Professional Development: Arts Integration Tools for Teachers
Reaching Students with Autism Through the Arts: Implications for Inclusive Arts Classrooms
Instructor: Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Ryan Hourigan
For educators of Music, Visual Art, Dance, and Theater educators of all grades
Maximum number of workshop participants: 50
Many teachers have noticed an increase in the number of students on the autism spectrum included in their classrooms. In this session, participants explore questions about what autism is, how it affects people, and how some strategies are utilized to help students with autism learn and experience the arts. Ryan Hourigan, Associate Director of the School of Music at Ball State University, addresses communication, emotional, socialization, cognitive, and sensory challenges faced when working with students with autism in music, art, theater, and dance classrooms and offers practical suggestions for teachers to use.
|PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT||Recommended Teachers’ Grades||Day||Date||Time|
|Arts Integration: Explore the Definition & Apply Through Story Development||Grades K-12||Tu||10/25/16||8:30am-3:30pm*|
|Acting Right: Drama as a Classroom Management Strategy||Grades K-8||M||11/28/16||8:30am- 11:30am|
|Motivating the English Language Learner Through Drama||Grades K-5||M||1/23/17||8:30am-3:30pm*|
|Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies Through Visual Art
All workshops are held at Sonoma County Office of Education.
For more information about Professional Development, please email Tracy Sawyer, Education & Outreach Manager, or call 707.800.7529.