Moving with Intention in the First Steps Classroom
Saturday, July 26th – 1:30 – 2:30 PM – Session II
Participants will be introduced to the movement categories of the First Steps curriculum; Creative Movement, Movement for Form and Expression and Beat Motion Activities, through the lens of the following developmental frameworks; Developmental Skills, Kinesthetic Development, Proprioseptive Development, Bilateral/Unilateral Coordination, and Midline Crossing.
Lillie is known for her work with young children and for instilling a love of music within them. This is her thirteenth year at the University of Hartford Magnet School and her fourteenth as a director for the Connecticut Children’s Chorus. In 1998 she received the Teacher of the Year Award from Canton Schools (CT) for her innovative and inclusive music programs. In 2008, Lillie received both the Teacher of the Year Award from UHMS and the Outstanding Elementary Music Educator Award from the Connecticut Music Educators Association.
Lillie is a frequent clinician at local, state and national conferences. She also teaches at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Gordon College in Boston, and The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. She is Past President of KESNE, and a member of NAfME, OAKE, CMEA and ACDA, where she served as the National Children’s Honor Choir Chair for the 2010 Conference.