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Z is for Zac Efron: “The Road” Scholars April A to Z Blogging Challenge

Zac Efron in Hairspray on The Road Scholars for the A to Z Blogging Challenge

Folks in our community who love the Disney “High School Musical” franchise were no doubt thrilled to see Zac Efron in “Hairspray.”
In week three of our “For The Love of Musicals” course when we look at “Hairspray” we ask students to choose their favorite Zac song from:

  • “Ladies Choice” (Hairspray)
  • “Getcha Head in the Game” (HSM)
  • “Bet on It” (HSM2)
  • “Now or Never” (HSM3)

We use choice and forum activities in the course to encourage students to communicate with others who share their interests.

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O is for Oliver!: “The Road” Scholars April A to Z Blogging Challenge

Oliver! on The Road Scholars for The A to Z Blogging Challenge

In the final week of our “For the Love of Musicals” course we look at musicals that have won the Oscar for Best Picture.

Did you know that there are only 10 out of 88 years that the Academy Awards have been around?

At the 41st Academy Awards for 1968, Oliver! was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won six, including Best Picture and Best Director.

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I is for Impalla: “The Road” Scholars April A to Z Blogging Challenge

impalla on The Lion King on The Road Scholars for The A to Z Blogging Challenge

When we look at “The Lion King” in week four of our “For The Love of Musicals” course, one of the activities challenges students to identify some of the animals featured in the epic Disney film.

Lion King activity on The Road Scholars for The A to Z Blogging Challenge This is one of the ways we combine learning and fun in our courses for self-advocates!

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G is for “Grease:” “The Road” Scholars April A to Z Blogging Challenge

Grease on The Road Scholars on the A to Z Blogging Challenge

In our “For the Love of Music” course we talk about musical theater, on Broadway and in movie theaters.

In a fabulous piece by Down syndrome specialist and advocate Dr. Dennis McGuire mused about how things would be “If People With Down Syndrome Ruled The World.”

Acting and theatrical arts would be encouraged for all.

Musicals would be very, very, very, big (such as “Grease,” and “The Sound of Music”)

We agree Dr. McGuire! That’s why we created this course.

The six week course looks at four musicals per week based on the following topics.

  • Week 1 – From Broadway to the Big Screen Part 1 (Vintage)
  • Week 2 – From Broadway to the Big Screen Part 2 (Modern)
  • Week 3 – From the Big Screen to Broadway
  • Week 4 – Disney Musicals
  • Week 5 – Award winners – Tony Awards
  • Week 6 – Award winners – Oscars 

And we start with “Grease!”

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Life After High School – New Online Courses for Adults with Down Syndrome

The Road We’ve Shared has launched a new project. New online courses for adults who have Down syndrome are designed to support socialization and learning in adulthood.

Two online courses are set to begin October 1st in coordination with the beginning of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Stephanie Holland, founder of The Road We’ve Shared (The online community for parents and caregivers of adults with Down syndrome), and “The Road” Scholars online learning modules, has created courses that she believes will appeal to a large audience of adults with Down syndrome. She bases this on her own experience. Continue reading Life After High School – New Online Courses for Adults with Down Syndrome