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Music and Movement

Online PD with Michelle Rollins

Want inspiration on how to engage your students musically and creatively during these challenging times? Through movement and dance, students develop awareness of the ways their bodies move, the space in which they work, the time and quality of their movements and their relationship to each other and to the music.

Join experienced music educator and President of Orff NSW Michelle Rollins to explore the wonderful and inclusive mediums of music and movement to express ourselves, connect with others and tell stories.

Come prepared to dance, stomp, clap, move and shake your way through this interactive online session!

In this workshop you will:
-Explore the connection of music and movement through a range of creative activities
-Participate in a variety of movement activities to engage students
-Experiment with different musical styles and genres
-Learn ways to make an online learning environment engaging and interactive

Wear comfortable clothes to move in and please come prepared with a camera and microphone to join in and participate in this session.

The workshop will run for 90 minutes from the advertised start time. 

Who should attend

These events are designed for both generalist classroom teachers and music specialists.

While our resources and PD are primarily aimed at Primary school teachers, all are welcome, including:

-secondary teachers
-LOTE and SSP teachers
-home-schooling parents
-pre-service university education students

Presenter Information

Michelle Rollins 

Michelle has been the specialist music and drama teacher at Waverley College Junior School for the past 21 years. She also directs a recorder ensemble, a stomp group and conducts a 50 voice boys’ choir. 

She holds a Bachelor of Education (primary) from CSU and a Bachelor of Arts (hons. in Ethnomusicology) from UNE, and a L.Mus.A (AMEB) in singing.

Michelle is also the current National (ANCOS) and State (OSANSW) president of Orff Schulwerk in Australia.


Each of these events contributes two hours of Professional Development addressing the below standards from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. 

​For NSW & ACT teachers: Musica Viva is an endorsed provider of NESA and TQI Registered Professional Development for Proficient Teachers. Completing this workshop will contribute 2 hours of NESA & TQI Registered PD addressing 3.3.2 and 3.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW and ACT.​

3.3.2 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving and critical and creative thinking.

3.5.2 Use effective verbal and nonverbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement and achievement.

Every attendee will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation.

AITSL standards: Copyright Education Services Australia, 2011.​



Event Dates

Wednesday 28 October, 4 - 5:30pm AEDT
Free Event

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