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All Kids Included Professional Development Workshop: Inclusive Practices in the Arts

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

If you are planning to attend, please click here to complete the RSVP form.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts | The Peacock Foundation Education Center
(Located on the first floor of the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, on the east side of Biscayne Boulevard, main entrance is on NE 14th ST)

This special AKI professional development training is being presented in partnership with VSA Florida and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education.  This workshop is designed to provide a hands-on approach to learning about adaptive techniques for including every learner, together with the knowledge of universal design.  Participants will gain a sense of excitement and renewed energy, as well as practical skills on how to use the arts to inspire learning in the classroom and clinical settings, and to include students with disabilities in mainstream programs. 

Who should attend:

arts educators
arts administrators
teaching artists


Francine Andersen
Dana Pezoldt, MA
Jennifer Puig
Dr. Clint Randles
Jennifer Sabo

(subject to change)

8:00 – 8:30          Registration
8:30 – 8:45          Welcome | Overview of the Day | Pre-assessment:  Jennifer Sabo, Francine Andersen, Lakeisha Frith
8:45 – 10:00        Introduction to Access in the Cultural Arts:  Jennifer Sabo
10:00 – 10:15      Break
10:15 – 11:30      Accommodations for Programs:  Jennifer Sabo
11:30 – 12:00      All Kids Included:  Francine Andersen
12:00 – 1:00        Lunch (on your own)
1:00 – 3:30          Hands-On Breakout Sessions:
                              - Dance/Movement:  Jennifer Puig
                              - Expressive Arts:  Dana Pezoldt
                              - Music:  Dr. Clint Randles
3:30 – 4:00          Reflection | Post-Assessment

(This is a participatory workshop, please dress comfortably)

Getting to the Adrienne Arsht Center

Public Transportation (Metrorail / Metromover):  Take the Metrorail to Government Center station.  Follow signs to the Outer Loop and take a designated Omni Loop on the Metromover station sign.  Once on the Omni Loop, disembark at the Adrienne Arsht Center Station, located one block from the center.

Parking:  Self-parking is available in Lot C located directly in front of the Ziff Ballet Opera House for $1.50/hour payable via PayByPhone.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Francine Andersen at fran@miamidade.gov or (305) 375-5024.

Addition date info

8:30 AM to 4:00 PM


Adrienne Arsht Center, Peacock Foundation Education Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132


Thursday, October 25, 2018