Posted Monday November 20 2017 at 5:17 pm
in Cultural Inclusion
The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at WGBH has developed free downloadable captioning software, the Caption and Description Editing Tool (CADET V2.0), that allows users to easily and affordably produce high-quality caption files that are compatible with any media player and any web browser. CADET can also be used to generate audio-description scripts. CADET enables schools, government agencies, colleges and universities, and non-profits to affordably provide captions with their video content. Captions benefit a broad audience, including people who are deaf or hard of hearing, those for whom English is not a native language, and those who rely on captions in situations where the volume cannot be turned on or up.
Attend a free CADET training session at WGBH's studio in the Boston Public Library followed by Q&A with the experts who developed it.
December 7, 2017 from 3:00 - 4:30pm
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WGBH Studio in the Boston Public Library and Newsfeed Cafe
700 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116
Posted Monday November 13 2017 at 5:41 pm
VSA MA COOL Schools seeks experienced teaching artists to create arts-integrated programs for for two of our high school programs and one early childhood program during the Winter/Spring semester of the 2017-2018 school year. The opportunities are as follows:
Henderson Inclusion School (Dorchester) - In this semester-long residency (January-June), the music teaching artist will work daily with students from grades K0-5th and 9th-12. This position works closely with the school's drama and dance specialist for school assemblies and cultural programming. Music educators with strong collaboration skills with school faculty and staff and demonstrated success across grades levels, and at least two years experience teaching in public schools are preferred. One position available for the spring term.
Boston Green Academy (Brighton) - In a 6-week session, the teaching artist will work with juniors in one ELA and one Humanities inclusion classroom twice a week to integrate their artistic expertise into the curriculum. Visual arts educators with some multidisciplinary arts skills, as well as at least two years experience in public high schools preferred. One position for the spring term.
Condon Elementary School (South Boston) - VSA MA is seeking a drama teaching artist to create an arts-integrated program in grades K0-K2. Over the course of 12 weeks, the teaching artist will work with the classroom teachers to explore storytelling and self-expression to enhance and reinforce curriculum. Teaching artists with a minimum of two years experience teaching early childhood in a public school setting preferred. Two positions for the spring term (possible for one person to teach both).
COOL Schools participants represent a diverse swath of the BPS population and we seek candidates who identify with the racial, ethnic, gender, ability, and class diversity of the students we serve. Teaching Artists are term employees and receive competitive rates, including paid training and planning.
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Posted Monday October 23 2017 at 5:39 pm
Hot off the press, a new COOL report.
We are excited to share our latest COOL Report for the 2016-2017. Download the PDF now to learn about our programming highlights in schools and with educators across Massachusetts. Our teaching artists, students, school collaborators created beautiful work together -- inclusive arts integration is having an impact and we want to share that with you. We promise it will be a COOL read!
Click the above image or this link to download, print, read the full report.