August 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Monarch School of New England High School & Vocational Center
13 Monarch Way, Rochester, NH

(note: for GPS, use 105 Eastern Avenue)


Frumie Selchen
Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire






A workshop with Rhoda Bernard
for K-12 educators in all school settings,
teaching artists, administrators, paraprofessionals & interested family members


Monday, August 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Presented by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire & the Monarch School of New England, under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Fee: $55, with discounts for Arts Alliance members (both schools & individuals) and students. Partial scholarships are available if needed. Professional development credit is offered. Please bring a lunch.

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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Universal Design for Learning offers a powerful framework for providing meaningful access to the curriculum and to teaching/learning experiences for all students. The arts are particularly compatible with Universal Design for Learning because, by their very nature, they provide and engage multiple forms of thinking, learning, expression, and understanding. This session will provide attendees with strategies and frameworks in the arts that can facilitate the use of Universal Design and personalized learning across the curriculum.

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 July 12.

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:

Teaching Music to Students on the Autism Spectrum: Strategies & Best Practices
August 20, Crotched Mountain School, Greenfield

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.