Webinars with Karen Nisenson

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Webinar Series: 02/15/2019 – Gateway – Skills & Mindset of a Successful Gateway Teacher

Teaching students with profound special needs is a different experience than teaching typical students. Karen discusses this in relation to goals and expectations, your own confidence, and dealing with parents’ expectations. Topics include: Introduction (00:05) Teacher Temperament (04:18) Readiness to Progress (10:11) Visually Impaired Students…

Webinar Series: 06/15/2018 – Gateway – Music Stories from Karen’s Studio

In this webinar Karen shares videos of her teaching her own students with learning disabilities and discusses their stories and their successes with the Gateway program. Introduction (00:05) Student Video 1: Nikos (00:43) Student Video 2: Rick (09:35) Student Video 3: Eytan (22:28) Student Video…

Webinar Series: 04/20/2018 – Gateway – Improving Fine Motor Function at the Piano

Karen discusses some very common fine motor challenges in students with special needs and ways in which teachers can address them in the Gateway curriculum, and addresses teacher questions about some of their students’ fine motor issues. Topics include: Typical Fine Motor Issues (00:05) Fine…

Webinar Series: 03/23/2018 – Gateway – What Can I Do If…..?

In this webinar you will hear about actual situations that teachers have encountered with their special needs students and learn from Karen’s expertise how best to handle those situations. Topics include: Using a Schedule with Students on the Spectrum (00:05) Difficulty Finding Black Note Groups…

Webinar Series: 02/16/2018 – Gateway – Spotlight on Parent/Coach Role

The role of the parent or coach with Gateway students can differ quite a bit from the role they play in the Simply Music Piano program. Learn why this is often necessary, ways in which you can still keep parents involved, and hear some real-life…

Webinar Series: 01/12/2018 – Gateway – Enhancing Your Students’ Experiences Through Singing

Vocalizing and singing adds a rich dimension to your lessons with students who have special needs. Karen talks about why that is, how to do incorporate it into your lessons, and answers teachers’ questions about students with various ability levels with regard to verbal communication.…

Webinar Series: 11/20/2017 – Gateway – Q&A with Karen Nisenson

In this webinar you will hear Gateway creator Karen Nisenson speak with teachers about their students, sharing strategies to develop fine motor issues and relate students’ interests to music. Topics include: Teacher Experience with Autistic Students (00:05) Recently Diagnosed Student on the Spectrum (09:31) Connecting…

Webinar Series: 12/11/2017 – Gateway – Behavior Issues: Setting Boundaries & Developing Strategies

In this webinar, Karen Nisenson discusses some common behavior challenges present in students with profound processing disorders, potential triggers that lead to those behaviors, and best practices for ensuring a successful experience in your studio. Topics include: Introduction & Overview of Behaviors (00:08) Setting Up…

Webinar Series: 10/25/2017 – Gateway – Open Forum with Karen Nisenson

In this webinar the Gateway Teacher Training Program is summarized, and teachers ask questions about teaching their students with autism, cerebral palsy, and other learning and processing difficulties. Topics include: Teacher Input on Gateway (00:00) Student with Cerebral Palsy: Non-verbal, Fine Motor Issues (01:46) Teacher…

Webinar Series: 09/27/2017 – Gateway – Behavior Issues: Dealing with the Student & Parent

Working with students who have profound processing differences requires a different mindset in order to achieve a successful outcome. This webinar dives into this simple yet crucial difference and addresses some very common concerns about working with special needs students. Topics include: About the Gateway…