The ABLE Assembly promises to be an exceptional professional development opportunity in the field of arts education and special needs, bringing together educators, artists, researchers, policymakers, school administrators, program administrators, and students to share best practices, engage in hands-on experiences, explore new research, and learn from each other.
Clinic Title: Tight on Goals, Loose on Means
Clinicians: Audrey O'Clair and Gillian Desmarais
Description: By placing those with accessibility needs at the center of our instructional design, we can create opportunities that allow ALL learners to present their learning in ways that are meaningful and appropriate. We should all strive to create learning experiences that allow each student to create and express their work in ways that highlight their strengths and abilities, not their weaknesses and struggles. The flexibility of tools like Soundtrap provides robust, creation opportunities to address learning while still allowing freedom in how that learning is expressed. In this session, participants will use design thinking frameworks to explore the ways in which Universal Design for Learning, technology tools, mobile devices, and solid instructional design can deepen learning experiences and engagement for all.