tag: Teaching Artists

James Miles

James Miles

Fresh Ed Professor

James Miles in Early Childhood Education

SERIOUS PLAY

Is there a direct correlation between early childhood learning experiences, and high school graduation rates? Are students academic learning outcomes in later years, predetermined by the quality of their early childhood education?Research on the subject is all over the place, but, from what I have read, science strongly suggests the answer to these questions is "maybe". "...early childhood is the most important inflection ... 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 ›