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Building Musical Knowledge One Book At A Time!

Friday, January 14, 2022
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Tampa Convention Center
Elementary General Music
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Building Musical Knowledge one book at a time! Session Notes
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Come participate in several lessons that use children’s literature to introduce and practice musical skills for grades K-5. Using great children’s books to engage students into the lesson will not only bring retention for your students, but the repetitive nature of these books will also give great practice for musical skills and maximize your time with them. Many of these books can be used in multiple grade levels so that you can unify your students curriculum to build on it year after year. Your administration and classroom teachers at school will jump for joy when they see how you encourage fluency and comprehension in your classroom while focusing on your music standards!

Katie Grace Miller 

Lake George Elementary
Music Instructor

Katie Grace Miller is an elementary school music teacher in Orange County in Orlando, Florida. She has been teaching for 15 years and currently teaches at Lake George Elementary School. She received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of South Florida and received her Masters degree in Teacher Leadership with a focus on curriculum development from the University of Central Florida. She teaches before and after-school musical groups named "Lake George Jammers” for 3rd – 5th graders. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2008 and 2020. She has presented clinics to music teachers in various states and has conducted various all county choirs and Orff groups in the state of Florida. She is a regular contributing author to the teacher resource, Activate magazine. She published the book “Get to the Point” with her aunt, Artie Almeida and has 4 published teacher resources of her own. She loves spending time with her family.

Session Coordinator:
Ms Ashley Peek

The FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Ensembles are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
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