Casey Barker, “Student-Centered Learning in the Music Classroom”
Saturday, September 28th, 2019: 9AM to 1PM
Brady Educational Center, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Registration is $45 for OAKE members and $50 for non-members. Current college students attend FREE. Pre-register online here.
As standards-based instruction has been integrated into elementary schools, student-centered learning has become a growing trend in elementary education. The purpose of this workshop will be to explore student-centered learning in the elementary general music classroom. Project-based experiences, learner voice and choice, and collaboration are all elements of student-centered learning that have great potential for elementary music. Teachers can base instruction on the process-based National Core Arts Standards to allow students to explore material, build musical skills, and work collaboratively. Through this workshop, participants will:
- Gain new ideas to put learners in the driver’s seat – how can your students use their valuable backgrounds to learn from themselves and each other?
- Refresh old song material with time for student ownership and creativity
- Learn team-building activities to help build a welcoming classroom environment
Chapter Share with MNOrff at MMEA Mid-Winter Clinic
Saturday, February 15th, 2020: 9AM to 12PM
Minneapolis Convention Center
CANCELLED: Dan LeJeune: “Technology in the Intermediate Choral Classroom”
Saturday, April 25th, 2020: 9AM to 1PM The Blake School, 110 Blake Rd S, Hopkins, Minnesota 55343 – note the different location from our usual workshops! Registration is $45 for OAKE members and $50 for non-members. Current college students attend FREE. Pre-register online here. Session description: Integrate technology and Kodály-inspired teaching into your choral classroom.