Professional Development Offerings

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Upcoming PD Opportunities Open to the Public


Intro to Adaptive Music Education 

Course description: This workshop is for in-service general music teachers who are looking for philosophy, language, tools, and activities to support their work with students with disabilities including autism. Music Therapist Jen Kass (MA, MT-BC) and Adaptive Music Program Director Jessica Corwin of the Community Music School of Springfield will give participants tools to bring to their classrooms for accommodation, meaningful inclusion, joyful music-making, and social connection. Topics will include anti-ableist language, neurodivergence-affirming practices, current research on autism, learning differences and corresponding teaching strategies, and the imperative of listening to neurodivergent voices. Participants will engage in a variety of sample classroom activities that can be replicated in their own classrooms.

♫ 3 days online: July 22-24, 12-2 pm Eastern Time, via CMSS, 6 Professional Development Hours (PDPs) opens in a new windowRegister here.
Tuition: $150

♫ 1 day in person: August 6th, 9 am-3 pm, ACCEPT CollaborativeNatick, MA, 5 Professional Development Hours (PDPs). opens in a new windowRegister here.
Tuition: $150 for ACCEPT Collaborative district members; $180 for non-members

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