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Getting Serious About Play

Friday, January 14, 2022
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Tampa Convention Center
General Music Elementary
Grade Levels
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Getting Serious About Play Slides


Play is the work of childhood, and music is naturally playful! Come and see how play-based music instruction can promote a variety of curricular goals, develop deeper connections with our students, and provide opportunities to assess student learning. This workshop highlights fun games and activities that are appropriate for grades PreK through 5th Grade.

Debra Navin 

Birmingham Public Schools
Music Teacher

Deb Navin teaches General Music in the Birmingham Public Schools in Michigan. Deb holds a BM in Music Education from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY and a MS in Elementary Education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She is certified in Orff-Schulwerk and has trained in Music Learning Theory and World Music Drumming. She has taught General Music, Choir, and Band in public and private schools in MA, PA, and MI. She is a frequent national presenter for music teacher workshops and serves on the national board of the American Orff-Schuwerk Association. Deb plays the Piano, Harp, Flute, Guitar, and Handbells. She lives with her husband and three children in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Session Coordinator:
Ms Pauline Latorre

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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