Webposium for Teaching Artists Friday Jan 29th, 2010

The Dana Foundation is offering a free Webposium for Teaching Artists on Friday, January 29, 2010
11:00-12:00 (CST)  12:00-1:00PM (EST)
Online they will be discussing 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 session.

Some of the questions they will address include:

  • 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)

Register Now! Registration ends January 28 at 5:00pm

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 site, www.dana.org.

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