What Every Teacher and Special Educator Needs to Know About Art and Special Education

2009 Art and Special Education Symposium

WHAT EVERY TEACHER AND SPECIAL EDUCATOR NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT ART AND SPECIAL EDUCATION

The Art Education Graduate Program with an Emphasis in Special Populations at Moore College of Art & Design will sponsor a day-long symposium, with Keynote Speaker Dr. Beverly Gerber, exploring the best teaching and learning practices for children with special needs. Dr. Gerber begins the day with her personal story as a passionate arts advocate for special needs children. Her presentation, entitled Special Needs and Art: Lessons Learned Along the Way, will both inspire and inform the audience.  There is a book signing following Dr. Gerber’s presentation.

Beverly Gerber career has been devoted to encouraging, supporting and celebrating the work of those who share their teaching of art to special needs children in an effort to create a policy making group for national art education standards. The Lifetime Achievement Award in Art Education Special Education is awarded in her honor every year at the NAEA conference. Because of her passion to challenge thinking about the teaching of art to students with special needs, one can only imagine the impact Dr. Gerber’s work has had on children and educators throughout the world.  Her soon to be published book “Autism and Art Education” is eagerly awaited by all those who share her commitment

Published on November 23rd, 2009