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Description: Implement digital storytelling classes or
workshops for students with disabilities, middle and high school, grades 6-12, ages 11-22. Provide 5 or more instructional hours per student. Serve
75 or more students with disabilities. Exploring the theme of the disability experience is strongly preferred.
Contract Proposal Deadline: March 28, 2018, 11:59 PM EDT
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the nation’s performing arts center, the John F. Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts has a goal of providing powerful, culturally relevant
educational experiences for all. To this end, the Kennedy Center’s VSA programs
extend across the United States to address a variety of disability-related, arts
education initiatives in the literary, media, visual, and performing arts
(theater, dance, music).
The VSA TiLT Digital
Storytelling Program provides students with disabilities, in middle school and
high school (grades 2-12, ages 7-18, or students up to age 22
receiving special education services through the Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act), classes or workshops of 5
(five) or more instructional hours per student, the skills to create original digital
stories using media arts. Media arts include
moving image (cinema, film, video, multimedia), sound, interactive, spatial
and/or interactive design. It provides a safe space in which students can
explore VSA’s strongly preferred theme of the disability experience. The program addresses the learning needs of students
through sound pedagogical principles, quality curricula, and arts standards-aligned
instruction that cultivates both artistic and technological skills (see the
National Cores Arts Standards at http://www.nationalartsstandards.org/).
The VSA TiLT Digital Storytelling Program
results in the creation of digital stories by 1 (one) student or a group of
students collaborating. The program may take place in the community, in self-contained special education, and/or
inclusive classrooms of one or more schools, across school districts, cities,
counties, states, or regions. Digital stories created
by students with disabilities, or groups of students with disabilities participating in the VSA TiLT Digital Storytelling Program
are to be submitted to VSA for possible inclusion in an online VSA TiLT Gallery.
Scope of WorkAll VSA programs have the following core components:
To accomplish the above,
eligible and qualified contractors are being sought to perform the VSA TiLT Digital Storytelling Program at the local, state, or regional level to
expand the Kennedy Center’s program impact.
addition, for the VSA TiLT Digital Storytelling Program,
- Are arts-based, educational, and involve individuals
with disabilities or the disability experience.
- Are physically and programmatically accessible to
individuals with disabilities, or are conducted such that requests for
accommodation, effective communication, or physical access shall be fulfilled.
- Have clear and articulated learning objectives and
- Address state/national arts education standards.
- Measure program impact on participants through assessment and evaluation.
- Engaging and serving youth with
disabilities in middle school or high
school, grades 6-12.
- Serving 75 (seventy-five) or more students with
- Implementing a hands-on experiential opportunity of 5
(five) or more instructional hours per student on digital storytelling. Strong preference given to digital storytelling programs that explore the theme of the disability experience.
of media arts [moving image (cinema,
film, video, multimedia), sound, interactive, spatial and/or interactive design] and an ability to teach concepts to students with disabilities.
- Building skills of students with disabilities using standards-aligned instruction in the following areas: (a) Arts learning, (b) Academic learning, (c) Social emotional learning.
eligible final projects in media, video, and creative storytelling to the VSA
and utilization of current effective teaching practices, strategies, and techniques that facilitate learning for
students with disabilities and allow students with disabilities to be fully
included in arts programming.
- Substantively involving personnel,
consultants, and/or advisors with special education expertise in the development
and/or delivery of the program.
Contract Proposal Deadline
1. Proposal Submission Deadline: March 28, 2018, at
11:59 PM EDT.
2. Notification: Selected recipients will be
notified by June 30, 2018.
Please direct questions about the RFP or this form to Stephanie Litvak at 202-416-8847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.