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ArtsConnection Receives Grant from U.S. Department of Education

Co-teaching at PS 229 in Queens: Teaching Artist Erin Orr (L) looks on as first grade teacher Jean Antoldi introduces her students’ puppetry show. Photo by: Brian Hatton Photography We are delighted to announce that ArtsConnection has been the recipient of a $2.5 million U.S. Department of Education Assistance for Arts in Education Model Development […]

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Creating Bridges to Literacy through Puppetry

Creating Bridges is: A teaching model for fostering literacy through the arts in early elementary in which children learn to create characters, settings and stories through multi-media puppetry arts. Puppetry is rooted in the storytelling of cultures around the globe and easily engages diverse groups of students. The goals of Creating Bridges are: • To […]

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Gearing Up for #GivingTuesday: LoriAnn Tholl

Second-grade teacher Loriann Tholl from PS 153 in Maspeth, Queens partners with our teaching artists to bring the art of puppetry to her students. ArtsConnection’s Bridging the Achievement Gap through Puppetry (BRIDGES) program enriches early childhood literacy, engaging kindergarten through 2nd-grade teachers in professional development processes that help them incorporate new strategies into their teaching […]

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