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  • Free Webinars Scheduled

    Posted Tuesday October 30 2012 at 8:36 pm in Education


    Free webinars have been scheduled by the Office of VSA & Accessibility, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  All are welcome.

    The State of Arts and Aging
    Tuesday, November 13 2012, 3-4:30 PM EDT
    Presenter: Dr. Gay Hanna, Executive Director of the National Center for Creative Aging
    Registration: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/989428254

    Strategies for Supporting Visual Artists
    Tuesday, December 11 2012, 3-4:30 PM EDT
    Presenter: Sonja Cendak, Artist Services Assistant Manager, Office of VSA & Accessibility, Kennedy Center
    Registration: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/350028518

    Setting Up Success for Performing Artists
    Tuesday, February 26 2013, 3-4 PM EDT
    Presenter: Liz Miller, arts consultant and former VSA Artist Services Manager at The Kennedy Center
    Registration: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/392131590
    Real-time captioning will be available at http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=JFKCENTER during the Webinar presentation.

    The Life of Bonnie Kaplan - Deaf Community News

    Posted Friday October 26 2012 at 06:26 am in News

    Bonnie Kaplan

    The Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf interviewed VSA's Bonnie Kaplan (BK) for the Autumn 2012 issue of Deaf Community News (DCN).

    DCN:  Hi, glad you could join us for this interview.  Please tell us about who you are, where you went to school all your life, and how did you get to where you are now?

    BK:  I was born to hearing parents and have a younger Deaf brother.  I attended the Boston School for the Deaf from the time I was 4 years old in 1964, and stayed until 1972.  In 6th grade I was mainstreamed at a private school for girls, Brimmer and May, which is located in Chestnut Hill, and was their first Deaf student.  I excelled in sports and went on to graduate in 1979.  After high school I went to the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and majored in Food Service Management.  In 1981, I moved out to LA and worked for Lorimar Productions as a Research Associate for several years.  We studio was known for its TV shows such as "Dallas", "The Waltons", "Falcon Crest", "Perfect Strangers", "Little House on the Prairie", etc., and other TV mini series.

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    Learning & the Brain Conference in Boston

    Posted Wednesday October 24 2012 at 11:10 pm in Education

    Learning and the Brain

    "Educating Diverse Minds: Using Individual Brain Differences to Teach and Reach All Learners"
    November 16 - 18, 2012
    Discount Registration Deadline November 2

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