Monday, January 25, 2010

Lunch on Friday?

Teaching artists who don't have anywhere to be on Friday at noon, might want to register for this upcoming webposium on working with students with disabilities. It promises to be interesting, useful, and FREE.

For details, see below or after the jump.

The Dana Foundation is pleased to invite you

to a free Webposium for Teaching Artists

Discussion about the challenges and successes of working with students
with disabilities.

Friday, January 29, 2010

11:00-12:00 (CST) 12:00-1:00PM (EST)

Join us online for a discussion about the challenges and successes of
working with students with disabilities. The event will be streamed
live and viewers will be able to join in the Q and A at the end of the

What do teaching artists need to know to be successful when working
with students with disabilities?

What do teaching artists need to know, understand, and be able to do
to achieve success in a self-contained or inclusion classroom? The
panel consists of artists and educators dedicated to making the arts
accessible to all students. The panelists will discuss practical
classroom strategies, lesson plan modifications, as well as the
necessary questions to ask in order for everyone (artists, students,
teachers, para-professionals, and administrators) to be successful.

Panelists include:

Judith Jellison, Regents Professor of Music and Human Learning,

Butler School of Music, University of Texas, Austin

(expertise in music and disabilities)

Allison Orr, Artistic Director,

Forklift Danceworks

(expertise in dance and disabilities)

Sherry Snowden, Lecturer, Art Education,

Texas State University

(expertise in lesson plan design, visual arts, and disabilities)


Russell Granet, Founder, Arts Education Resource

(expertise in theatre and disabilities)

To register:

Registration ends January 28

The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization supporting
brain research through grants and public education about the successes
and potential of that research. Dana produces free publications;
coordinates the International Brain Awareness Week campaign; supports
the Dana Alliances, a network of neuroscientists; and maintains a Web

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