Community Word Project; New York, NY (http://communitywordproject.org)
Arts-in-education organization that inspires children in underserved communities to read, interpret and respond to their world and to become active citizens through collaborative arts residencies and teacher training programs.
Lana Arts Workshops; Germany + USA (www.facebook.com/lanaworkshops)
Provides visual arts activities, in a mobile open studio environment, to foster expression, creativity, joy, and acquisition of the local language for refugees in Germany and The United States.
Marquis Studios; New York, NY (marquisstudios.org)
Marquis Studios is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing arts-in‐education services to over 90 New York City public schools annually. The organization strives to develop a strong partnership between artists and teachers by providing arts programs to supplement traditional classroom teaching techniques. Each residency or workshop focuses on a specific visual or performing arts discipline selected by school staff and administration.
Everyday Arts for Special Education (EASE); New York, NY (urbanarts.org/program/ease)
A five-year professional development project & research grant funded by an Investing in Innovation (i3) award from the US Department of Education. Aims to train teachers of special education students in the use of arts activities designed to improve students’ communication, socialization, behavioral, academic, & arts skills.
Power of Play Conference (National Inclusion Project); Raleigh, NC – April 2016
To gain knowledge and resources on the latest inclusive practices for children with disabilities.
Teaching Artist Training and Internship Program (TATIP) Community-Word Project; New York, NY
Professional development and training for teaching artists.
Teaching Artist Training Institute (TATI) Marquis Studios; New York, NY
30 hours of professional development for best practices for teaching the arts to children on the autism spectrum
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS) Certification; New York, NY
Train adults to help students develop new responses to their environment that will enable them to achieve a higher level of social and emotional maturity and to receive an education.
EASE Summer Institute; New York, NY
24 hours of professional development training exploring the multiple benefits of curriculum-integrated arts instruction for students with disabilities and within inclusive settings.