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JANUARY 2018
VSA Vermont uses the magic of the arts to engage the capabilities and enhance the confidence of children and adults with disabilities.

 
Join us for the Northeast Region Teaching Artist Training Series

VSA Vermont is excited to announce The Northeast Region Teaching Artist Training Series - a group of professional development workshops designed to provide introductory information on inclusive teaching methods focusing on accessible practices, social and emotional learning, arts integration, and Universal Design for Learning.

All workshops will include hands-on arts exploration as well as time to connect with other teaching artists, community arts leaders, and the VSA Vermont instructor. Each 2-hour workshop will be preceded by a half-hour of light refreshments and networking. The workshops can be taken independently or as the full series of four trainings.
 
This series is a partnership between VSA Vermont, Catamount Arts, River Arts, WonderArts, and the Vermont Arts Council. Thanks to Vermont Arts Council support, there is no fee to participate in the workshops.
 
Registration is required. Sign up online, email info@vsavt.org or call 802-871-5002.

 
Social Emotional Learning for Teaching Artists Part I:
Saturday, February 3, 9:30am-12:00pm at Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury
In this workshop, teaching artists will learn about inclusive teaching methods and be able to identify basic concepts in social emotional learning. Teaching artists will come away with a working knowledge of the role of social emotional learning in educational settings, and what they can do to boost engagement of the students with whom they work. This workshop will present information in multiple formats and include hands-on arts exploration of concepts presented. Join us at 9:30 for light refreshments and informal networking. Training begins at 10:00 am.
 
Universal Design for Learning for Teaching Artists:
Wednesday, March 7, 5:30pm-8:00 pm at River Arts, Morrisville
In this workshop, teaching artists will learn about inclusive teaching methods and be able to identify basic concepts and methods in Universal Design for Learning. Teaching artists will learn new content material and apply that content to their own practice. This workshop will present information in multiple formats and include hands-on arts exploration of concepts presented. Join us at 5:30 for refreshments and networking.  Training begins at 6:00 pm.
 
Social Emotional Learning for Teaching Artists Part II:
Monday, April 16, 5:30pm-8:00pm at WonderArts, Greensboro
In this workshop, teaching artists will learn about inclusive teaching methods and social emotional learning. We will dive into the conflict cycle, the effects of stress and trauma on learning, and techniques teaching artists can use to engage reluctant learners. Teaching artists will come away with a working knowledge of the role of social emotional learning in educational settings, and what they can do to support each student they work with. Join us for refreshments and networking at 5:30. Training begins at 6:00pm.
 
Arts Integration for Teaching Artists
Saturday, May 5, 9:30am-12:00pm at Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury

In this workshop, teaching artists will explore concepts, benefits, and technique of arts integration. Teaching artists will come away with increased understanding of how to create an arts-integrated lesson or unit plan. This workshop will present information in multiple formats and include hands-on arts exploration of concepts presented. Join us at 9:30 for light refreshments and networking. Workshop begins at 10:00 am.

 
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
 

Sensory-Friendly Drumming at the Flynn Center
On February 11 and March 25 we will again present sensory friendly drumming programs in partnership with the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. These hour-long free workshops are designed for people on the autism spectrum and their families, however all are welcome.

Register online.

FLOURISH Exhibition

This spring, VSA Vermont, the Flynn Center, and the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired invite will co-resent FLOURISHan exhibition showcasing works of art by Vermont artists with disabilities. The exhibition will be on view at the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery from April 7 - June 30, 2018. 

More information available on the Flynn Center's website.

Start With The Arts Spring Semester

VSA Vermont is now accepting applications for the spring 2018 semester of Start With The Arts. Start With The Arts is an award-winning preschool arts-based literacy program for home and center-based childcare providers. Individuals having already completed Start With The Arts are also eligible for Family & Community Engagement, our new second-tier professional development program for SWTA alumni.  

Learn more and register on our website.
 


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VSA Vermont is a member of the VSA Affiliate Network, 
a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

The mission of VSA Vermont is to use the magic of the arts to engage the
capabilities and enhance the confidence of children and adults with disabilities. 

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