April 10th, 2021 Jennifer Patterson
Topic: Process to Performance: Guiding Students to GREAT pieces!
Kansas City based elementary music specialist, Jennifer Patterson, is currently in her 11th year of teaching at Warren Hills Elementary School (Liberty, MO). With a background in dance, choir, musical theater, band and color guard, being an elementary music specialist was meant to be! She uses an eclectic approach that blends aspects of both Orff Schulwerk (levels and master class completed at Baker University) and Kodaly (levels from University of Central Missouri). She completed her Bachelors of Music Education from UMKC in '08 and her Masters of Arts from UCM in '17.
Patterson's student group "The Treble Makers" Orff ensemble has played at MMEA in 2016 and 2019 and will perform at the upcoming 2022 AOSA conference in Kansas City. She has presented professional development for MCDA in 2016 and 2018, is serving on the Missouri Music Educators Association advisory board, has a Teachers Pay Teachers store, and is a featured author in Activate magazine (Heritage Music Press).
February 6th, 2021 - Matthew Stensrud
Topic: Introducing Responsive Classroom: Building a Community of Learners through Distance Learning
March 6th, 2021 - Drue Bullington
Topic: Keep Creating & Carry On!
***All 2020-2021 Due to COVID-19 all workshops for the 2020-2021 year have been moved to virtual platforms. Each workshop will last 2 hours running from 9:00am - 11:00am, CST***
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