Since 2010 Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach have toured the United States with Handicap This!, a two man stage show with a message of tolerance and inclusion. Mike is a quadriplegic with cerebral palsy; Tim has served as Mike’s aide for over 14 years. The pair have captivated and motivated educators and students with their motto: “Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.” A recent NEWSDAYarticle states, “At a time when bullying is under increased scrutiny, Handicap This! brought a dimly lit auditorium of 9th-, 10th-, 11th-graders from a sympathetic quiet to laughter and applause of encouragement, all while sharing a message of acceptance, understanding, and tolerance.”
Handicap This Productions proudly introduces Making Minds Handicap Accessible: The Digital Classroom Experience! Now you can bring this popular show right into YOUR individual classrooms! The stage show has been divided into five 15-minute streaming video segments, giving you flexibility in scheduling or watch the show in its entirety. In addition, this tool includes a user-friendly educational component with ready-made activities designed to reinforce the concepts presented in the show. These activities meet the Common Core and Social Emotional Learning Standards; each activity comes with suggested coding for these standards to assist you and your lesson plans. And the best part is that every teacher in your school will have access to all learning materials, in any class for the ENTIRE School Year 2015-2016.
Making Minds Handicap Accessible: The Digital Classroom Experience will educate, empower, and entertain your students while encouraging civility, understanding, and empathy in your community.
This revolutionary educational package includes:
THE COMPLETE HANDICAP THIS! SHOW WITH FULL-ACCESS FOR ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR AUG 3, 2015 – JUN 30, 2016
ONLINE CURRICULUM WITH FULL INDIVIDUALIZED LESSON PLANS
PRE & POST DISCUSSION IDEAS
Google Hangout with Mike and Tim*
This Unique Academic Experience will enable your students to:
- Understand the Power and Benefit of Community Service
- Appreciate Differences Within Others and Themselves
- Tap into their own Abilities and Strengths
- Utilize Their Imagination
- Apply Critical Thinking to current situations and problems
- Develop Writing Skills
- Develop Discussion Skills
- Build upon their Vocabulary Skills
- And so much more!
*Mike and Tim will be available for one 45 minute Google Hangout for an additional amount.