August 20, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Carter Hall
Crotched Mountain School
1 Verney Road
Greenfield, NH


Frumie Selchen
Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire





 a workshop with Rhoda Bernard for
music educators in all settings,
classroom & SPED teachers, paraprofessionals,
administrators, service providers & parents

Monday, August 20, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Presented by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire & VSA New Hampshire
as part of their Arts in Inclusive Learning collaboration, under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Huge thanks to Crotched Mountain for their support and hosting!

Fee: $65, with discounts for Arts Alliance members (both schools & individuals), team members from a school district, and college students. Partial scholarships are available if needed. Professional development credit is offered. Morning coffee and lunch are included in the registration fee.

Register now to reserve your space! Please note that we are unable to offer refunds on registration. (In the event the workshop is canceled, you will receive a refund.)

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Making and listening to music is known to be powerful for individuals with autism. In this workshop, participants will learn how to best reach students on the autism spectrum in music classes, classrooms and at home. The session will feature information on autism spectrum disorders and specific strategies for teaching music to students with autism in one-on-one, group, and integrated sessions. The session will also provide participants with tools and resources to address personalized learning and competency-based learning in integrated settings that include students with and without disabilities.

Please contact us if you need a partial scholarship.
This space is accessible for people in wheelchairs. If you require additional accommodations, please let us know by August 10.

Our Presenter:

Rhoda Bernard is the managing director of the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs. Bernard also oversees the Master of Music in music education (autism concentration) and Graduate Certificate in music education and autism programs at Berklee. She holds a Bachelor of Music with academic honors from New England Conservatory and earned her Master of Education and Doctor of Education degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Bernard regularly presents research at conferences throughout the United States and abroad, and provides professional development workshops for educators in local, national, and international forums. Her work has been published in several book chapters and in numerous journals, including Music Educators Journal; Music Education Research; and Arts and Learning Research Journal. Bernard has been honored with the Berklee Urban Service Award and the Boston Conservatory Community Service and Faculty/Staff Spirit Award.

Additional workshops presented by Rhoda Bernard:

The Arts & Universal Design for Learning: Strategies that Work Across the Curriculum, August 13, Monarch School of New England, Rochester

Teaching the Arts to Students with Special Needs: Strategies & Best Practices
August 21, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester

For details on these and the entire series of Arts in Inclusive Learning summer workshops around the state, click here.

Questions? Email or call 603-323-7302.

Sincere thanks to Crotched Mountain School for partnering and hosting this workshop and to our Arts in Inclusive Learning Partners -- the NH Arts Learning Network, NH Department of Education and NH State Council on the Arts.