Region 1 Elementary Workshop: Picture Books and Performances
Aileen Miracle will be taking us through some of her favorite books and how to use them in the music room and beyond! Bring your favorite books to share with the group.
We will be using picture books to explore, create, and cover TEKS in the music room.
Elementary Music Picture Books and Performances
9-11am - Aileen presents
11-12 - breakout rooms
1-2 pm- videos and resources
Consultant's Qualifications: -22 years teaching k-5 music in Ohio
-Kodaly levels teacher
Let Inspiration Bloom: Pathways and Possibilities
Small musical seeds can bloom into new possibilities for your classroom. Participants will explore ways to stay safe in their classroom while still teaching engaging lessons to their students.
Adapting music activities during the pandemic
Workshop: 9 am-12:15 pm
15-minute break at 10:15 am
Consultant's Qualifications: Music Specialist at Hidden Forest Elementary School
Teacher of the Year in 2018
Adjunct Music Education professor at the University of San Antonio
Active presenter in U.S. and Canada
Body Warm-Ups For The Kodaly Inspired Classroom
Brown will offer examples of physical warm ups that use quality music and movement to demonstrate form, phrasing, beat, and rhythmic and melodic concepts that connect with grade-level concepts featured in Kodály Today. Brown will also focus on creating digital content and how to create group activities that are socially distanced.
At the end of this training, attendees will have *developed a repertoire of body warm ups connect to melodic and rhythmic concepts *performed traditional folk song games & dances that connect to melodic and rhythmic concepts *analyzed curriculum repertoire and prepare a corresponding warm-up
9:00am-9:50am- Brown presents
10:00-10:50- Brown presents
11:00am-12:00pm- Brown presents
2:00-2:30- Wrap up and questions
Consultant's Qualifications: Kristopher Brown is a native Texan and a veteran music teacher of 10 years. He earned a Bachelor's degree in music education in the Spring of 2010 & a Kodaly Specialist Certificate from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas and was announced “Teacher of the Year” in 2013. Kristopher served as Hays CISD Honor Choir director from 2012-2015 and helped develop the Central Texas Children’s Choral Festival with Sarah Martinez, which will be celebrating its 8th year this May. Kristopher is accredited in Dr. Tacka and Houlahan’s “Kodály in the Classroom” Lesson books, and helped write a majority of the 3rd, 4th & 5th grade pedagogy lesson plans. Kristopher Brown Specializes in implementing technology in the Kodály classroom, developing pedagogical content, and creating Curriculum based body & breathing warm-ups.
Kinetic Kaleidoscope: The Ever-Changing Music Making of 2020 2021. A kaleidoscope changes colors, shapes, and forms with the slightest touch. Come learn adaptations to sing, move, create, and play this school year to keep it musical and meaningful. Engaging activities for all grades will include folk dances, activities with technology, bucket drumming, clapping games, and body percussion to name a few. Get ready for lessons you can immediately use!
The objective is to give elementary music teachers tools and activities they can use in our current changing teaching environment.
Start time: 10 am, break 10:55-11:05. End time: 12:00 pm.
Consultant's Qualifications: Mrs. Pfitzner has a Master's Level in Orff Schulwerk certification, and a Master's Degree in Music Education. She is in her 26th year of teaching. She has regular workshops around the country and Canada. She has five publications that are frequently used in the elementary music classroom.