Differentiation: How to Reach and Teach Special Needs Learners in the Music Classroom
Sheila Feay-Shaw, UW-Milwaukee
August 19, 2013
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wisconsin Center for Music Education, Waunakee


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Wisconsin Center for Music Education, Waunakee

This workshop will discuss  the challenges of reaching special needs students in the music classroom and demonstrate techniques that music educators can employ to effectively teach students dealing with physical, cognitive and processing challenges. Participants will learn techniques they can utilize in their classroom.

Wisconsin Teaching Standards Addressed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
Wisconsin Music Standards Addressed: A, B, C, D, E


Dr. Sheila Feay-Shaw is an Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She holds a BFA in Music Therapy from UWM and is a Board Certified Music Therapist.  Her areas of research include world music pedagogy, elementary general music, children's participation in cultural festivals, and the success of students with special education needs in music education.

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Pre-registration closes 8/12/13
Member*           $65.00
Non-member      $80.00
Undergraduate   $30.00
On Site              $90.00
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*Discount for WMEA, NAfME or staff in WSMA member schools.

Graduate Credit Registration:
Registrants have the opportunity to earn one graduate credit for an additional fee of $220 when enrolled in both, Differentiation: How to Reach and Teach Special Needs Learners in the Music Classroom and Response to Intervention workshops. This is a separate registration and fee from the workshop registration. Please download a copy of the Viterbo registration form (pdf) and mail it with a check for $220 (made payable to Viterbo university) to:

Mary Elsner

Wisconsin Center for Music Education
1005 Quinn Dr
Waunakee, WI  53597

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Please do not send credit registrations to Viterbo University. If you are registering for more than one course, please include a separate check and Viterbo form for each course.

Viterbo University will email participants instructions for retrieving their grade reports online approximately 4-6 weeks after the course has been completed, after which time you may request a transcript. Transcripts may be requested directly from Viterbo by completing and mailing in a Transcript Request Form (pdf). Transcripts are $5 per transcript per request.

For more information on graduate credit opportunities, please visit the Graduate Credit Information page.

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