UBU Project One Week Arts Integration Residency: How It Works
(directly adaptable for all UBU project residencies)
All UBU Project Arts Integration Residencies are based upon the principles of Socratic Seminar and increase student meta-cognition of the subject matter at hand through a guided, interactive process which is,
Student-led | Group-focused | Community Building
Project-based | Goal-oriented |Arts-infused
In preparation for your residency you will have the opportunity to meet with your UBU Project Teaching Artist and support staff to ensure that your residency is tailored to the specific curriculum needs, goals, community and culture of your organization.
Your UBU Project Teaching Artist arrives with all they need to lead your 5-day UBU Residency.
All we ask of our partner schools and organizations is;
a roomful of students and a full-size white board
(students will need note-taking supplies:
spiral notebook and writing utensil or school-approved form of digital device)
UBU teaching artist begins the interactive process of discussing the UBU Treasure Chest Words with all students (and faculty/staff as desired) which will serve as the foundation of your Social/Emotional Learning Curriculum for the week:
HOPE | RESILIENCE | SELF-COMPASSION | EMPATHY
ESPERANZA | RESISTENCIA | AUTO-COMPASIÓN | EMPATIA
Your UBU Teaching Artist will also being the process of introducing the structural and cross-curricular concepts of songwriting as storytelling (Every story has a beginning, middle and end. Music is math that you can hear, etc…). Each classroom will then choose one of the four “Treasure Chest Words” as the primary theme for their song lyric.
Days 2 and 3:
Your UBU Teaching Artist will continue to facilitate the ongoing, interactive classroom discussion on hope, resilience, self-compassion and empathy. This continuing conversation will also include your students creating the lyrics to their song.
Once the student-created lyric has a firm foundation, your UBU Teaching Artist will demonstrate a range of musical styles suggested by the students, and the students will then decide which is the best musical style for their lyrics. (From rock and country to rap, reggae, mariachi, opera and all points in between!) Depending upon student population some lyrics are translated, by the students, into Spanish.
Day 5: Sharing day!
The students and teaching artist practice the song a few times to increase student comfort level, sense of community and skill. Then, the kids share their song for either each other, the other classrooms of their grade-level or an invited “audience” of school admin, staff, parents and volunteers. Since most UBU Residency classrooms are not specifically arts-oriented we place our emphasis on creating a safe space where every voice and level of experience/comfort is honored and heard.
As one of our partner school counselors put it,
“At the end of the week the students not only get to know the social emotional skills they need. They also have a new song writing skill that builds their self-esteem and helps them give voice to the struggles of their hearts in a hopeful, compassionate, and empathic way.”
For more information and to schedule your residency please contact us directly:
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