VSA Montana and the Montana Arts Council Present: Using Art in Education for Students on the Autism Spectrum March 21
March 3, 2015
VSA Montana and the Montana Arts Council Present:
Using Art in Education for Students on the Autism Spectrum
This unique training opportunity is open to educators of all subjects in all grades, parents, and service providers. We will explore ways that the arts can be used to improve the educational experience of students on the Autism Spectrum. These sessions will include discussions of:
· Standard characteristics of students on the Autism Spectrum;
· Strategies to engage students on the Autism Spectrum in the educational experience;
· Visual arts activities designed to develop communication skills, increase social interactions, and support the creative participation of children on the Autism Spectrum.
Registration is free. Eight (8) OPI Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are available. Lunch will be served on the second day of training.
Brett Gilleo of Big Sky Therapeutic Services in Great Falls, who works extensively with children on the Autism Spectrum.
Marlene Schumann, M.Ed. who has her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University and specializes in assessment strategies for learners of all abilities.
There is only room for 25 participants; please register ASAP: http://www.vsamontana.org/professional-development/
The Course will be held March 20th (4:30 – 7:30 PM) and 21th (9 AM – 3 PM) at the Castle Rock Middle School Library 1441 Governor’s Blvd. Billings, MT 59105
For dietary restrictions, accommodation needs, or further information and assistance with the registration process, please contact: Cori Di Biase Ph: 406.549.2984 DiBiase@VSAMontana.org