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Littleton United Methodist Church
5894 S Datura St

Littleton, CO 80120 United States
$110 - $125
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RMC Summer Mini-Conference 2021 –

ft. James Harding


What is the magic ingredient in a successful Orff-Schulwerk class? Is it the space we build in for student creativity to show up? Is it the connection we make to poetry, drama, visual art and dance? Is it skillful sequencing, the way that we scaffold our teaching from simple to complex so that all learners can be successful? In this workshop, we will explore some examples of music and movement projects with children from pre-school through 8th grade with an eye to identifying the principles of Orff Schulwerk in operation. Since some of us will be participating as distance learners, we will take this opportunity to model ways of working in hybrid learning environments.

James Harding teaches children ages 3 to 13 at The San Francisco School, and the Orff-based pre-school to 8th grade music program he has developed there with long-time colleagues Sofia López-Ibor and Doug Goodkin has gained international recognition. He has presented workshops throughout the United States and internationally, and is on the faculty of the San Francisco International Orff Course. He is the author of  “From Wibbleton to Wobbleton: Adventures with the Elements of Music and Movement” (Pentatonic Press, 2013), a collection of music and movement lesson ideas focusing on creative play.


Friday, July 9

8:15-9:00    Registration

9:00-9:30    Round Singing

9:30-12:30    James Harding

Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:15    Facilitated discussion – How was your year?

2:15 – 4:15    James Harding

4:15 – 5:00    Closure & Reflection

Dinner Afterwards with James Harding

Saturday, July 10

8:00-8:30    Round Singing

8:30-11:30    James Harding

11:30 – 12    Discussion

Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:30 IMC Reading Hour

2:30- 4:30    James Harding

4:30 – 5:00    Closure & Reflection (with James)

Dinner Afterwards with James Harding

ASU Credit Available!

Adams State University is offering credit at $55/credit.

Please contact the RMC Credit Coordinator Barbara Pierpoint at bpierpoint@comcast.net for more information.

An important note about this in-person workshop

RMC will be carefully returning to in-person workshops for the first time since March 2020. In order to create a safe and comfortable environment for all, we will be making the following adjustments to our workshop model by implementing the following precautions:
  • we will be limiting the number of in-person participants
  • we will be requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination 
  • we will be providing a daily health screening during the check-in process for in-person participants.

As a private and self-governing organization, we are establishing a community standard of requiring proof of vaccination and wellness, which promotes the safety of all participants, especially those of us who are in vulnerable groups. If you have chosen not to get vaccinated, or if you are not feeling well the day of the workshop, we invite you to participate with us virtually through the Zoom option. Thank you for keeping our community safe.


July 9
July 10
$110 - $125
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