IGNITE Session

 “Pop, Prop and Roll!” A Collaborative approach to Art, Music and Therapies in the Classroom

IGNITE
General Session IV
Fri. 10:30am-11:15am

Track: IGNITE

Abstract
This presentation will offer examples of different Audio / Visual technology tools used during art and music collaborative class. Demonstrations will be given of both high and low assistive technology tools.  Video examples will be utilized to aid in supporting the discussion.   The videos will show lessons using assistive technology tools and software including but not limited to Smart Board, Final Cut Pro, iPad, Photoshop, Garageband, iMovie, Green Screen, GoPro and SLR Cameras. Video examples will demonstrate students creating their own Public Service Announcements, and a variety of other video productions.  A list of resources will be provided as well as written examples of lesson plans demonstrated in videos.

Monique Pica
Art Teacher

Co-Presenters

Stephen Hunt
Speech and Language Specialist

Casey Burd
Music Teacher
Hawkswood School

Bio
Monique Pica is an ninth year Art Teacher at Hawkswood School in Eatontown, New Jersey. She has a Masters Degree in Art Education and holds a NJ Dept of Education Teacher of the Handicapped endorsement from Monmouth University. Her art program utilizes a Fine Arts Collaborative Model where art and music teachers coordinate with each other to create thematic lessons. At Hawkswood, art consists of hands on lessons that encourage the students to work independently and be creative. In addition to class art projects, Hawkswood also holds an annual Art Fair along with our winter and spring Arts Festivals. Monique has presented at Closing the Gap in Bloomington, MN in 2010, 2011 and 2014 as well as the Assistive Technology International Association (ATIA) in Orlando, FL in 2012, New Jersey’s Research and Education Network Technology Conference (NJEDGE) in 2014 and New Jersey’s Educations Computing Cooperative Conference (NJECC) in 2014.

Stephen Hunt, (MA. CCC-SLP) holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and a Masters Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. He is entering his 8th year as a Speech and Language Specialist at Hawkswood School and has incorporated video taped news programming into his therapeutic interventions. Students on Hunt’s caseload develop stories based on their interests and are actively involved in all aspects of video production, from the writing and rehearsal process to performance and even post production. Stephen has presented at Closing the Gap in Bloomington, MN in 2010, New Jersey’s Research and Education Network Technology Conference (NJEDGE) in 2014 and New Jersey’s Educations Computing Cooperative Conference (NJECC) in 2014.

Casey Burd graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelor of Music and has been the Music Teacher at Hawkswood School for the past 15 years. The school’s music program utilizes a Fine Arts Collaborative Model where art and music teachers coordinate with one another to create thematic lessons. Hawkswood School’s music program also includes a 70+ Traveling Concert Choir, Dance Company and individualized, vocal and instrumental music lessons. Casey has presented at Closing the Gap in Bloomington, MN in 2010, 2011 and 2014 as well as the Assistive Technology International Association (ATIA) in Orlando, FL in 2012, New Jersey’s Research and Education Network Technology Conference (NJEDGE) in 2014 and New Jersey’s Educations Computing Cooperative Conference (NJECC) in 2014.