Graduate Program Manager Participates in National Forum on Arts and Special Education

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Press, What's New? | 0 comments

I was invited to participate in a National Thought Forum to discuss a national agenda on the intersection of Arts and Special Education held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.   You can read more about it on the Moore College of Art and Design website.

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Returning to Learning

Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Press, What's New? | 0 comments

Kim Gavin, a current candidate for an MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations was interviewed by the Metro for the column – Returning to Learning – because she was coming back to college to continue her education. 1. Where do you live? In the rough and tumble Kensington section of Philadelphia. 2. What school are you attending? Moore College of Art & Design — best school in Philadelphia for Art Ed. 3. How did you select the school you are attending? I selected Moore because of its legacy forhelping women in the arts and its reputation for excellence. 4. Why did you decide to go back to school? I decided to go back to school to get my teaching certification after realizing the lucrative corporate lifestyle was not for me. I needed to do more for my community, to give back in some way. 5. What’s your focus/area of study? Art Education as a post bac at first, then I returned to the Art Ed graduate program because of its emphasis on students with special needs. 6. Do you already have an undergrad degree, or some credits towards one? I have a BFA from Parsons School of Design in NYC. 7. Are you studying something for your current career or are you hoping to change careers? I’m studying to improve my teaching and because I am a lifelong learner. Moore offers wonderful opportunities for both. 8. What’s been your favorite class since returning to school? The summer grad classes were absolutely mind blowing and world-view changing. I can’t explain it, I can only suggest one experience it. The classes changed me and how I teach. 9. What else do you have going on in your life — job, family, etc.? I am devoted to my job and my students (675+); I do volunteer work in the community and I am an active gardener/urban farmer. 10. Any tips for fellow adult learners on ways of saving time or money? Be serious about your goals. Don’t start unless you really want to succeed, because your coursework will engulf much of your time. There will be times when you want to quit, but if you keep that internal compass pointed at your goal, you will be successful. Put aside extra money, because you will need it. Teddy Roosevelt (paraphrasing, of course) once said, “There is no shortcut to fame and fortune; all there is, is to work hard and bear into it.” It’s a sign that hangs in my...

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Grad Art Ed Inquirer Article

Posted by on Aug 21, 2010 in Press, What's New? | 0 comments

Philadelphia Inquirer Article: Moore College program trains art teachers for special-needs students [exert] “We are not a master’s of arts in special education. We are not art therapy. We are art educators focusing on students with disabilities,” Horoschak said of the program, which began in summer 2009. She said art teachers have long known the importance of using art—an inherently hands-on subject—to reach students who struggle to learn. The Moore program specializes in helping practicing art teachers hone their craft and collaborate with educators in other disciplines. “We can make an impact on education through the arts,” Horoschak...

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