Thursday, September 12 – Experiencing Dance and our World
This season’s fall concerts are connected by the idea of rhythm: literal dance rhythms and more subtle rhythms in the day-to-day world. This interactive workshop will incorporate these concepts to explore how you can use music and movement to benefit your students’ learning. We’ll also have a special overview of the Young People’s Concerts themes and guide materials so you’ll know where to find exactly what you’re looking for in these resource materials.
Thursday, January 16 – Science and Sounds and the World Around
Second semester themes come together as we look at the woodwind family and the science of sound. You’ll find out more about how to bring together these big ideas to create capstone projects to meet Student Learning Objectives and several creative ways to assess student progress. Even “Bill Nye the Science Guy” wishes he could be here!
Thursday, March 27 – The Advocacy Workshop
You asked for it – you’ve got it! We all know the challenges music/arts educators face with scarce resources and a high-stakes testing environment. We also know the arts are important and why - we know the arts are anything but “frills.” But how do we effectively communicate the message and lay the groundwork and support before we actually need it? This workshop will provide a tool kit of resources to give you confidence to speak up for the arts!