January 30, 2020 – January 31, 2020 all-day
Holyoke High School North Campus
500 Beech Street Holyoke
MA 01040
Mark Todd
413 478 8400
Holyoke Public Schools Personal Development @ Holyoke High School North Campus


Intentional Movement in the Classroom – Thursday January 30, 2020

Movement is an integral part of being musical. Think of your favorite finger play, action song or play party. Chances are there is some type of movement involved.  So much of our early childhood music repertoire contains a movement component. This is no surprise; children learn best when they are able to use their bodies. The movement component is worthy of the same explicit and intentional instruction that we devote to the tonal and rhythmic aspects of our curriculum. This is accomplished, not by compromising our musical goals and standards, but simply by manipulating the material that we are already teaching our students.  We can make the movement in our finger plays, action songs, play parties and dances even more beneficial for each student. This lively session will share strategies and techniques that will enhance the movement component in a music classroom. 

Bridges to the Community; Planting Seeds for a Lifetime of Musical Growth                       Friday January 31, 2020

Music Educators plant seeds for a lifetime of music making but teachable moments do not always happen in the classroom. This session shares a dozen ways to enrich the musical growth and development of your students, your school and community while providing opportunities to inspire a lifelong love of music.