This course is designed for teachers to use music in a creative non-threatening way that will reinforce, introduce or review required Common Core Language learning curriculum standards. Students are exposed to music as a language genre study as the standards promote globally aware students who make multilayered connections in their learning.Only one required resource text is needed to complete this course: 101 Music Games for Children, by Jerry Storms, Hunter House Inc., P.O. Box 2914, Alameda, CA 94501-0914. Text fee is $12.95 and is available through most bookstores or directly from publisher toll-free 1-800-266-5592. This book is also available at Amazon.com. *Prices subject to change.
You will need various and sundry items such as tin pans, sticks, rubber bands, shoe boxes, etc. for making home-made rhythm instruments.
By the end of this course the participant will have:
- Used nine different music teaching games with children
- Shown the ability to plan complete classroom lessons while incorporating music games as an adjunct to Language Common Core Standards.
|Exemplary: A+ to A-||Acceptable: B+ to B||Unacceptable:|
Must be resubmitted
|Clearly and thoroughly addresses each of the assignments and shows a logical progression in their usage||Addresses all assignments with clarity||All assignments are not addressed or responses are not clear in their meaning|
|Responses are clear and easy to read||Responses can be read||Responses are difficult to read|
|Shows careful editing so that egregious errors in punctuation, spelling, and usage have been eliminated||Minor mechanical errors exist but do not seriously distract from the meaning||Shows little organization and has poor punctuation, with spelling errors|
Pam FerkoB.A., Supplementary Authorization in English
K-8 General Ed. in elementary public schools 26+ years.
Friday Morning Sing director for 5 years.
Educational special interest in using music to assist in teaching all academic subjects.
Pam’s personal interests include family, singing in a choir, and is a Mid Century Modern design enthusiast.