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I Like To Move It: Making Strong Connections Through Movement.

Thursday, January 13, 2022
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Tampa Convention Center
Elementary General Music
Grade Levels
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Singing, chanting, moving, playing and creating are what children naturally do. There are several benefits to incorporating movement into your lessons as an instructional strategy. Kinesthetic and tactile activities can energize your students learning experiences and help them to make strong connections to what they are learning to their everyday lives. In this intense, highly energetic and interactive session, participants will experience how creative and purposeful movement can be used to teach across the curriculum as well as address diverse learning modalities so that learning is accessible to every student.

Thomas Pierre Jr.


Thomas Pierre is a National Board Certified Music Teacher, holds Orff Schulwerk certification, and is a 2020 CMA Music Teachers of Excellence National Award recipient. He has taught vocal, general and choral music at all grade levels. Mr. Pierre is currently a vocal music teacher in the DC metropolitan area, board member of the Maryland Music Educators Association and the Middle Atlantic Chapter of AOSA, and serves on the AOSA Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee and Restructuring Committee. Mr. Pierre has led workshops nationally and internationally focusing on closing the achievement gap in urban education through the arts.

Session Coordinator:
Dorothy Yorty

The FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Ensembles receive support 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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