VSA Florida provides monthly webinars during the school year so that teaching artists, classroom teachers, cultural arts organizations and adult artists with disabilities can keep up-to-date on the latest information on the arts and disability. These webinars are provided free of charge; however, registration is required.
January: Engaging ALL Learners Using Alternative Printing and Painting Techniques
This webinar will change your mode of thinking when approaching printing and painting with elementary students with special needs. Lesson ideas, approaches and techniques will be shared to get ALL students excited about painting and printmaking.
Presenter: Laura Hubbard graduated from Rowan University with a B.F.A. in Painting, and received an M.Ed. in Art Education from Tyler School of Art. Mrs. Hubbard has taught in a variety of public and private school settings for 15 years and is currently employed in the Swedesboro-Woolwich School District in Southern New Jersey. As an art educator, she is committed to developing and sharing strategies that meet the needs of ALL learners within the art room. When not teaching her awesome students, Laura regularly presents at state and national conferences on topics related to differentiated instruction, alternate approaches to art, and the inclusive art room.
- January 22, 4-5 pm (east coast time)
- January 25, 4-5 pm (east coast time)
February: Reaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Webinar for Music Educators and Teaching Artists
Today's music educators and teaching artists are working with an increasingly diverse population of learners, with a wide range of learning needs. One rapidly growing population in school and community settings is children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is well documented that the arts can often be areas of great strength and interest for students with autism. We also know that learning in the arts can sometimes directly address other challenges that students with autism face. In this webinar, you will learn strategies for teaching music to students with autism. From overall principles, to specific pedagogical techniques, to approaches to planning and assessment, the tools that you will gain from this webinar will help you to better reach students with autism spectrum disorder in music learning settings.
Presenter: Rhoda Bernard, Ed.D. is the Managing Director of the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs (www.berklee.edu/biaesn), a catalyst for the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of visual and performing arts education. There she directs numerous arts education programs for people with disabilities ages 3 to adult, she leads first-of-their-kind graduate programs in music education and autism, and she provides professional development to educators and others in the field. Bernard holds Masters and Doctorate degrees in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Bachelors degrees from Harvard University and New England Conservatory of Music. She publishes widely in peer-reviewed journals and presents research sessions and workshops internationally.
- February 20, 4-5 pm (east coast time)
- February 21, 12-1 pm (east coast time)
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