Educational Arts Team
300 Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07305
ContactMr. Carmine Tabone
For the Bringing Literature to Life project in Jersey City Public Schools that will improve teaching methods and increase student academic performance by infusing theatre and improvisational arts into the language arts curriculum.
Since 1974, the Educational Arts Team (EAT), a private nonprofit organization, has developed innovative arts-in-education programs for youth and families. EAT is dedicated to bettering the educational and social lives of children through the arts. EAT offers a menu of in-school and after-school workshop programs for children and families, operates a popular summer arts camp, and provides professional development for educators.
The agency's programs use age-appropriate drama, writing, storytelling, puppetry, music, dance, creative writing and visual art activities as strategies for promoting learning: teaching basic academic subject areas, encouraging positive social experiences, promoting positive relationships, and dealing with pressing issues as cultural diversity, youth violence, and substance abuse.
The BLL project will be managed by the Executive Director of EAT, Carmine Tabone. Tabone holds an M. A. from NYU in Educational Theater and an Ed.S. from Seton Hall University in Education. Tabone, author/co-author of several articles on arts-in-education, has taught theater education at NYU and conducts trainings/workshops nationally and internationally. The EAT Teaching Artists (MA in theater education or comparable experience) will implement workshops, coach teachers, and co-facilitate trainings. EAT will partner with Jersey City Schools Visual and Performing Arts Department Supervisor David Radulich who has over 30 years experience in music education.
Dr. Elaine Walker, Associate Professor and Research Fellow, Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy at Seton Hall University will oversee the evaluation. Dr. Walker has conducted numerous evaluations and has published articles on use of process drama in improving student learning.