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Below are FAME events planned for the coming year. You may select specific categories to see the different types of courses offered.
Move, Move, Move “Building Community Through Music, Movement, Dance, Drama, & DPA”
Have you ever thought, “Oh my goodness, I have to teach Music, Dance, Drama, and DPA and I don’t know where to start?” Or perhaps you want find new and exciting ways to engage your students.
The chief aim of this spirited and interactive workshop is to help ALL EDUCATORS (Teachers, ECEs, EAs, Volunteers, etc) build community through Music, Movement, Dance, Drama and DPA by evoking enthusiastic participation of all student’s musical voices, minds, and abilities and it is directly linked to the Ontario Arts Curriculum.
All activities introduced are accessible to educators of all musical levels and abilities, and designed so K-6 students can develop their tuneful, beatful, and artful abilities. Folk songs, dances and rhymes from Canada’s rich cultural heritage as well as classical music are the primary source materials that are used.
This research-based pedagogy contains everything you need to lead a music class for preschool and early elementary students, including: Movement Exploration, Action Songs, Circle Games, Beat Motion Activities, Expressive Movement, Folk Dances and more..
October 23, 2019 (4:30-6:00 p.m.)
Ecole Sir John A. Macdonald Public School
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
“The Brain and Music: What it Means in Your Music Room” (Friday 12:30pm – CC250)
With a basic understanding of neuroscience and music processing, teachers can fine tune instruction to better meet student needs and advocate for the place of music in the curriculum, since the research gives confidence that music education is not only important, but something necessary in the lives of our students.
“Developing Independent Musical Thinkers in Elementary School” (Saturday 8:00am – CC205)
Conversational Solfege develops notational literacy by helping children understand music through the use of rhythm and solfege syllables at a conversational level that gradually evolves into traditional notation. In this literature-driven approach, students become independent musical thinkers through a sequential process wherein they learn and joyfully perform music before progressing to the decoding, reading, and writing of musical thought. CS serves as only one part of every general music lesson, allowing teachers flexibility to incorporate other activities into their instruction. Learn why Conversational Solfege has become the gold standard in so many districts in the U.S. and even internationally.
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