Events

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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.

FAME Calendar

Mar
3
Tue
First Steps Certification Course – Berks County Intermediate Unit, Reading, P
Mar 3 @ 2:41 am – Apr 2 @ 3:41 am
First Steps Certification Course - Berks County Intermediate Unit, Reading, P @ Berks County Intermediate Unit

LESLIE WEAVER

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE CPE

The goal of this course is to impact student learning by teaching attendees to implement techniques in their classrooms to help students think tunefully, to understand the role of tuneful thinking in a child’s overall musical development, to understand the 4×4 procedure for tune acquisition, to implement strategies and techniques in their classroom to engage their children’s vocal lengthening muscles, to implement techniques to help their students move expressively and to a steady beat, to understand the role of Movement Exploration and Movement for Form and Expression in a child’s overall musical development, and to understand the importance of following a child’s steady beat when first teaching how to keep a steady beat.

The required texts are: First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond: The Curriculum ISBN: 978-1579995881 The Book of Movement Exploration: Can You Move Like This? ISBN: 978-1579992644 Feierabend Fundamentals: History, Philosophy, and Practice ISBN: 978-1622772643

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13543&I=3312167If you have any questions, please contact Lori Gerber, 610-987-8421 or lorger@berksiu.org.

 
Tuesday March 3rd; Thursday March 5th 
Tuesday March 10th: Thursday March 12th
Tuesday March 17th; Thursday March 19th
Tuesday March 24th; Thursday March 26th
Tuesday March 31st: Thursday April 2nd
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) 2 CPE Credits @ $310.00 
1111 Commons Blvd.
Reading, PA 19605
 
 

 

Apr
23
Thu
Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference – Poconos, PA
Apr 23 – Apr 25 all-day
Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference - Poconos, PA @ Kalahari Resorts Poconos

LESLIE WEAVERpmea.net

First Steps in Music – Movement Development | Saturday 1 – 2 p.m.

The ability to move expressively to music is a skill that should be cultivated in children as early in their development as possible. This session will provide techniques and activities, from the research-based First Steps in Music curriculum, teachers can use to develop their PK-2 student abilities to move expressively and internalize steady beat.

First Steps in Music – Vocal Development |  Saturday 3:15 – 4:15

The ability to think tune is valuable to a child’s overall musical development. This session will provide techniques and activities teachers can use to engage their PK-2 student head voices and increase student ability to think tune.

Contact: Marissa LaBant | mlpeters@pmea.net |  pmea.net

Jun
15
Mon
First Steps in Music Certification Course – Slippery Rock University, PA
Jun 15 – Jun 19 all-day
First Steps in Music Certification Course - Slippery Rock University, PA @ Slippery Rock University, PA

LESLIE WEAVER

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC CERTIFICATION COURSE 

The First Steps in Music curriculum is designed to prepare children to become musical in by being Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful. First Steps in Music for Infants and Toddlers provides developmentally appropriate activities that are well suited for children under three years old with their caregivers. First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond provides activities for children as young as three but appropriate for any aged child that needs to further develop their tuneful, beatful, and artful abilities. Folk songs and rhymes as well as classical music are the primary source materials that are used to develop their musical minds and abilities. Created by Dr. John Feierabend, this pedagogical approach contains everything you need to lead a music class for preschool and early elementary students, including: Echo Songs, Call-and-Response Songs, Simple Songs, SongTales, Action Songs, Circle Games, Beat Motion Activities, and more. Ample time will be spent on exploring complete lesson plans for a three-year curriculum.

Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion for First Steps in Music from the Feierabend Association for Music Education.

Contact – Dr. Cassandra Eisenrich: cassandra.eisenrech@sru.edu