Helping Students With Disabilities Thrive in the Art Room



Helping Students With Disabilities Thrive in the Art Room

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 
FREE for NAEA members; $49 for nonmembers

Conduct an accessibility audit in your classroom! Unpack contemporary understandings of disabilities and how to apply these practices in all areas of your teaching while taking a critical look at your syllabus, curriculum, lesson plans, materials, tools, techniques, and classroom space and design. The visual arts classroom can be a unique space for valuing disabilities and differences, and this webinar will focus on creating an inclusive educational environment by learning to apply the principles of universal design, interdependence, and allyship. Leave with a fresh perspective along with the tools you need to ensure your instruction is equitable and accessible to all learners.  

Mikaela Bachmann

PhD Candidate; Art Educator, Teaching Fellow & Lecturer, Keller Collegiate Academy & The University of North Texas

Mikaela Bachmann is a teaching fellow and guest lecturer at the University of North Texas, and president-elect of the Art in Special Education (ASE) NAEA Interest Group. As an art educator she received an innovative teaching award for developing a unified arts program in her district. She holds an MA, BFA, and Art K–12 Teacher Certification, and her research critically examines ableist practices inherent in public education by offering the arts as a tool for reimagining (dis)ability.  

Betty Siegel

Director, Office of Accessibility and VSA, Kennedy Center

Betty Siegel is an expert in disability, arts, employment, education, and cultural practices. She leads an international network with 1,600 members, as well as LEAD®, which convenes over 750 accessibility professionals. She is a respected keynote speaker, lecturer, and trainer on disability rights, ADA/504 compliance, and access accommodations. She acquired her JD in 2009 and created the Access Advisory Group in 2021.

Upon completion of this NAEA webinar, you may earn 1 hour of professional development credit as designated by NAEA. Once the webinar is completed, you may view/print a Certification of Participation under the "Contents" tab. You may also print a transcript of all webinars attended under the "Dashboard" link in the right sidebar section of the page.  

Clock hours provided upon completion of any NAEA professional learning program are granted for participation in an organized professional learning experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction, and can be used toward continuing education credit in most states. It is the responsibility of the participant to verify acceptance by professional governing authorities in their area.

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