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Poetry In The Music Classroom

Thursday, January 13, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tampa Convention Center
General Music Cross-Curricular
Grade Levels
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Poetry in the Music Classroom Notes
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Poetry is a wonderful way to make connections between the elementary music classroom and the elementary general classroom. In this session we will use an Orff-Schulwerk approach to explore ways to make those connections meaningful and authentic for our students. Participants will look at how to help students write their own poetry and how to take existing poems and bring them to life with the power of music. Come prepared to dance, move, and create.

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:
Mr Jacob Reedy

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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