Transform Your Music Teaching This Summer

Orff Music Teacher performance

Posted on February 10, 2017 by Matt Geske

The Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education summer workshop provides K-8 music teachers with classroom-building tools and career-enhancing credentials. Mason Orff program director Donna Fleetwood shares some special insights into what the workshop has to offer.

 

Donna Fleetwood Music LessonsFROM ORFF AT MASON DIRECTOR DONNA FLEETWOOD:

 

 

 

Are you at that crucial mid-point of the school year where energy and ideas are running short and a myriad of new questions may be coming up each day? Do you have burning questions around curriculum, process, performance, addressing student needs – both creative and constructive?

Mason is ready to help you with the Who, What, Where, When and How questions you may have by providing some answers that will help guide your decisions in making summer plans to take the next professional step!

WHO?
No matter where you are in the teaching journey, there is a place for you at Mason. Our program is perfect for you if:

 

 

WHAT?
Are you searching for opportunities to strengthen and broaden your teaching experience and music ed curriculum wheelhouse? Our summer workshop provides several pathways to success, including official Certification, teacher recertification points, and Graduate credit options:

 

WHERE?
Find what you need at Mason’s Potomac Arts Academy, the community arts organization within the University which administers the Teacher Training programs alongside the many arts-based summer programs, camps and workshops for youth. For those For-Credit participants seeking graduate credit for their study, the Academy collaborates with Mason’s School of Music and Learning Solutions offices to manage all of the necessary paperwork and so forth. The fact that we are located in Fairfax, VA just west of Washington DC provides an added “touristy” benefit for those traveling from outside the region.

 

WHEN?
These programs are offered every summer in July. For Summer 2017, the dates for the two-week Levels courses are July 17-28 (8:30 am- 4:40 pm, Monday-Friday). The dates for the one-week Supplemental courses are July 10-14 (times vary).

 

 

HOW?
The 2017 Supplemental courses offer several solutions to the unique needs of a K-8 music educator. Here’s how:

 

Non-Credit participant registration is open now, and For-Credit participant registration will be open by March 1st. Convenient on-campus housing is also available. We hope you will take the leap and join us for another great summer of learning, sharing and growing!

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