For: ECE, Primary / Intermediate
Where: Christchurch School of Music, Christchurch
Fee:Free for MENZA members, first year teachers and those currently enrolled in an education degree, or $30 for non-members.
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Based on a successfully implemented programme in USA schools this workshop will show non-musically trained early childhood and primary classroom teachers how to use easy to play musical instruments to support academic instruction in literacy, maths, science, social studies and Te Reo. With the knowledge and training gained through Arts Based Academics teachers will reinvigorate their craft through creating their own project based learning models that will promote independent and creative approaches, differentiated learning, positive behavior, and teamwork.
Beth Cohen taught for over 25 years in the New York City area (USA) public schools. Her company Cohen Arts & Education has provided Professional Development workshops, classroom support and educational consulting to public, private and charter schools as well as national charter school companies since 1998. Beth is founder and Music Director of the USA non-profit Youth Music Group which has a mission to provide opportunities in music to young people. She has conducted professionally both in the USA (Stevens Orchestra, New American Chamber Orchestra, Manhattan Philharmonic) and in New Zealand (Garden City Orchestra, Auckland Victorious March Band, Resonance Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Outreach) She is an experienced teacher of conducting to teachers, school and community conductors.