Arts4All 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.
September: Differentiated Instruction and Alternate Assessment in Music
Music educators are being asked more and more to provide data regarding assessment and individual student progress while also teaching across grade levels and often teaching various combinations of students with exceptionalities. It can be challenging for music educators to best serve students with disabilities and create successful instruction and assessment methods for this population, especially when they are combined with a neurotypical class. This webinar will cover tips and tricks on differentiated instruction in the music classroom, alternative assessment for music, access points in music, and how to advocate for your students with disabilities in your classroom. While most of the subject material in this webinar will be focused on general music classes, ensemble based instruction will be covered as well. It will be a great starting guide to make sure ALL of your students, regardless of functioning level, are included and appropriately assessed in your music classroom.
Laura Meehan received her undergraduate degree in Music Education from Texas Tech University and her Masters in Music Therapy from Florida State University. She is a board certified music therapist and is a certified teacher in both the areas of music and special education. Ms. Meehan currently teaches in Tampa at a K-12 public school exclusively for students with exceptionalities. She has presented at the district, state, national, and international levels regarding instruction for students with disabilities, particularly in music. Along with teaching and presenting clinics, Ms. Meehan is currently getting her PhD in Educational Leadership with a focus in Special Education at University of South Florida.
- September 18, 4-5 pm (east coast)
- September 26, 4-5 pm (east coast)
November: Working Collaboratively with the Special Education Teacher and Paraprofessional in the Art Classroom
Frustrated with paraprofessionals in your classroom? Feel like the special education teachers don't tell you enough about their students? Learn how to work WITH paraprofessionals and special education teachers to benefit each other and everyone else in your room! You will learn successful strategies on how to work with special education teachers and paraprofessionals to help them help you.
Karen Rosenburg has been teaching art for 23 years. She currently teaches visual arts and ceramics at New Hope-Solebury High School in New Hope, PA where she is also the District Special Area Curriculum Liaison. She received her B.A. in Art Education from Kutztown University and her M.A. in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations from Moore College of Art and Design. Her interest is in inclusion for all in the arts and has worked with various school districts, educational organizations, associations and museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art. She has presented on the topic of inclusion at state, national, and international conferences. Karen is also the 2019 National Art Education Association (NAEA), VSA, and The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Peter J. Geisser Special Needs in Art Education Teacher of the Year and the 2018 Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) Special Needs in Art Education Teacher of the Year. She currently serves as the PAEA Special Needs in Art Education Chair.
- November 7, 4-5 pm (east coast)
- November 14, 4-5 pm (east coast)
To register for any of these FREE webinars, please visit: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5134270/2019-2020-Webinar-Registration
2019-2020 Archived Webinars
2018-2019 Archived Webinars
- Residency Nuts & Bolts - August 22, 2018
- Lessons that Work #1 - September 12, 2018
- Lessons that Work #2 - September 13, 2018
- Slides from September webinar - Lessons that Work #1
- Slides from September webinar - Lessons that Work #2
- Teaching Transition Skills in the Visual Art Room - October 22, 2018
- Becoming a Trained Professional Musician - November 15, 2018
- Continuing Your Musical Career After High School - December 6, 2018
- Arts and Transition Skills for Students with Disabilities - January 31, 2019
- Hip Hop Art Programs in the Juvenile Justice Department - February 21, 2019
- Your Creative Edge - March 21, 2019
2017-2018 Archived Webinars:
- Differentiation in the Creative Classroom - September 27, 2017
- ACES and Trauma-Informed Teaching in Art Education - October 27, 2017
- Universal Access Via Technology Provides Music Making for All - November 19, 2017
- Intro to Accommodations in the Arts - December 7, 2017
- Engaging ALL Learners Using Alternative Painting and Printing Techniques - January 25, 2018
- Reaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders - February 21, 2018
- Here and Wow - Creative Activities for the Classroom using the ArtThread Gallery - March 16, 2018
- Theater for All - May 1, 2018
- The Inclusive Art Room: Strategies for Success in Elementary Visual Art - May 7, 2018
- Choosing Creativity: Choice-Based Art Education for the Inclusive Classroom - May 24, 2017
- Exploring Today's Marketing Frontier - April 28, 2017
- Sculpture for ALL Learners - April 13, 2017
- Polishing Your Artistic Image - March 22, 2017
- Technology for Including Students with Disabilities in Music Activities - March 13, 2017
- Notes from the Field: Theater and Drama - February 17, 2017
- Techniques for Including Students with EBD- January 23, 2017
- Making the Arts Accessible for Students with Multiple and Profound Disabilities - October 19, 2016
- Integrated Dance Techniques - December 9, 2016
Arts4All Florida webinars are supported in part by the Florida Department of Education’s Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services and the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs.