Reaching Everyone: Differentiated Instruction Through The ArtsArts Abilities 2014_1

Young Audiences of Western New York in conjunction with Arts Partners for Learning will host the 7th Annual Patricia Cotsen Arts Abilities Conference. Understand the HOW and WHY of arts education by focusing on the theory of differentiated instruction; meeting the wide-range of learning needs in today’s educational settings.

WHERE: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Downtown Buffalo, 1 Lafayette Square, 2nd Floor

WHEN: Friday November 14, 2014, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

REGISTRATION: Tickets will be $60 regular, $30 for partners, and $20 for artists & students. Complimentary tickets are available for volunteers. Please email if interested in volunteering

ArtsAbilitiesGraphicThis year’s keynote speaker & workshop presenters:

  • Andrea Moore, Andrea Moore Arts – creative activist and artist using writing, performance, and photography to foster connection and dialogue across social and cultural lines (
  • Buffalo Architecture Foundation
  • Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
  • Buffalo State College
  • The Buffalo Zoo
  • Burchfield Penney Art Center
  • Interweb Consulting
  • Roycroft Campus
  • Shakespeare in Delaware Park
  • Squeaky Wheel
  • Young Audiences Teaching Artist, Annette Daniels-Taylor
  • Young Audiences Teaching Artist, Sarah Haykel
  • Young Audiences Teaching Artist, Gaitrie Subryan
  • Young Audiences of Western New York

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Conference participation contributes to the 175-hour requirement for NY State Professional Development Standards. All necessary documentation will be provided.

The 7th Annual Arts Abilities Conference is presented with support from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Buffalo News, Courtyard Marriott, Current Catering, and New York State Council on the Arts. The Conference was named for Patricia Cotsen, a long-time devoted Young Audiences board member and community advocate when she passed away in 2009.

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