$50 Individual Workshop
$45 Individual Workshop
$75 Package (3 workshops)
$85 Package (3 workshops)
Workshops run from 9am-1pm and are held at the Brady Educational Center at University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
September 10, 2016 - Tom Michalek
A sound Kodály-inspired lesson can and should feel “magical.” Children are engaged and on-task, singing, moving, reading and writing music, creating music, listening to music, playing instruments… However, this does not actually occur “magically” or by chance, but is usually the result of solid organization.
This active session will address strategies that can make or break the music program of any school, such as:
February 18, 2017 - Chapter Share with MNOrff
Join us again this year as KCM and MNOrff come together to share ideas.
March 4, 2017 - Crystal Henricks NOTE DATE CHANGE!
"Honoring Children: Fostering Creativity and Exploration"
UPDATE: Please bring a soprano recorder if you have one!
Come explore ideas for creating a classroom atmosphere that is respectful and welcoming of children’s ideas and creativity while maintaining a substantive level of instruction. In the quest for instilling a high level of musicianship in our students, it is easy to not plan space in our lesson plans for student input. This session will present open ended activities which invite children to uniquely demonstrate knowledge of concepts within the construct of the “Prepare, Present, Practice” sequence.
Ideas for encouraging children to give input into lessons and songs will also be discussed. Using movement, manipulatives, visuals, instruments, improvisation, and much more, students will feel empowered to demonstrate their ideas in the classroom and teachers will gain insight into the thought processes of their students. Students will feel more invested in the music as their ideas are honored and creativity will abound as innovation becomes a classroom norm.