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.


March:  Here and Wow - Creative activities for the classroom using the ArtThread Gallery

Learn how to engage students in no-fail creative activities using the VSA Florida/ArtThread Interactive Online Gallery. We'll go over the basics of using the Gallery, and then explore round-robin and group artmaking. You'll see how students and teachers can share their art with their peers and their families, and get that magic feeling when they can say, "I made that!" 

Presenter: Rob Rothschild is the President of the ArtThread Foundation, and is the co-designer of the "Work of Art" Program, ArtThread's 21st Century skill-building program for students with disabilities. Mr. Rothschild is an experienced trainer, instructional designer, and media producer, and he has presented at the International Conference of the Society for Arts in Healthcare, the National Transition Conference, the Florida Occupational Therapy Association, and the National Arts and Disabilities Center.

  • March 14, 4-5 pm (east coast)
  • March 16, 12-1 pm (east coast)


April: Theater for ALL!

Theater arts teachers frequently wonder how to include ESE students in their classes in meaningful ways. This webinar will provide tips, strategies, and activity ideas for teaching ESE theater classes that engage and challenge while pursuing performance opportunities.

Presenter: Holly Talley is currently a Writing Coach and ESE Theater teacher at Dr. Earl J. Lennard High School in Hillsborough.  She graduated from Bob Jones University with a degree in Creative Writing and Dramatic Productions. Mrs. Talley has 21 years of experience teaching English and drama. She has spent the past five years also teaching theater to ESE students at Lennard High. Mrs. Talley also teaches community theater classes through the Patel Conservatory and summer musical theater camps for the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin.

  • April 19, 2:30-3:30 pm (east coast)
  • April 20, 4-5 pm (east coast)


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2017-2018 Webinars:

August: The Nuts and Bolts of the Artist Residency Programs - August 31, 2017

September: Differentiation in the Creative Classroom - September 27, 2017

October:  ACES and Trauma-Informed Teaching in Art Education - October 27, 2017

November: Universal Access Via Technology Provides Music Making for All - November 19, 2017

December: Intro to Accommodations in the Arts - December 7, 2017

January:  Engaging ALL Learners Using Alternative Painting and Printing Techniques - January 25, 2018

February:  Reaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders - February 21, 2018



Archived Webinars:

Choosing Creativity:  Choice-Based Art Education for the Inclusive Classroom ( May 17)

Choosing Creativity:  Choice-Based Art Education for the Inclusive Classroom (May 24)

Exploring Today's Marketing Frontier (April 28, 2017)

Sculpture for ALL Learners (April 13, 2017)

Sculpture for ALL Learners (April 10, 2017)

Polishing Your Artistic Image (March 22, 2017)

Technology for Including Students with Disabilities in Music Activities (March 13, 2017)

Technology for Including Students with Disabilities in Music Activities (March 9, 2017)

Notes from the Field:  Theater and Drama (February 17, 2017)

Notes from the Field:  Theater and Drama (February 16, 2017)

Techniques for Including Students with EBD (January 23, 2017 - 4PM)

Making the Arts Accessible for Students with Multiple and Profound Disabilities (October 19, 2016)

Integrated Dance Techniques (December 9, 2016)

Knowing Your Student with Autism