BLOG

Exciting EASE Updates: PDAE, Foundations & SXSW!

EASE is delighted to announce some exciting news as we continue to kick off the school year! EASE is the recipient of the Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) grant in partnership with NYC's District 75, allowing us to build upon our successful programs to launch innovative new initiatives over the next four years. The PDAE grant will support an unprecedented partnership among UAP, NYC ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

Delia Denson in BLOG

EASE Summer Institute 2014!

From August 7th to the 9th, the Urban Arts office was taken over and officially “boopified.” Kicking off with 30 teachers, teaching artists, and special education professionals traveling from around New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington DC, and as far as North Carolina, the EASE Summer Institute provided three full days of training in its ... Continue reading ›

Lauren Jobson-Ahmed

Lauren Jobson-Ahmed

Everyday Arts for Special Education Program Coordinator

Lauren Jobson-Ahmed in BLOG

Meet Stephanie Radhke, an Everyday Arts for Special Education Intern!

Stephanie Radke, a native of Washington DC is a rising senior at Wellesley College where she is majoring in English. She is passionate about politics, literature, and the arts. She is loving her summer in NYC working at Urban Arts. In her free time, she can be found waiting in line for rush tickets, visiting museums, ... Continue reading ›

Katrena Perou

Katrena Perou

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M258 Photography/Visual Arts

Erika Kapin, teaching artist for M258, is integrating her photography skills with the school's art teacher Mr. Strauss. The two art teachers have been able to combine their expertise in the arts by creating high quality art projects. Using the photo portraits from project one, student created texts exploring identity, images photographed by students, images cut from ... Continue reading ›

Delia Denson

Delia Denson

Communications Coordinator

Delia Denson in BLOG

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 ›

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 ›