Music Education and Special Needs Study Group
The Center for Artistry and Scholarship and the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs invite music educators to the Music Education and Special Needs Study Group.
Through a combination of lectures, teaching demonstrations, discussions, readings drawn from research and practice-based publications, journal reflections, and individual projects, participating music educators will engage in meaningful learning that will directly influence their teaching practice.
Topics include: neurodiversity in the music classroom, differentiation of instruction in integrated classrooms, engaging multiple modalities, assessment of the work and musical performances of students with disabilities, and effectively addressing challenging behaviors in the music classroom. Interested participants will be encouraged to share their projects, either by co-authoring an article or by proposing presentations or workshops at conferences.
There is no charge for educators to attend the study group. It is possible to attend the Study Group for less than the full time if you are interested.
Rhoda Bernard, Ed.D., Managing Director, Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs
Lisa Pierce-Goldstein, Speech Language Pathologist, Musician, and Music Educator
Victoria LaRiccia, Special Educator, Musician, Consultant
Krista Jadro, Early Childhood Music Educator with Students with Special Needs
Jennifer Zuk, Researcher, Music Educator, Musician
Dates and Location:
January 13 for 6 hours (snow date January 27) – 9:30-3:30
January 27 for 2.5 hours (snow date February 3) – 10:00-12:30
February 3 for 2.5 hours (snow date February 10) – 10:00-12:30
March 3 for 4 hours (snow date March 10) – 10:00-2:00
The sessions will take place in Boston, on the Berklee College of Music campus.
Email Rhoda Bernard at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the Study Group.
Sponsored by the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs and the Center for Artistry and Scholarship, the Music Education and Special Needs Study Group is funded by a VSA contract