Program

Summer Institute for Educational Inclusion

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Registration is Open

Join us for our Summer Institute for Educational Inclusion hosted by our Everyday Arts for Special Education and Fresh Education programs.

This summer, Urban Arts Partnership is excited to share what we’ve learned through our implementation of Everyday Arts for Special Education (EASE) and Fresh Ed; two federally-funded research and model-development programs driven by the idea that the arts, inclusive educational practices, and applied technology are the new pathways to student success.

Conducted in partnership with NYC DOE District 75 and LAUSD, EASE was funded by a $4.6 million dollar Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) award from the U.S. Department of Education. Just completing its first year, Fresh Ed is funded by an Arts Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) award from U.S. DOE.

Join classroom teachers, teaching artists, administrators, and educators from across the nation for three days of workshops designed to enrich your teaching practice and help you:

  • Implement arts-integrated instruction for students with disabilities through music, movement, theater, and the visual arts.
  • Harness the power of the arts to engage pre-k and elementary school students with disabilities.
  • Engage pre-k and elementary school students in core curriculum learning experiences that motivate the body and excite the imagination.
  • Develop a culturally responsive teaching practice to more effectively engage middle school and high school students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Employ digital technology to boost the quality of instruction in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.

Take a look at the the full schedule below.

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Workshop Location:

Urban Arts Partnership – 21 Howard St. New York, NY 10013

Everyday Arts for Special Education (EASE) is a model program and arts integrated methodology developed through a five-year research project in partnership with New York City’s District 75. Funded by a $4.6 million dollar award from the US Department ofEducation’s Investing in Innovation (i3) program, EASE has proven effective in increasing students’ communication and socialization skills, classroom behavior, and academic learning.

Urban Arts Partnership’s EASE Summer Institute for Educational Inclusion is a three-day professional development opportunity co-sponsored with District 75. The institutefocuses on enhancing teacher effectiveness in delivering multi-disciplinary, arts-integrated instruction for children with disabilities, and is a balanced offering of practical hands-on arts activities, skills-building workshops, problem solving, and reflective dialogue. Participants engage in three days of intensive study and leave the EASE Summer Institute with the knowledge, resources, and confidence required to begin implementing arts-integrated activities in their classrooms. No prior experience with special education or arts is necessary.

Lead Presenters: Sita Frederick, Lauren Jobson-Ahmed, Stefanie Singer, Jennifer Raine, Joan Merwyn, Nancy Volante, Erica Rooney

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Workshop Location:

Urban Arts Partnership – 21 Howard St. New York, NY 10013

Fresh Education offers educators culturally responsive ways to engage with and meet the special needs of struggling middle school and high school students using technology and youth culture. The focus of this workshop is to enhance teacher practice by learning digital music skills and using culturally responsive pedagogy designed to help students gain content knowledge, enhance literacy, and improve student academic outcomes in Social Studies and English Language Arts. Fresh Ed is funded by an Arts Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) award from U.S. DOE.

Lead Presenters: James Miles, Jamel Mims, Eboni Hogan, Michael Wiggins

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Location: To be announced.

Join a diverse panel of experts for a stimulating conversation around new learning technologies and issues of educational inclusion. How can advances in educationaltechnology be used to help increase access and agency for all students? Panelists will examine the impact of educational inequality, discuss the role of the arts as a positive disruption, and explore how new learning technologies can be used to overcome barriers, and empower all students to be creative producers, rather than consumers.

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Transportation to 21 Howard Street NY NY 10013: 

Subway:  Take N,Q,R,6,J, Z train to Canal Street and walk either north on Lafayette Street or Broadway to Howard Street (make a Right if coming off Broadway or a Left if coming off Lafayette)

Train: If arriving at Grand Central Station, take 6 train to Canal Street and walk north on Lafayette Street to Howard Street

Bus:  If arriving at Penn Station, take the A, C, or E train to Canal Street and walk East on Canal Street towards Broadway (Make a Left and then a Right onto Howard Street)

If arriving at Port Authority Bus Terminal, take the N,Q,R train to Canal Street

Car:  You can drive to the location but street parking is limited in the area.  There is an outdoor paid parking lot on Centre Street and Howard Street.  Rates may vary.

Summer Events in NYC:

If you are visiting New York for the Summer Institute, check out some of the coinciding summer events and cultural institutions in the area!

 Central Park Summer Stage Concerts

–  Museum of Chinese in America 

–  New Museum

–  Tenement Museum, NYC

–  Children’s Museum of the Arts

Check out more events and listings in Lower Manhattan at Downtownny.com