Arts4All Florida conducts a variety of professional development workshops, webinars, and teleconferences. Goals for the professional development workshops include increasing disability awareness, changing the perception of people with disabilities, and increasing knowledge about inclusion strategies.
- Educating for All - This workshop explores specific accommodations and adaptations for including children with disabilities, and includes instruction strategies and classroom management appropriate for all students. This session is appropriate for teaching artists, classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, staff and administrators. (1.5-4 hours)
- Inclusive Practices in the Arts- This five-hour training presents information on developing lessons using Universal Design for Learning guidelines and differentiated instruction that is specific to the arts, incorporating accommodations, and assessing the performance of students with disabilities in the arts, and provides opportunities for arts educators to make and take adapted art tools back to their classrooms. This session is appropriate for teaching artists, classroom teachers, and paraprofessionals. (5 hours)
- Start with the Arts- This workshop teaches participants how to implement the Start with the Arts curriculum resource guide that links the arts and pre-literacy skills using age appropriate lessons for early childhood learners. Participants will engage in hands-on lessons from the guide with professional teaching artists in music, movement, drama and/or visual art. This session is appropriate for early childhood educators, staff and parents. (2-4 hours)
- Modern Skills for Success/ArtThread Training- This program teaches participants how to use the ArtThread program to engage transition-age students in creative social networking and simple graphic design. Please click here for the Step by Step Modern Skills Directions, online tutorial, and March 2018 webinar.
Ongoing Webinar Series
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. For more information, click here.
- 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
- March: Here and Wow - Creative Activities for the Classroom using the ArtThread Gallery - March 16, 2018
- April: Theater for All - May 1, 2018
- May: The Inclusive Art Room: Strategies for Success in Elementary Visual Art - May 7, 2018
- Inclusion of Students with Disabilities: This is a list of accommodations for students with disabilities in various art forms compiled by Sharon M. Malley at the Kennedy Center.
- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: This is a collection of valuable resources about accessibility, arts and education available for teachers, students, parents, artists and arts administrators. http://education.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/resources/edu_parents.cfm
- How to Make Music Activities Accessible for Deaf Children and Young People: This is a wonderful guide to making music activities and lessons accessible to students with hearing impairments. https://www.musicmark.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/ndcs_how_to_make_music_activities_accessible.pdf