Music Instruction and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – Module 20 Training @ Yolo County Office of Education - Conference Center
Jan 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Welcome to Module 20: This module is about expanding access to music education and integration for students in Grades TK- 6 with diverse abilities through Universal Design for Learning.

The Presentation Chart will give you an entire overview of the module (available under Downloads).

Click here for an Introduction to Module 20.

California school districts have been undergoing change, incorporating Multi-Tiered System of Supports into their schools and district. This has decreased the population of students with IEPs in Special Day Classes, increasing the inclusion of students in classrooms throughout the district. Based on data attained from educator and administrator surveys, teachers, both general classroom and certificated specialist teachers, would like to learn how to provide quality arts instruction to all students in their classroom. They need the instructional strategies needed to allow the various types of learners access to arts learning, and would like to receive more professional learning in this topic.


Planning your Professional Learning (Content Outlines)

This professional development module will focus on three specific points:

  1. Developing teacher understanding of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework, creating a flexible learning environment, instruction and assessment to accommodate individual learning differences.
  2. Expanding teacher knowledge of the characteristics of various learning barriers and styles of students with diverse abilities and strategies to support learning.
  3. Increasing teacher ability to create and deliver a music lesson incorporating UDL Guidelines, providing Kindergarten, 2nd , and 5th Grade music lessons as a supporting example
    Module Outcome: Teachers will be able to develop and deliver music education or integration lessons incorporating UDL to support access to curriculum and learning for students with diverse abilities in their class.


In the Research document you will find web and book resources under Downloads.


Read about the Music standards in the Standards document under Downloads.


  • Amy Bultena – VAPA/STEAM Coordinator, Stanislaus County Office of Education
    Address: 1100 H St, Modesto, CA 95354
  • Steve Venz – Former Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
    Address: 200 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-9050
  • Stacy Young – Visual and Performing Arts Program Manager, Humboldt County Office of Education
    Address: 901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501

Other Education and Arts Contributors:

Rhoda Bernard, Ed. D., Managing Director, Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs

William Houchin, M.M. ed, Instructor, Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs

Rural Arts Convening – Cancelled due to COVID-19 @ California Endowment
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

California County Superintendents Educational Services Association
Statewide Arts Initiative 
invites you to attend the


April 1, 2020


We are building momentum for arts education in rural areas! You are invited to share your voice and your ideas as we advance the work to bring more arts to more TK-12 students across California. Hear about promising best practices and meet the people who are making a difference in rural counties.

The Rural Arts Convening will be an interactive day, designed to bring you up to date with progress in our state and to explore possibilities for your communities.

  • Hear inspiring stories of progress from Amador, Butte, Mono, Humboldt and Tulare County Offices of Education.
  • Learn about the process of arts strategic planning in Nevada, Imperial and Mariposa counties led by county offices of education involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Engage in artistic activities and strategies that you can bring back to your organizations.

Representative Featured Speakers:

  • Sarah Anderberg, CCSESA Arts Initiative: Building Access to Arts Education in Rural Communities
  • Anne Bown-Crawford, California Arts Council: The Importance of Rural Communities to a Healthy Arts Ecosystem
  • Peggy Burt, California Alliance for Arts Education/CCSESA Arts Initiative: Aligned Leadership: Matching Arts Plans to District and County Priorities
  • Merryl Goldberg: Arts Integration, CSU San Marcos: Arts Integration in Multicultural Settings
  • Letty Kraus, California Department of Education: New California Arts Standards and Framework
  • Kate Stover, Tulare County Office of Education: Creativity and Collaboration in Rural Communities – New CCSESA Creativity at the Core Module!
  • Tim Taylor, California Small School Districts Association
  • Leaders from across California representing rural communities.



Who Should Attend?

Educators/leaders from districts and county offices across California, school board members and community members.

Click here for the flyer.

Click here to register.

This event is made possible through funding from the Stuart Foundation,
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation,
and a partnership with the California Alliance for Arts Education.

Local Advocacy Webinar Series: Rural Arts Education Strategies @ Webinar
Oct 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Rural communities face specific challenges when working to deliver arts education to students. Learn from several experts who have created tailored approaches for rural communities. Presented in partnership with the California Alliance for Arts Education.

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