First Steps in Music 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 6-7 PM Jan. 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 14, Mar 7, and Mar 14
Begin by learning classroom-ready activities which follow the eight part workout from First Steps in Music and integrate the Orff approach while gaining a better understanding of how to integrate these two approaches. Next, learn how to lesson plan using First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk and to develop your own integrated activities to use in your teaching. Prior First Steps in Music and/or Orff Schulwerk experience is 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