Why sing? Apart from being great fun, it connects us to others, and the voice is the most accessible and fundamental of all instruments! Join us for an interactive session of singing and music-making for the primary classroom.
At this workshop you will:
-Explore different songs and repertoire for classroom use
-Learn a variety of warm up and song teaching ideas and techniques
-Look at strategies to create a simple percussion arrangement for a song
-Scaffold the activities above from simple to more complex
You are invited to join us 15 mins prior to the advertised start time for registrations and afternoon tea.
The workshop will run for two hours 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:
-LOTE and SSP teachers
-pre-service university education students
As Professional Development Manager for Musica Viva, Jemma runs workshops nationally for teachers in classroom music. With a Bachelor of Music and Graduate Diploma of Primary Education, Jemma has worked as a generalist classroom teacher, specialist music teacher and private music tutor for more than a decade, also working extensively with primary school choirs and instrumental ensembles. Having travelled extensively, Jemma has a keen love of world music and dance and is a passionate advocate of the creative arts to support and enrich learning.
Accreditation and standards
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, 3.4.2, 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.
3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
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.