Fall of Fresh Ideas
October 1st, 2022|9AM-3PM|The Evergreen School, Shorline WA
We are thrilled to welcome a lineup of familiar and new faces to our NWKE member sharing. Come get some fresh ideas for both the elementary and choral classrooms or choose the half-day option for a more tailored experience. We hope to see you there to enjoy time together and jump-start your year!
CLOCK HOURS AVAILABLE! 5hrs
Elementary Focused Session 9:00AM-11:45AM
Savanna Johnson: “Jump In, Jump Out”
Jen Lang: “Inclusive Openers for the Elementary Music Class”
Nathalie Ariadne: “Indonesian Children’s Music: Yamko Rambe Yamko”
Tyler Stevens: “Keep the Meter Running: Teaching 2/4 and 3/4”
Karissa Longo: “Engaging English Language Learners in Elementary General Music”
Elizabeth Anderson: “Using Poetry to Inspire Group Composition”
Choral Focused Session 1:00PM-3:00PM
Christa Phillipson: “So Fa, So Good”
Kyra Rengstorf: “Developing Literacy Through Repertoire with Emerging Choral Ensembles”
Zoom option available. Masks and vaccination strongly encouraged. If you find yourself ill, please email email@example.com for a Zoom link or refund.
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Keep them singing! Keep them playing!
November 5th, 2023 | Location and Time TBA
Playing singing games in the elementary music classroom is a fun and engaging way to get students actively participating in joyful music-making. In this session, participants will receive an arsenal of singing games for grades Kindergarten through 5th grade that can be implemented into their classrooms right away. We will also explore ways to expand the singing games into literacy, composition, and instrumental activities and Carrie will share some tips and tricks to help with long-term and short-term planning in a Kodály-inspired classroom. Participants should come dressed to move and play!
Carrie Nicholas is in her 22nd year as an elementary general music specialist. Carrie currently teaches K-5 general music at Devinny Elementary in Lakewood, CO. She received her bachelor’s degree of Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master’s degree of Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Colorado State University, completing her Level III Kodály certification in 2005. She is an active presenter, having shared sessions and presentations for various school districts, county and state music education conferences, and OAKE chapters and conferences. Carrie is a proud member of OAKE. She is past president of ROCKE (the Regional Organization of Colorado Kodály Educators) and past president of the OAKE Western Division. Carrie has taught at the Colorado Kodály Institute as Level III Pedagogy and Folk Song Analysis instructor. When she is not teaching or presenting, Carrie enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and enjoying the Colorado outdoors with her family. Carrie co-hosts the podcast “Music Teacher Coffee Talk” with her longtime colleague and friend, Tanya LeJeune.
April Chapter Share
April 30th, 2022|9AM-3PM|The Evergreen School, Shorline WA
Join us Saturday, April 30th for a sharing event with Racial and Social Justice Educator Ayva Thomas and our own Kelly Foster Griffin!
Workshop with Trey McLaughlin
November 6th, 2021|9am-3pm|Bothell United Methodist Church
We are so thrilled to offer this amazing workshop with Trey McLaughlin. Internationally known for his master classes on vocal performance, clinician workshops, conducting and for his very successful career directing and performing with The Sounds of Zamar Gospel Choir!
Please join us for a wonderful music-making experience where we all be able to sing together once again! You will learn techniques for teaching harmony, improving vocal performance and technique with your school choirs, classroom performances and as a musician yourself!
Cultivating Engaging Music Lessons ANYWHERE with Nick Holland-Garcia
September 18th, 2021|9am-noon| Virtual Workshop
Join us for our first workshop of the year with the amazing Nick Holland-Garcia!
This interactive workshop will examine strategies for developing and adapting engaging musical lessons for teachers whether they are in face-to-face, hybrid, or distance learning environments. Topics will include balancing virtual and “IRL” (in real life) activities, developing narratives and characters, utilizing technology and online resources, and methods for flow and maximum musicking. Participants will leave with ideas for how to adapt their current lessons, teaching style, and method for ANY learning environment.
Nick Holland-Garcia is the Lower School Music Teacher at St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School in Baltimore, MD and has taught elementary general music in Seattle and San Antonio. Nick is also an instructor for the Rio Grande Valley Kodály Teacher Training Program in McAllen, TX where he teaches pedagogy and musicianship. Nick has presented workshops on topics of classroom and vocal pedagogy, cultural competency, and technology at regional, state, and national music educator conferences. Nick earned a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master of Music in Voice Performance with Teacher Certification from the University of Michigan.
For information on past workshops, check out The NWKE Historian.