Embracing Your Older Students
Are you teaching older beginners? Are you looking for ways to keep your upper elementary students engaged in music class? Then you won’t want to miss this workshop! In this two-part session we will explore songs and activities to teach a Kodály sequence to your older beginners. The song literature and activities will be challenging but doable and will keep the older beginner actively participating in class. The second half of the workshop will present songs and games that upper elementary students (and beyond) adore and love, all the while working on rhythmic elements, melodic elements, form, harmony, and more!
** Please note that both in-person and digital uses and ideas will be included.
CDE Clock Hours are available at all workshops for no extra cost!
Graduate Credit is available through Adams State University for participating in all four online workshops.
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Online via Zoom | registration will be posted shortly. Zoom link will be sent the week of the workshop
OAKE or AOSA Member: $25
9a-11a | morning session
11a-12p | lunch break
12p-2p | afternoon session
Amy Abbott is in her 23 rd year of teaching elementary music with the past 20 years having been in the St. Vrain Valley School district. She received her undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Colorado at Boulder and obtained her masters in music education with a Kodály emphasis from Colorado State University. She has Kodály certifications from Portland State University, where she studied with Jill Trinka, Susan Brumfield, Vicki Loebell & Sean Dëibler and from Colorado State University, where she studied with Sue Litehold-Bowcock, Gabor Viragh and Ann Eisen. She has presented sessions at multiple OAKE conferences, the Colorado Music Educators State Conference, Oregon Arts Alliance State Conference, many OAKE chapters including AKTS, CAKE, KEGA, KET, KEWT, KMEK, LUCKE, MTAKE, NCAKE, NPKC, OKE PKSOR, ROCKE, SWOKE, TRIKE, as well as professional development of Amarillo ISD, Bakersfield MEA and St. Vrain Valley School Districts. She is also the level 2 pedagogy, folksong and analysis Kodály teacher at Colorado State University. Additionally, she has served on the ROCKE board for over 7 years as President, Secretary and Member-at-Large. She was the co-chair for the OAKE 2020 National Conference. In addition to teaching general music at Red Hawk elementary in Erie she also teaches a 4/5 choir and a 4/5 musical each spring. When not teaching she loves spending time with her husband, son and daughter, cross stitching, blogging (http://www.musicalaabbott.com) and creating for her TpT store: Amy Abbott at Music a la Abbott.
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