Event Date(s): November 5, 2012 -
16:30 to 18:30

Individuals and artists often take for granted their ability to hold and move a paint brush, position a canvas, or even view their creations. The opportunity for individuals with physical and mobility impairments to express themselves through visual art can be easily enhanced and possible by creating adaptive art-making materials. This workshop will provide attendees with exposure to different ways of adjusting art-making tools so participants of all ages and abilities can be included in the creative process.

Event Date(s): November 7, 2012 -
15:30 to 18:30

Stop motion is an animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when a series of frames is played in a continuous sequence. Learn the basics of stop-motion animation film making during this free, hands-on workshop led by the Itty Bitty Studio. Participants will work in small groups to develop their own short films, which will be screened for one another at the end of the workshop. All technology will be provided – all you have to bring is your creativity and enthusiasm.


Join for a free, forward-looking webinar on the changing world of educational video description on October 24, 2012. This innovative webinar is presented by the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP), in collaboration with the Video Description Research and Development Center (VDRDC), and the Description Leadership Network (DLN). Register now at http://webinars.dcmp.org/.

This exciting and interactive presentation is perfect for teachers, administrators, and parents who want to learn about the latest developments in video description technology and how it can help students who are blind and visually impaired in educational settings.

Event Date(s):
May 13, 2013 (All day) to May 14, 2013 (All day)

Two Complementary Sessions:

Monday May 13, 3:00 - 5:00pm, for teachers & administrators
Tuesday, May 14, 9:45 - 11:45a, for teachers & students

Location: Marimor School, 2550 Ada Road, Lima, OH 45802


Event Date(s):
May 16, 2013 - 16:30 to May 17, 2013 - 11:45

Two Complementary Sessions:

Thursday, May 16, 4:30 - 6:30pm, for teachers & administrators
Friday, May 17, 9:45 - 11:45a, for teachers & students

Location: Beacon School, 801 West Union St., Athens, OH 45701

Event Date(s):
May 23, 2013 - 16:00 to May 24, 2013 - 12:00


Two Complementary Sessions in two locations:

Thursday, May 23, 4:00 - 6:00p, for teachers & administrators
  @ Dancing Wheels Co. & School Studio, 3615 Euclid Ave, 3rd Floor, Cleveland 44115

Event Date(s): June 9, 2013 -
13:00 to 16:00

Location: Miami Valley Ballet Theatre, 228 Court Street, Hamilton, OH 45011


Event Date(s): June 18, 2013 -
09:00 to 14:30

About the Workshop
This engaging and interactive professional development session will focus on adaptive materials and inclusion strategies for instruction in the art class. We will experiment with adaptive materials and discuss classroom management as it pertains to students with disabilities.  This professional development session is appropriate for classroom teachers, art teachers, and teaching artists. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity, come join in the fun! The workshop will include a break for lunch. 

About the Workshop
Summer fun starts with an interactive and exciting workshop series focusing on Universal Design for Learning, authentic student assessment strategies, adaptive materials and inclusion strategies for instruction in the classroom, and movement!  The day includes an energetic welcome and keynote to get you pumped up, followed by three concurrent workshops. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity, come join in the fun! The workshop will include a break for lunch.