Graduate Courses and Workshops

MORE First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play
                    

Betsy Greene, Instructor
2 Graduate Credits or 2 PD/workshop Credits

Learn classroom-ready activities which follow the eight part workout from First Steps in Music and integrate the Orff approach while gaining a better understanding of how to integrate these two approaches in a one full day of class. Continue on through online meetings to learn how to lesson plan using First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk and to develop your own integrated activities to use in your teaching.

Location:  Champlain Elementary School, 800 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401
Meeting times:
•    Saturday  8 – 4:30 pm  January 11, 2020    Snow day January 25, 2020 (In-person)

•    Tuesday’s 6 – 7 PM Online; 8 one hour evening online class meetings through ZOOM or comparable online meeting forum:   January 28; February 4; February 11; February 18;  March 10; March 17; March 24; March 31 (Online)
 

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Conversational Solfege Tune-Up with Betsy Greene:  Level 1 and 2  

Betsy Greene, Instructor
1.5 Graduate Credits or PD/workshop Credits

Course Description:
Designed for those who have previously taken Conversational Solfege:  Levels 1 & 2 (FAME certified), participants will have an opportunity to tune-up their practice and implementation of CS through an active review of the 12 Steps, literacy units, and techniques (games) used to fuel the learning. Additionally, teachers will learn more ways to deepen their pedagogy or enhance student learning through special considerations (such as unit and lesson planning or how to integrate CS with Orff Schulwerk) as well as opportunities to share with each other their experience as a CS teacher.

Location:  Champlain Elementary School, 800 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401

Meeting times:
Saturday 8 - 4 pm         March 14, 2020     Snow day March 21, 2020 (In-person)
Thursday's 6 -7 pm       March 26; April 2; April 16; April 23 (Online)

 

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Composition Curriculum Development and Project Design for Music Teachers  

Travis Ramsey, Instructor
2 Graduate Credits or PD/workshop Credits

Course Description:
This course is designed to help music teachers learn how to design composition projects to implement in their own curriculum. Begin by completing instructor-provided composition projects and reflecting upon them. After, discuss the philosophy and process of integrating composition into your school and develop your own individual projects.

Meeting Times:
January 25th - March 25th 2020
In-person:
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (location TBA). Snow date: February 1, 2020
Online: eight weekly assignments including discussion posts, independent projects, and reflections on other participants’ work between January 25 and March 25.

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