Professional Development Workshop
Making Connections Through Puppetry: A two part training for professionals who work with children with ASD
Museum of the Moving Image - Digital Learning Suite
9am–3pm on November 13, 2019 and March 18, 2020
In this two-part training, professionals working with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ages Pre-K through 2nd grade) are invited to learn about using puppetry within a professional setting. Teachers, therapists, counselors, doctors, nurses, and others working with neuro-diverse 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 and Jim Henson Foundation Manager 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. Space is limited to 20 participants.
This professional development workshop takes place over the course of two sessions (November 13 and March 18, 2020) with participants using the weeks in between to put into practice the techniques they have learned and then come back to share their experiences and continue the work.
Questions about the PD can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org