Making Connections Through Puppetry
Professional Development Workshop for District 75 Educators, Therapists and Counselors working with students with Autism
In this multi-day intensive, professionals working with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are invited to learn about using puppetry within a professional setting. Teachers, therapists, counselors, doctors, nurses, and others working with neurodiverse children are welcome to attend. Puppetry can be used as an amazing tool for interaction, pretend play, communication, de-escalation, joint attention, and more.
Led by professional puppeteer Lindsey "Z." Briggs, participants will learn the basics of performance and technique as well as discuss ways to utilize puppets to make connections with children diagnosed with autism and utilize them when working with children with ASD. Each participant will receive their own puppet to personalize and take home.
** Teachers will receive CTLE credit for participating in the full workshop. **
Dates: Three PD sessions on March 2, April 6 and May 4, 2022.
All sessions are from 8:30am-10:30am and will be held virtually on Zoom.
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