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Music Cadre with Jo Kirk

January 14, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

ESU 9 is excited to announce that Jo Kirk will be our presenter for this year’s Music Cadre!
Jo will be presenting 2 session geared to K-8 Music Teachers.
Morning Session:
BREAK IT DOWN:  How to “Teach” the Game with Greater Success
This “energy packed/hands-on” workshop focuses on acquiring knowledge and skills to implement joy-filled student-centered instructional techniques and strategies that reduce undesired behaviors during classroom & movement activities. Exploring a variety of developmentally appropriate musical activities, folk dances and singing games, participants will examine & “break-down” instructional techniques based on Parten’s “Categories of Play Development” (simple to complex). Materials appropriate for all learners, children through adults.
Afternoon Session:
Music Making with JOY and PURPOSE!
Attendees will participate in a variety of joy-filled singing games, action songs, literature, and active listening experiences (from simple to complex) as they examine the “3P’s” (Prepare, Present, Practice) to Kodály based musical instruction that lead students to musical concepts and literacy skill development grades K-8th. The in-service aim to demonstrate lesson planning skills that create more joy in the classroom which increases the student’s desire to listen and obtain higher levels of music literacy skills.


January 14, 2022
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


ESU 9 Adams Room