Online, Asynchronous, Self-Paced. "Add Drama and Music to your Special Needs Classroom." 5 Continuing Education Units, Google Classroom Platform (Shorter versions for 3 CEUs or non-credit courses)
Online participants will acquire skills in conducting creative drama and music activities for students who have a wide range of disabilities as well as abilities. When you employ these newly acquired skills, your students will gain much improved communication, self-esteem, cooperation, and a sense of fun. Highlights of this Professional Development course include:
Program Four: Original Award-Winning, Orchestral Music Videos that showcase artists with and without disabilities. A gallery on this webpage features original paintings that were utilized in the music videos.
- Two of these videos have been honored by VSA, a Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and selected to be part of their International Digital Arts Festival, "40 Days Around the World," celebrating the 40th anniversary of VSA, founded by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith. This festival also celebrates the 25th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act.
- In addition, we have a live, educational component that we can bring to your site. The imaginative music videos and informative, live presentation are about The Father of American Landscape Architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, the fascinating story behind his success, and America's parks over the centuries. For ages 12+
Program Five: Interactive Multiple Intelligences Workshops with a lively, instructive hands-on approach for educators, paraprofessionals, aides, therapists, administrators, parents, caregivers, student teachers, teaching artists, advocates, and all other interested organizations, inclusive of empowered people with disabilities. The Theory of Multiple Intelligences permeates everything we do.
“I certainly believe that theater involves a multiplicity of intelligences ....” Dr. Howard Gardner, Author of Frames of Mind:
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences