The Graduate College of Education at University of Massachusetts, Boston and VSA arts of Massachusetts are partnering to host a conference May 15th, 2009 at UMASS, Boston called "Contours of Inclusion: The intersection between the Arts and Universal Design for Learning." They are inviting all art educators with Boston Public Schools to join them for the day long conference to explore the intersection between arts-based instruction and the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to support learning across disciplines for all students. Tracey Hall, A Senior Researcher, from CAST (The Center for Applied Special Technologies) will be their Keynote Speaker and give participants an introduction to the principles of Universal Design for Learning. The Patrick O'Hearn school will also be highlighted with a performance from the students and a presentation from Bill Henderson, the principal, with a few teachers. The conference is supported by the Partnership for Arts-based Instruction and Inclusion which is a collaboration between VSA arts of Massachusetts, Lesley University and the University of Massachusetts Graduate College of Education. This partnership is funded by the Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust Fund at The Boston Foundation. PDPs available.