September 22nd, 2018
Tiffany English: Back To School in Orff Style
The beginning of the school year brings special issues to the music room. How can you build community with your students while reinforcing positive behavior? How can you refine your classroom procedures so that instruction flows seamlessly? How can you structure your lessons so that you can facilitate higher-level learning? How can improvisation be more widely utilized? The Orff Schulwerk approach makes all of this possible. Come learn kid-tested strategies and lessons that will make your classroom a playful, organized, safe learning environment that will lay the groundwork for a great year!
TIFFANY ENGLISH is the music specialist at Sugar Hill Elementary School in Gwinnett County, GA. She holds multiple degrees from the University of Georgia and Piedmont College. Her education also includes Post-Level III Orff Schulwerk teacher education and Level I Kodály training. Tiffany has served the American Orff-Schulwerk Association as Region IV representative on the National Board of Trustees, chair of the Professional Development Committee, president of the Atlanta Area Orff Chapter, and co-chair for the 2014 AOSA Professional Development Conference in Nashville, TN. She also served on the AOSA Executive Committee as Vice President, 2015-2017, and currently serves as AOSA President. Tiffany was named the Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year in 2007.
October 13th, 2018
Brian Burnett: Process? What Process?
Schulwerk presents a developmental sequence in, melodic, and harmonic materials as well as creative strategies. Explore, analyze, and label some of these distinct strategies and procedures so you can develop your own process lessons.
Brian Burnett taught elemental music K-6 near Toledo, Ohio for 35 years, is an active instructor for AOSA teacher education courses, and serves as the National Conference Director for AOSA. He was a contributor to both “Share the Music” and “Spotlight on Music” textbook series and has published articles for the Orff Echo, the OMEA Triad and MMB Music’s Teaching With Orff website. He has presented music & movement workshops across the nation.
February 9th, 2019
March 2nd, 2019