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Join us for one of two workshops on successful inclusion for teaching artists at all grade levels and in all arts disciplines!

Teaching Artists are finding more and more that the classes they work with in their residencies and programs include a wide variety of students with physical, emotional and developmental special needs and challenges. How can teaching artists successfully plan for so many different ways of learning and so many different levels of engagement and behavior?

Using Universal Design for Learning, an approach to fully inclusive teaching, participants in this workshop will explore how best to plan for a wide variety of learners in ways that optimize the arts experience for every student - and for the learning group as a whole.

In each workshop, several teaching artists in different disciplines who wish to increase their comfort in practicing UDL principles with students with special needs will offer interactive lessons to their peers. Guided by master teacher Deborah Stuart, the group will provide feedback and commentary. Deborah will offer coaching on best practices for students with different needs and will lead workshop participants in discussion of challenges that might arise in presenting lessons and ideas in a variety of situations.

After these sample lessons, all TAs attending will have opportunities to share challenges and questions which have arisen in their own work and to engage in discussion, both about what has worked well and about what tools would be helpful in similar situations.


Registrants who would like to present a lesson are welcome to contact the Arts Alliance or to call 603-323-7302 to discuss this possibility.

Want to learn more? Follow the registration links below for further details.

Where/When:
Tuesday, August 25, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Carriage House, Kimball Jenkins Estate, Concord, NH Register for Concord
Monday, August 31, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon, NH Register for Lebanon

Cost: $15, with discounts for Arts Alliance members and for students. Scholarships are available; please inquire. Please bring a lunch. PD credit offered.

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