Before we go further, I want to tell you about the countless door prizes we have coming from Music is Elementary, Music K-8, TeachersPayTeachers stores, etc. AND Peripole will be a vendor this year, so you will be able to save money on shipping and they have great conference specials!
This conference will be worth every ounce of time you can give it. We will have nationally renowned music education specialists coming to share a variety of new ideas with our teachers. Here is a list of some of these educators:
1. John Feierabend is a leading authority on music and movement development. He is Professor Emeritus and former Director of Music Education at the The Hartt School of the University of Hartford. He is committed to collecting, preserving and teaching the diverse folk music of our country and to the understanding and enjoyment of classical music. Dr. Feierabend’s teaching provides teachers and their students with the materials and techniques to build community through music by involving enthusiastic participation of all people. His approach strives for all to become tuneful, beautiful and artful through two methods: First Steps in Music© and Conversational Solfege©. (Dr. Feierabend will be our 3 hour session presenter on Saturday immediately following the Treble Choir Performance).
2. Carole Stephens – Miss Carole from Macaroni Soup- Sing! Stamp! Clap! March! Is your classroom bursting with action verbs? Children learn by moving through their environment. Active music participation provides opportunities for children of ALL abilities to work on social, emotional and physical skills. Throw in some early literacy skills, and you’re harnessing the power of music for young learners!
3. Dr. Rene Boyer - Professor Emeritus of Music Education at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. She is known nationally and internationally for her work in multicultural and urban music education. Her publications include: Share the Music and Spotlight on Music published by Macmillan McGraw-Hill; "Expressions of Freedom: An Anthology of African American Spirituals" in three volumes; "Walking in the Light of Freedom", also in three volumes, and Songs and Rhythms of a Nation: A Journey of American Heritage, all published by Hal Leonard.
4. Steve Campbell of Dancing Drum will present two daytime drumming sessions and an evening interactive drum circle at the 2018 TMEA Conference! Enhance the cooperative skills of your students through grade level rhythms, chants and drum breaks that promote teamwork and focus! Learn several exciting and engaging drum arrangements that encourage grade level pride and collaboration in your music classroom.
There are many other sessions offered for general teachers as well! With a list this strong, how could you NOT make time to attend this conference! You can only come two days? Ok, come Friday and Saturday! Can only come one day? Great! Choose a day! It is also important to know that we will have the Saturday 3 hour workshop again! Be sure to come join us.
Now, how can I find funds to get there?? Check out this site: help.donorschoose.org/hc/en-us/articles/204363783-Creating-a-Professional-Development-Project to learn how to create a donors choose.org project to attend conference! There are also many grant opportunities out there, so try to apply soon!
Comment below with any questions, I will be glad to help!