Conversational Solfege with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play (Spring 2023 online course)
1.5 Graduate Credits or PD/workshop Credits – Graduate Credit $900 or PD Credit $750
6 one-hour online class meetings through ZOOM on Tuesdays at 7-8 PM Jan. 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 14, Mar 7, and Mar 14
Discover ways to thoughtfully develop the musicianship of your students with activities that use a high level of engagement with creativity and student input. A close look and experience with the Feierabend Approach (Conversational Solfege) and the Orff Approach or Orff Schulwerk will be the focus for study as well as how to integrate them meaningfully into your teaching. This course will help you to reflect on your own teaching in a way that will encourage you to prioritize best practices regardless of the method(s) you use. Prior experience with Conversational Solfege and/or Orff Schulwerk is/are not required
Betsy Greene teaches K-5 general music in Burlington, VT. She also started and helps manage a First Steps in Music program for the community at her school (since 2000). Betsy holds a B.M.Ed. from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam and a M.M.Ed from the Hartt School, University of Hartford. She is both Orff-Schulwerk and Kodaly certified (all three levels).In addition to teaching children, Betsy is a frequent clinician for general music and music literacy workshops in Vermont School Districts and local music education conferences as well as a teacher of graduate courses for music educators in the summer (Conversational Solfege and First Steps in Music). She is a FAME-endorsed teacher trainer.
ONLINE FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC WITH ORFF SCHULWERK – SING,SAY, DANCE, PLAY and ONLINE CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE WITH ORFF SCHULWERK – SING, SAY, DANCE, PLAYCLASSES CAN BE TAKEN EITHER SEPARATELY FOR 1.5 Credits/ PD or CONCURRENTLY for 3 credits/ PD