I've been the attendee of so many professional development workshops, seminars and conferences. A handful were specific to music education, another handful were partially relevant to the elementary classroom setting (the setting I was teaching in at those times) but the majority didn't pertain to me, my field and my specialty almost at all. It made me feel ignored, under appreciated and disposable.
I left the elementary classroom in the summer of 2010, earned my PQAS Certification in 2011 and I'm so happy to say the professional development opportunities I am asked to give are some of the greatest experiences I've had. Connecting with fellow educators, through music, movement, building and friendship is what it's all about and I'd love to have the opportunity to work with you and your colleagues. I would love to provide your teachers with user-friendly, hands-on and relevant professional development that's actually fun. Here are the current seminars I offer:
Music & Movement For The Classroom Teacher: Attendees will learn relevant, user-friendly and fun activities that are easy for educators of all ages and subjects to implement in the comfort of their classrooms. Regardless of experiences with music education (positive or negative), age, ability level of understanding, this seminar will encourage you to incorporate music and music education into your daily routine.
Enhancing The Educational Environment Through Music: Studies have show that each component of music affects a different part of the brain; supporting, encouraging and stimulating growth in all areas of development and learning. In today's high-tech, fast-paced world, we would all benefit from learning how to slow down in order to be fully present in our own bodies and teaching those techniques to the students in our classrooms.
Lyric Writing Is Language Arts: Before the song is sung, the lyrics have to be written. And when the lyrics are written, spelling, grammar, punctuation, the main idea, sequence and creative details count. This seminar will bring out your inner singer-songwriter through step-by-step guidelines that reinforce the basics of Language Arts and will bring fresh and innovative ideas to their music-loving students.
How To Teach Personal Space: "Keep your hands to yourself" is a universal rule within classrooms all over the world. However, what about the rest of the body and the space that surrounds it? The best way to create a safe, happy and healthy environment for students to learn is to teach them how to make personal space a personal responsibility. This seminar will present elemental tips, tricks and techniques that teach personal space.
To learn more and connect, please call 732.687.8134 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.