Everyday Arts for Special Education (EASE) Summer Institute – July 15-19
How can you use the arts to engage elementary school children with disabilities?
How can you effectively teach Core Curriculum to elementary students in motivating and exciting ways?
How can you enrich your own teaching and learning practice?
Explore these questions and learn hands-on arts activities that you can immediately integrate into your classroom — with no previous arts training required!
Join teachers from across the country for the Everyday Arts For Special Education (EASE) Summer Institute, a five-day training (9:00 AM-5:00 PM, daily) exploring the multiple benefits of curriculum-integrated arts instruction for students with disabilities. Discover the many ways in which basic music, movement, theater and visual arts activities can be used to enhance student learning.
Training will focus on effective practice in multi-disciplinary, integrated arts instruction for children with disabilities, and will be divided between hands-on arts activities and discussion. Regardless of previous arts training or experience, participants will leave the EASE Summer Institute with the knowledge, resources, and confidence required to begin implementing integrated arts activities in the classroom.
The EASE Summer Institute is a joint presentation of New York City’s Special Education District, District 75, and Urban Arts Partnership. EASE methodology was developed through a five-year research grant funded by the US Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) program, and has proven effective in increasing students’ communication and socialization skills, classroom behavior, and academic learning.
**Information to come about recommended hotels for out-of-town teachers and access to special cultural events!**