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Empowering Teachers to Empower Students in and Through the Arts

8:30 – 3:30
Kutztown University’s
Annual Art Education Conference



Individuals with disabilities face many barriers. Although disabilities do not go away, our attitudes, actions, and beliefs toward individuals with disabilities can change, helping to break down some of the barriers that are faced. Throughout this conference discover ways to break down barriers for your students and empower them to thrive in and through the arts. Workshops have been designed to provide participants with varying options, related to their specific needs.

A wide range of voices from students with disabilities and teachers who lead adaptive art programs, to artists, parents, and disability awareness specialists will share their knowledge and engage us in addressing issues of disability. Keynote and workshop sessions will shine a light on issues such as language, adaptive art strategies, ability, law, and helping teachers gain the resources they need to help ALL students, not only succeed, but thrive in the arts.

Conference Fee: $65.00 Lunch included if received before Nov. 1.
(6 Act 48 Hours Available for participation in this event)

Student Rate: $35.00 *Lunch not included to reduce fee for students. Many available lunch options.

Conference Schedule:

8:00 - 8:30 - Registration, McFarland Student Union, Alumni Auditorium

8:30 - 9:00 - Welcome and Introductions

9:00 - 10:00 - Keynote Speaker: David Roche, Humorist/Writer/Actor/Disability Advocate,

10:00 - 10:15 - Introduction to Morning Workshop Sessions

10:20 - 11:20 - Morning Workshop Sessions

11:30 - 12:00 - Keynote Speaker: Mimi Kenney-Smith, Executive Artistic Director of VSA Arts of Pennsylvania,

12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch, McFarland Student Union, Multipurpose Room

1:15 - 2:00 - Afternoon Workshop Sessions # 1

2:10 - 2:55 - Afternoon Workshop Sessions # 2

3:05 - 3:30 - Closing Event with performances by the American DanceWheels

*This schedule is tentative and is subject to change prior to the event.


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