Differentiating the Arts for All Learners: 2018 Free Events & Workshops

ArtsAlive! sessions are hosted by Springfield City School District’s professional development program and Wittenberg University’s Department of Education master classes. Outside educators are welcome to attend. Contact Amy Korpieski to register.

RJenkins-PhotoSuper Powered Stories: Character and Story Creation for Students with Disabilities
Friday, Feb 16, 2018, morning and afternoon sessions

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Richard Jenkins uses the popular art form of cartooning as an exciting tool to reach all students and to build their expressive and cognitive capacities while unlocking their story-making potential. This hands-on workshop explores multiple options and entry points for students with learning, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. No previous drawing experience required!
Smithsonian Institution Accessibility Program Education Team
Thursday, Feb 15, master class at Wittenberg University
Friday, Feb 16, morning and afternoon sessions at Springfield Museum of Art

Learn from the Smithsonian Institution’s Accessibility Program education team; the Accessibility Program works to provide consistent, effortless access to the Institution’s programs, collections and facilities for all visitors. These teacher professional development sessions will apply best practices from the Smithsonian to your classroom and students using works at the Springfield Museum of Art. Participants will learn how to create a path into curriculum content using art and object-based learning to engage students with a range of disabilities. The Smithsonian team consists of:
Ashley Grady, Accessibility Programs Specialist at Smithsonian Institution
Elizabeth Deines, Teacher Programs Coordinator at Smithsonian American Art Museum
Jennifer Brundage, National Outreach Manager, Smithsonian Affiliations

For questions contact program manager, Amy Korpieski at or 937-617-2787.