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.
November: Universal Access via Technology Provides Music Making for All
This webinar will shed light on how various music making apps and peripheral devices can be used to allow all students to actively participate in authentic, hands-on music making experiences with their peers. iPad apps, as well as great musical instruments such as the Skoog and Roli Blocks will be explored.
Adam Goldberg is a veteran teacher who has supported his severely challenged students as music makers via the implementation of technologies that help overcome technical hurdles and provide access to self-expression through music. Mr. Goldberg's student band, the P177Q Technology Band, has performed in Washington, D.C. for International Education Week, been featured on NPR's 'Morning Edition' and 'All Things Considered', and regularly performs at special events and educational conferences. Mr. Goldberg is currently serving as consultant for the Boston Conservatory of Music at Berklee, where he is overseeing the implementation of the school's first iPad Ensemble for students on the Autism Spectrum.
- November 15, 4-5 pm (east coast time)
- November 16, 4-5 pm (east coast time)
December- Basic Accommodations in the Arts
This webinar is perfect for new teaching artists or classroom arts teachers, or those looking to brush up on basic accommodations for including students with disabilities in the arts. A variety of types of disabilities and art forms will be presented.
Jennifer Sabo is the Executive Director for VSA Florida and provides leadership and management to VSA Florida’s statewide arts organization as well as conducts all training programs. Prior to arriving at VSA Florida, Ms. Sabo served as Executive Director at the Children’s Museum of Alamance County, Director of Education at the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, and Youth Programs Manager at the Ringling Museum of Art. Ms. Sabo serves as a member of the Parent Involvement and Engagement Strategic Planning Committee for the Florida Department of Education- Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services. Ms. Sabo has a Master of Arts in Museum Studies with a concentration in Education from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- December 6, 12-1 (east coast time)
- December 7, 4-5 pm (east coast time)
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