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Growing Inclusivity for Vibrant Engagement

Arts Education for Students with Disabilities

As students with unique learning needs are increasingly integrated into general education classrooms, educators are challenged with how to ensure that all students are able to fully engage with arts curricula.

New Victory in partnership with ArtsConnection and Community Word Project, through GIVE, or “Growing Inclusivity for Vibrant Engagement: A Teaching Artist Planning Guide for Best Arts Engagement Practices in Inclusion Classrooms” will create systemic improvements to arts education for inclusion classrooms containing a mixed student body of those with and without disabilities.

A Teaching Artist Toolbox

New Victory will develop a toolbox of flexible resources that will help Teaching Artists of all arts disciplines to effectively plan, implement and reflect on arts learning in integrated classes, and encourage students with disabilities to demonstrate their learning and creativity.

Addressing needs with successful strategies

Working in close collaboration with research firms ERm Research and WolfBrown to better understand the needs of school administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals and parents, and to evaluate the efficacy of the project’s discoveries and new engagement strategies, New Victory will equip Teaching Artists across the city with the very best tools to gauge and respond flexibly and effectively to students’ varying needs and wide range of abilities.

The goal of GIVE is to equip teaching artists across the city with the very best tools to gauge and respond flexibly and effectively to students’ varying needs and wide range of abilities.

Courtney J. Boddie, New Victory Director of Education, School Engagement

GIVE will impact:

  • 230+ Teaching Artists

  • 400 Schools

  • 12,500 NYC Students with Disabilities

GIVE is made possible through the support of The New York Community Trust

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For more information about GIVE, please contact New Victory Education.