In order to aid the effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all Graduate Music Education workshop programming for the 2020-21 academic year will be taught remotely.
Workshops will combine synchronous class meeting times using Zoom, with digital engagement materials and resources available in Canvas, Gordon College's online learning management system.
Participants have the opportunity to earn graduate credit, explore a topic of interest, and learn from our carefully chosen clinicians who are nationally recognized in leading music educator development for 21st-century music teaching and learning.
The complete schedule of offerings for Spring 2021 can be found below.
Clinician: Betsy Greene
Experience classroom-ready activities for use in-person and/or remote learning which follow the eight-part workout from First Steps in Music with the Orff Schulwerk approach, while gaining a better understanding of how to integrate these two approaches. Learn how to lesson plan using First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk and to develop your own integrated activities to use in your teaching. Prior First Steps in Music and/or Orff Schulwerk experience and access to Orff instruments are not required. This course is applicable to elementary classroom music educators.
Required Text: First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play by Brandon, Greene, Grimsby, Knapp, Traanberg. GIA Publications: 2017; G-9355
Recommended Text: First Steps in Music for PreSchool and Beyond (revised edition 2020) by John M. Feierabend. GIA Publications: 2006; G-5880
4 Tuesday Evenings, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
March 30, April 6, April 13, April 27, 2021 (no class on April 20)
Class meets live via Zoom on 4 Tuesday evenings. Asynchronous content and self-paced digital engagement with supplemental resources will be required using Canvas, Gordon College's online learning management system.
$425: One (1) Graduate Credit
$385: Participation Only | Zero Credits
Graduate credit registration requirements include mandatory attendance, final project, written assignment or assessment. Participants will be provided with a letter grade and academic transcript upon request.
Participation only registration indicates the participant is not required to submit a final project, written assignment or assessment. No academic transcript provided.
PDP completion documentation is not provided by Gordon College. One graduate credit is the equivalent of earning 22.5 PDPs. Participants are encouraged to interface directly with DESE if they wish to convert their graduate credit earnings to PDPs.