Each year, the Calgary Orff Chapter is proud to present three fantastic professional development workshops. Each clinician will explore different ways of incorporating the Orff Schulwerk method into your music classroom.
For the 2017-2018 Season, workshops will be held at Dalhausie School (4440 Dallyn Street NW). They will run from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm. Doors will open at 8:00 am for registration and check-in.
See Membership for registration details.
Keeping the P.L.A.Y. in the Process
Presented by Erika Bridge
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Keeping the P.L.A.Y. in the Schulwerk, incorporating games, literature and movement into the Orff process in an authentic way! Come prepared to sing, say, dance and P.L.A.Y.!
Erika Bridge teaches K-5 in East Lansing, MI, and is in her 11th year of teaching. She has her Masters in Choral Conducting from Central Michigan University, and has completed Level I, II, III, and Masterclass in Orff Schulwerk. She is a regular local, state and national presenter for AOSA, and is honored to be presenting in Canada for the first time! She recently published an article in the Michigan Music Educators state journal on Authentic Assessments in the Orff Process (Spring 2017) and is passionate about creating a spiraled and integrated curriculum. She is a certified Level I Pedagogy Teacher for AOSA and is currently a member of the AOSA National Technology Subcommittee. She lives in Okemos, MI with her two children, Juliet and Henry.
Presented by Steph Davis & Sean Fitzmaurice
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Join us for three energetic and engaging sessions. “Bring on the Bugs” is a thematic unit for the early years music classroom, “The Sound of Colour” offers two unique modal pieces for your upper elementary Orff class, and “Learning Through Light” is a thematic unit geared towards grades 3/4. These sessions will include Orff arrangements, composition ideas, fun games, and even bright movement props!
Steph Davis and Sean Fitzmaurice are both K-6 music education specialists currently teaching in Manitoba, Canada. They each hold their Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Manitoba. They are certified in Orff Level III training and regularly participate in professional development. Very active in the music education community, they have each served on the board of directors for the Manitoba Orff Chapter and Manitoba Music Educators’ Association.
Steph and Sean have a passion for music education, the Orff approach, and teaching children. They have developed Soundscape Music, a collaboration in which they compose original Orff arrangements, create lessons, and deliver workshops throughout North America.