Digital Learning Series

Welcome to the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs (BIAESN) Digital Learning Series. Explore our free collection of lectures, workshops, and presentations by teachers and experts in the field of arts education for students with disabilities. We will continue to release new presentations on a regular basis. View our full catalog on YouTube, or watch the selected videos below.

This presentation, Behavioral Strategies: Approaches and Techniques for Special Learners in Musical Environments, was recorded live via Zoom on May 22, 2021, as part of our new Digital Learning Series under the direction of Oriana Inferrera, BIAESN's operations assistant. The speaker for this session is Brian Wagner-Yeung.

This presentation, Becoming Musical Theater Artists: Participating in a Border-Crossing Process Towards a Musical Performance, was recorded live via Zoom on February 24, 2022, as part of our new Digital Learning Series under the direction of Oriana Inferrera, BIAESN's operations assistant. The speakers for this session are Cecilia Ferm Almqvist and Linn Hentschel.

This presentation, Incorporating Social-Emotional Learning Strategies into Your Private Instrument Lessons, was recorded live via Zoom on July 1, 2021, as part of our new Digital Learning Series under the direction of Oriana Inferrera, BIAESN's operations assistant. The speaker for this session is Marlene Markard.

This presentation, Song in Everything: Using Musical Improvisation to Empower Diverse Learners, was recorded live via Zoom on July 14, 2021, as part of our new Digital Learning Series under the direction of Daniel Martinez, BIAESN's operations coordinator. The speaker for this session is Timothy Simmons.

This presentation, Early Childhood Music in the Zoom Classroom, was recorded live via Zoom on October 31, 2021, as part of our Digital Learning Series under the direction of Oriana Inferrera, BIAESN's operations assistant. The speakers for this presentation are Nadia Castagna and Miles Wilcox.

This presentation, Creating Through Collaboration: Empowering Visually Impaired Students Through Tactile Art, was recorded live via Zoom on November 17, 2021, as part of our Digital Learning Series under the direction of Daniel Martinez, BIAESN's operations coordinator. The speaker for this presentation is Jessica Curtaz.

This presentation, Teacher Education and Students with Disabilities in Art Class: A Program Evaluation, was recorded live on September 21, 2021, via Zoom as part of our new Digital Learning Series collection, under the direction of Daniel Martinez, BIAESN's operations coordinator. The speaker for this session is Jasmine Begeske, and the coauthors of the study are Catharine Lory, Marie David, and Mandy Rispoli.

This presentation, Accessing Music Education Curriculum for Older Aged Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities, by Nadia Castagna was recorded live via Zoom on October 5, 2021, as part of our Digital Learning Series collection under the direction of Oriana Inferrera, BIAESN's operations assistant. The speaker for this presentation is Nadia Castagna.

This presentation, Creating an Adapted Arts Program, was recorded live on September 16, 2021, via Zoom as part of our new Digital Learning Series collection, under the direction of Daniel Martinez, BIAESN's operations coordinator. The speaker for this session is Kayla McLaughlin.

This presentation, Song in Everything: Using Musical Improvisation to Empower Diverse Learners, was recorded live on July 14, 2021, via Zoom as part of our new Digital Learning Series collection, under the direction of Daniel Martinez, BIAESN's operations coordinator. The speaker for this session is Timothy Simmons.

This presentation, Digital and In-Person Music Experiences for Social Development Early Childhood Inclusion Classrooms, was recorded live via Zoom on May 26, 2021, as part of our  Digital Learning Series under the direction of Daniel Martinez, BIAESN's operations coordinator. The speaker for this session is Carol Ann Blank.

This presentation, Incorporating Social-Emotional Learning Strategies into Your Private Instrument Lesson, was recorded live via Zoom on July 1, 2021, as part of our Digital Learning Series under the direction of Oriana Inferrera, BIAESN's operations assistant. The speaker for this session is Marlene Markard.

This presentation, Inclusive Dance Strategies, was recorded live via Zoom on August 26, 2021, as part of our Digital Learning Series under the direction of Oriana Inferrera, BIAESN's  operations assistant. The speaker for this presentation is Emily DuBose.

This presentation, The Neurodiverse Music Classroom: Using Strengths of Special Learners and All Students in Blended Learning Environments, was recorded live on May 22, 2021 via Zoom as part of our new Digital Learning Series collection, under the direction of Oriana Inferrera, BIAESN's operations assistant. The speaker for this session is Brian Wagner-Yeung.

This technology workshop was recorded live on May 1, 2021, via Zoom as part of our new Digital Learning Series collection, under the direction of Oriana Inferrera, BIAESN's operations assistant. The speakers for this session are Adam Goldberg and Pete Sparkes.

This presentation, CSI Drumming, was recorded live on July 27, 2021, via Zoom as part of our new Digital Learning Series collection, under the direction of Daniel Martinez, BIAESN's operations coordinator. The speaker for this session is Gretchen Hary.

This presentation, Choice and Voice: Teaching Theater to Non-Verbal Students, was recorded live on May 10, 2021, via Zoom as part of our new Digital Learning Series collection, under the direction of Oriana Inferrera, BIAESN's operations assistant. The speaker for this session is Leah Moore.

This presentation, Playing Uke: Fun and Engaging Activities for All Learners, was recorded live on May 10, 2021, via Zoom as part of our new Digital Learning Series collection, under the direction of Daniel Martinez, BIAESN's operations coordinator. The speaker for this session is Maria Velazquez.

This presentation, Engaging All Learners: Tools and Techniques to Reach Different Types of Learners in the Music Classroom, was recorded live via Zoom on May 22, 2021, as part of our new Digital Learning Series collection, under the direction of Oriana Inferrera, BIAESN's operations assistant. The speaker for this session is Brian Wagner-Yeung.

This dance workshop was recorded live via Zoom on June 12, 2021, as part of our Digital Learning Series under the direction of Dr. Rhoda Bernard, BIAESN's managing director. The presenter for this session is Antoine Hunter.

This presentation, Developing Visual/Critical Thinking Skills (VTS) and Self-Awareness in the Virtual SPED Art Room, was recorded live via Zoom on June 6, 2021, as part of our new Digital Learning Series collection, under the direction of Daniel Martinez, BIAESN's operations coordinator. The speaker for this session is Amy Sallen.

This presentation, Music in Teletherapy with Preschoolers: Ideas for Maintaining Attention and Meeting Goals, was recorded live via Zoom on May 26, 2021, as part of our new Digital Learning Series collection, under the direction of Daniel Martinez, BIAESN's operations coordinator. The speaker for this session is Carol Ann Blank.