tag: High School

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 ›

James Miles

James Miles

Fresh Ed Professor

James Miles in Arts Integration, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Yes, You Do Want Drama In Your Classroom

"Yo Mister, that ain't right!"   I'm teaching test prep in a Title I High School, in a part of Brooklyn that’s not portrayed on Girls, leading a rambunctious group of previously failing students through a content-review of the Cold War; exploring the difference between capitalism and communism. One particularly volatile student, Jonathan, is decrying the fact that ... Continue reading ›

Sarah Bowie

Sarah Bowie

Sarah Bowie in BLOG

UAP Alumni Mentors of the Month – JANUARY 2014

This year, UAP's Alumni Mentor programs, iCONNECT & Brotherhood/Sisterhood, are employing 13 young people to go into schools and mentor high school and middle school students.  Our Mentors are uniquely equipped to connect with and guide their Mentees on the path towards success, self-advocacy, increased social-emotional skills, and leadership. In order to recognize Mentors who have done ... Continue reading ›

Sheena Minott

Sheena Minott

Sheena Minott in Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Events

Students of MDPHS talk Stop And Frisk

Post by students Vladimir  & Candice The MDPHS Urban Arts Partnership team went on a journey to SoHo and experienced how stop and frisk affects people in the community. At the event there were pictures of people that were killed by cops and sadly one of our Urban Arts students saw someone she knew in the pictures and shed tears ... Continue reading ›

Sarah Bowie

Sarah Bowie

Sarah Bowie in BLOG

Fun! Brr! Yes!…iCONNECT at Bryant Park!

On Friday the 13th, iCONNECT teens from HSAII (High School for Arts, Imagination & Inquiry) started the afternoon with excitement and joy which was a great energy to have on our FIRST trip! Getting to know each other by busting our bottoms and competing for who skates the best is quite interesting at Bryant Park. Lots ... Continue reading ›

Cami Aurioles

Cami Aurioles

Cami Aurioles in BLOG

UAP Wins $500,000 Community Schools Grant

On December 18, 2013, Urban Arts Partnership was selected as 1 of 10 organizations in New York City, 1 of 30 in New York State, to win an award through New York State's Community Schools Grants Initiative. This is an exciting opportunity for UAP to make a profound impact. Through shared collaboration with partners, we will ... Continue reading ›

Sarah Bowie

Sarah Bowie

Sarah Bowie in BLOG

iCONNECT at Graphics High School Bowling Party!

On a snowy day in December, the iCONNECT crew at Graphics High School in Manhattan, led by Liz Cruz-Cortes & Kasiem Walters, made their way to Bowlmor Lanes in Times Square.  As a part of an attendance incentive and holiday celebration, the twelve students came together to eat, practice their bowling skills, and relax with their ... 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 ›