SEL Awardee

Katharine Atkins-Pattenson

Gardner Pilot Academy
Boston Public Schools
Boston, MA
“I am partnering with Art Resource Collaborative for Kids (ARCK) to increase access to quality visual arts programming as a tool for social change for the 7th graders in my full inclusion, SEI Humanities classroom. ARCK’s arts integration curriculum promotes social and emotional skills such as emotion management, collaboration, responsibility, empathy and critical thinking. ARCK also strives to use the visual arts and the artistic process as a way for students to develop their individual identities and explore their roles in their communities. Through themes of Leadership, Civic Engagement and Social Justice, students are empowered as learners, artists and leaders.”
Tags: Art & Literature, Curriculum, Elementary School, ELs, Middle School, New Arrivals, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban