Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire & VSA New Hampshire
Offer Arts in Inclusive Learning Programs

For more than a decade, the Arts Alliance has worked in partnership with VSA New Hampshire: The State Organization on Arts and Disability, presenting collaborative training programs promoting the use of the arts as a critical tool in early learning. For the past six years we have been awarded contracts by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that have allowed us to build on this collaboration, expanding our services to preK-12 providers by adding a series of low-cost trainings as well as on-site, direct-service opportunities.

During the 2017-18 school year and the summer of 2018, we’re offering a series of programs for early-childhood educators and care providers, for teaching artists, art and music teachers, special education teachers and paraprofessionals, and after-school and out-of-school program providers. Family members, librarians and other care and service providers are also welcome to attend.

Our emphasis in all these programs is on active participation and on the principles of Universal Design for Learning.


Scheduled Programs



CLICK HERE
to see updates and details on this great series of summer workshops. You can register for the July 9 workshop now -- and we'll be listing more information and opening more registration pages on June 29.

 



Instructor: Sharon Malley
Audience: K-12 general and special education teachers, subject specialists, administrators
Monday, July 9, 9 am to 3 pm, NH Department of Education, 101 Pleasant St., Concord

This workshop will focus on arts integration methods that promote equitable access to learning for all students. Content includes:

  • Competencies needed for working with students with disabilities and other challenges
  • a review of the principles and methods of Universal Design for Learning
  • research pertaining to arts integration and its relevancy to personalized learning and assesment

    Experiential learning for participants will consist of four lessons taught using arts integration -- in language arts, math, science and social studies. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in these lessons as students, and to analyze and discuss the planning, instructional and assessment methods, and outcomes associated with each lesson.


    Sharon Malley has a Doctorate of Education in therapeutic recreation, special education and psychology, with teaching licenses in K-12 art education and special education. She has served as special education specialist for the Kennedy Center, led the special education team contributing to the development of the National Core Arts Standards, and has coordinated and provided leadership for national forums and conferences dedicated to advancing knowledge of the intersection of arts and special education. She is co-editor of the Handbook of Arts Education and Special Education: Policy, Research & Practices (Taylor & Francis).

    Cost is $40/person, $35 for additional team members, $30 for individual AANNH members.
    Please bring your own lunch.
    Register here.




Tuesday, July 31, Kimball Jenkins Estate, Concord
. Learn more and register here.
Wednesday, August 1, Littleton High School. Learn more and register here.


Thursday, August 2, Littleton High School. Learn more and register here.

 

Monday, August 13, Monarch School of New England, Rochester. Learn more and register here.


Thursday, August 16, NH Institute of Art, Manchester. Learn more and register here.

 Tuesday, August 21, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester. Learn more and register here.


Monday, August 20, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Crotched Mountain School Greenfield. Learn more and register here.


Click here to read details about all of these workshops and about these
additional great programs offered by our NH teaching team:




Tuesday, July 24, North Country Education Services, Gorham. Learn more and register here.
Wednesday, July 25, Pease Public Library, Plymouth. Learn more and register here.
Friday, August 10, The Longview School, Deerfield. Learn more and register here.

Wednesday, August 15, RSEC Academy, Amherst. Learn more and register here.
Thursday, August 23, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester. Learn more and register here.
Friday, August 24, Conway Public LIbrary. Learn more and register here.


Friday, August 17, Littleton High School. Learn more and register here.


We can also develop and customize Arts in Inclusive Learning workshops for individual schools and organizations.

  • Professional development credit is available for all workshops and partial scholarships are offered for those who need them. If you are interested in graduate credit, please let us know.

    All programs are open to educators, students, artists and family and community members. 

    Also part of our Arts in Inclusive Learning Collaboration:

    Classroom demonstrations, college lectures, and artist residencies focusing on Universal Design for Learning and inclusion.

    Email us to learn more. 

AANNH


 

       

Program partners include: