Saturday, September 10, 2022
ISU Center for Performing Arts
It’s time to get moving! Come explore diverse ways to integrate movement into your music curriculum. This workshop introduces a wide range of movement activities to engage and excite students from PreK through 5th grade.
DEBRA NAVIN is a Music Specialist at Brookside Lower School - Cranbrook Educational Community. Mrs. Navin 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 training in Music Learning Theory and World Music Drumming. Prior to coming to Cranbrook in 2016, Debra taught a combined 10 years of Pre-K through 6th grade General, Vocal and Instrumental music in MA, PA and MI. Mrs. Navin plays the Piano, Harp, Flute, Guitar, and Handbells. She is a frequent national presenter for music teacher workshops and a board member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. She lives with her three children and husband in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Mixing it UP!
Saturday, October 1st, 2022
Each hour of this workshop will
focus on a NEW topic. Ukulele,
Drums, Children's literature
and more. Come and join the fun!
SANDY LANZ and GRETCHEN WAHLBERG are national board certified teachers who have taught elementary music in Florida for over 38 years. For the past 18 years, they have taught Orff-Schulwerk Level I teacher training courses sponsored by the Central Florida Orff Chapter, Stetson University, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida International
University. They have co-taught workshop sessions at National Orff Schulwerk conferences, as well as, numerous state music conferences throughout the US. Together they have written the books, Drum It Up, Creative Bits with Children’s Lit, Strum It Up and S'More Bits with Children's Lit.
Plan Your Work &
Work Your Plan
Saturday, February 25th 2023
Tired of flying by the seat of your pants? Stressed out wondering what you will teach on Monday morning? Questioning where great songs and activities learned in various workshops fit into your weekly lesson plans? This workshop is for you! Together, we will experience lots of hands-on music making and then do a deep-dive into curriculum and design, learning how to prioritize various learning targets and plan sequentially with the year in mind.
CYNTHIA SEPUTIS has taught K-5 General Music at Carpenter Elementary School in Park Ridge, IL for 31 years. She received her B.S. in Music Education from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and her Masters of Music Education from Northwestern University. She completed her Orff Levels with Jeff Kriske, Randy DeLelles, and Shirley McRae at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Cynthia taught the recorder component of the Orff Levels at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago for 18 years and also co-taught “Orff Curriculum and Design” and “Orff Without Instruments”. Outside of teaching, Cynthia can be found ringing handbells with Chicago Bronze or playing her five-string banjo.