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This site offers information about inclusive arts practices in the PreK-12th grade classroom.
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Not Your Average Dancer: Meet the Deaf Dancer Defying Stereotypes

Not Your Average Dancer: Meet the Deaf Dancer Defying Stereotypes | Inclusive Arts Education | Scoop.it
Simone Botha Welgemoed is the ultimate dancer: She's performed with ballet companies, competed in dance competitions, and toured internationally on commercial gigs. She's currently a member of
Bovim Ballet, while also juggling freelance jobs on films in her home of Cape Town, South Africa. Bu
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Can we heal through creativity?

Around 40 people per day are diagnosed with dementia in New Zealand. Although the disease can be debilitating, the University of Auckland is exploring ho

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Dance and creativity - engaging activities to support residents
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Arts Integration (5/23/16)

Presenters: Judith Chalmer, Executive Director, VSA Vermont and Kim Desjardins, Teaching Artist- VSA Vermont, Burlington City Arts, Hiawatha Elementary ...
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21st Century Skills in Action: Critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem solving - YouTube

“Real world ready” is a phrase that has evolved in the education world over the past several decades. Beginning with a focus on literacy and math skills need...
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Music program helps penetrate the fog of dementia

Music program helps penetrate the fog of dementia | Inclusive Arts Education | Scoop.it
Inspired by the award-winning 2014 documentary "Alive Inside," Barbara Kalt is now adding "personalized music" — via iPods and individual playlists — to the array of activities offered at Rosener House, the Menlo Park day program for adults of which she has been executive director for two decades.
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Intersection of Arts Education and Special Education

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and it's affiliate VSA, assembled 50 national leaders in arts education and special education in July 2012. This group gathered to examine how their two fields intersect to provide support for K-12th grade students with disabilities. Read more about their discussions...

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Arts Program Shows Promise in Special Ed. Classes

Arts Program Shows Promise in Special Ed. Classes | Inclusive Arts Education | Scoop.it
Fueled by a federal "innovation" grant, the initiative aims to improve the academic, socialization, and communications skills of students with severe cognitive and behavioral needs.
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Students with special needs are provided activities through the arts to explore their social, kinesthetic, and expressive abilities.  

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Salute to Wisconsin Veteran History | Events Calendar | Wisconsin Historical Society

Salute to Wisconsin Veteran History | Events Calendar | Wisconsin Historical Society | Inclusive Arts Education | Scoop.it

Wisconsin Historical Society concert saluting Wisconsin Veterans, Nov. 11, 2014 at 7pm in Lacrosse,WI.

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"Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause."  
- President Abraham Lincoln

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"Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause."  
- President Abraham Lincoln

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It's a Snap! 4 Ways to Use Music with Special Needs Students

It's a Snap! 4 Ways to Use Music with Special Needs Students | Inclusive Arts Education | Scoop.it
Special ed teachers should consider music in their classrooms to supplement visuals, teach through students' favorite songs, emphasize rhythm, and generalize lessons into non-musical settings.
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Charlie Brown Medley - ThePianoGuys - YouTube

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Jazzy, fun for all ages.... enjoy.

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Free: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Offer 474 Free Art Books Online

Free: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Offer 474 Free Art Books Online | Inclusive Arts Education | Scoop.it
The Guggenheim had made 99 art catalogues available for free online, while the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a whopping 375 free art books and catalogues overall. Download away. And tell a friend!

Via Stephanie Sandifer
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There are also free audio books available within this site. Consider visiting this site and finding resources that may be helpful to your students. 

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, February 8, 2014 10:40 AM

A great resource from a site filled with great FREE resources. Dive in at openculure.com.

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Art catalogues online!  I used to love to collect these.

Teresa Roebuck's curator insight, April 14, 2014 2:08 PM

This is wonderful!

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Four Tips for Teaching Music Fundamentals to Students with Special Needs - NAfME

Four Tips for Teaching Music Fundamentals to Students with Special Needs - NAfME | Inclusive Arts Education | Scoop.it
By: Sarah J. Midgley   Teaching music to special needs children can make many educators feel uneasy. Most of us were not taught how to properly adapt our lessons for…
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How Does Art Therapy Heal the Soul? | The Science of Happiness

Does making art make you happier? This week on Science of Happiness, Julian investigates positive art therapy with a special guest. Watch the bonus episod
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Learning Disabilities and Art

A Fixers campaign led by Julia Brown: http://www.fixers.org.uk/fixers/13125-11312/julia.php Julia Brown has drawn on her experiences with learnin
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Bill T. Jones: Still / Here with Bill Moyers

Bill talks with dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones’s about race, HIV, and Jones' highly acclaimed dance, "Still/Here."
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Wisconsin Studio Offers Sitting Ballet Classes for Disabled Students - Dance Teacher magazine

Wisconsin Studio Offers Sitting Ballet Classes for Disabled Students - Dance Teacher magazine | Inclusive Arts Education | Scoop.it
Practical. Nurturing. Motivating. The voice of dance educators.
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Assistive Technology Makes a Difference for Lukas Bratcher

Assistive Technology Makes a Difference for Lukas Bratcher | Inclusive Arts Education | Scoop.it
Thanks to some ingenious assistive technology, Spokane's Lukas Bratcher didn't let a birth condition stifle his passion for music. He played euphonium in his school's award-winning marching band from his wheelchair.
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Students with Disabilities and the Core Arts Standards

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This guide is available from a NEA grant and produced by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, © 2014.

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Arts In Medicine Program at Texas Children's Cancer Center - Safeshare.TV

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Watch as kids engage in the arts and actively create, respond, imagine, and connect. 

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Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs - YouTube

Jacky Klein presents a sneak peek at Tate Modern's dazzling new exhibition, which brings together Matisse's late-period abstract collages.

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Henri Matisse later in his life was diagnosed with cancer and then confined to a wheelchair. He continued his artistic life focusing on a technique he devised - papiers decoupes (paper cutouts). Enjoy the exhibit of his work.

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DJ Fresh & Mindtunes: A track created only by the mind (Documentary) - YouTube

Download the track "Mindtunes" here: http://bit.ly/10zvhvi. Proceeds go directly to the Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for disabled people. Find out more about...
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OK.... WOW... got to check this amazing integration of technology to offer access to/through music. Enjoy.

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Jamming behind the scenes with jazz greats

Jamming behind the scenes with jazz greats | Inclusive Arts Education | Scoop.it
A 60 Minutes shoot never quite looked-- or sounded-- like this before. Life for jazz greats Wynton Marsalis and Marcus Roberts is a non-stop jam session.
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