Julie Cutelli to Present Research at the English Language Schools Association Teacher Development Day
Many of our own teachers will be presenting research at the TDD, including a presentation from Julie Cutelli, Student Services Specialist in the Secondary School.
Julie Cutelli is an educator, an art therapist, and a social activist, with over fifteen years of international experience in educational, clinical and social settings. She specializes in working creatively with children and young adults who have learning differences and who are new language learners. She has a Master’s Degree in Special and Inclusive Education from the University of Nottingham and a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from Universite Paris 5 – René Descartes. She is a member of the French Federation of Art Therapists and the European Federation of Art Therapists. She currently works at the International School of Paris as a student services specialist in the Upper School.
Arts Integrated Learning
Julie will lead a workshop on arts integrated learning for students who have English as an Additional Language and who have speech, language and communication needs.
She will share her action research, which examined whether and how art integrated teaching with students who have language differences can boost student engagement and help hone literacy skills.
She will present how teaching literacy skills through art observation, creation, and drama helps give students voice, choice and access, which in an international environment is important, as populations shift rapidly, and student needs are varied. She will present qualitative data regarding whether literacy skills and engagement improved over the course of her action research process. Lastly, her presentation will include techniques for arts integration.
- English as an Additional Language
- professional development