Kodaly Chapter of Minnesota Workshop: Casey Barker

Barker, Casey

Student-Centered Learning in the Music Classroom

Date & Time:

Saturday, September 28, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


University of St. Thomas
Brady Educational Center, auditorium
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105

As standards-based instruction has been integrated into elementary schools, student-centered learning has become a growing trend in elementary education. The purpose of this workshop will be to explore student-centered learning in the elementary general music classroom. Project-based experiences, learner voice and choice, and collaboration are all elements of student-centered learning that have great potential for elementary music. Teachers can base instruction on the process-based National Core Arts Standards to allow students to explore material, build musical skills, and work collaboratively. Through this workshop, participants will:

  • Gain new ideas to put learners in the driver’s seat – how can your students use their valuable backgrounds to learn from themselves and each other?
  • Refresh old song material with time for student ownership and creativity.
  • Learn team-building activities to help build a welcoming classroom environment.
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