Are you looking for an online Special Needs Professional Development course that includes:
Universal Design for Learning and Multiple Intelligences?
National Core Arts Standards?
Creative Lesson Plans and Relevant Assignments?
Fully Self-Paced and Asynchronous Coursework?
If your answers to the questions above are yes,
and you would like the course to be fun and interesting,
this is the Special Needs Professional Development course for you! Depending on the course version you select, you can earn 5 CEU credits or 3 CEU credits,
all with ongoing communication with your instructor via the assignments. Certificates will be given upon course completion.
“This Special Needs Professional Development course provides a substantial amount of quality activities, resources, and research. The lesson plans are thorough and provide many modifications and teaching materials which will prove useful when teaching students with disabilities. Self-esteem, strengthened communication skills, and pure joy are just some of the outcomes. I can attest that these activities can change a life.”
Masters of Science in Teaching Exceptional Adolescents, Fordham University
Special Education Teacher: Bayonne Board of Education, NJ
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For parents, caregivers, theatre artists, and interested others:
This course is also available as a non-credit course.
This Special Needs Professional Development will give you tools to use in the classroom, helping to improve communication, cooperation,
self-esteem, academia, and fun through drama and music.
Your instructor is Leslie Fanelli, Executive Director of award-winning Theatre in Motion. Any questions? Email her at:
Please write “Online Drama Interest” in the Subject Line.
Phone (908)-723-0564 (USA)
And another accolade, this time from London ...
"This Professional Development Course 'Add Drama and Music to your Special Needs Classroom' is rooted in Leslie Fanelli’s extensive experience as artist, educator and advocate for the rights of people with different abilities. Her full engagement to this project has enabled her to deliver a comprehensive experience, where teachers, parents and care givers (and anyone interested in education and self-development) are guided into knowledge of the human brain, body, emotions and behaviour.
The course is structured in a way that enables you to search deep inside your own resources, to best apply the scientifically based principles of Universal Design for Learning and Multiple Intelligences. You learn to design your own creative, engaging and fun lesson plans. This course shows the way towards truly inclusive classrooms, meaningful learning processes, and healthy relationships. Anyone interested in 'how we are' and 'how we learn,' should take it."
Student of the Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies, London
BA in Social Communication, I.E.E.C. Monica Herrera, El Salvador