– Submitted by Deirdre Marshall Phillips, FIN Facilitator, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Highlights of ISW in Miami-Dade County Public Schools
First, Miami-Dade Schools has partnered with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Inclusion Network, VSA Arts of Florida, and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida to showcase student performances from our inclusive artist residencies in music, drama and movement. The performances culminate an 8 session artist in residency program that paired teaching artists with students of all ability levels across the district.
Secondly, the Florida Inclusion Network provided a grant opportunity for secondary students to promote disability awareness among their peers called STUDIO-A! (Spotlight To Understand Differences In Others-Awareness!). Schools awarded the $500 grant will use funds to creatively elevate peer awareness of the abilities of students with disabilities.